ALCHEMIST

$799.99
By K2

The K2 Alchemist Snowboard is your directional big gun for full throttle freeriding. It's stiff and cambered for tons of power and edge hold, but with a setback stance and upturned nose to stay on top when it gets deep. If your idea of a good time involves cliff drops, face shots, and no speed limits, the Alchemist is a solid candidate for the only board you'll ever need.

Product Details

Rocker Type

Directional Camber Profile  The most responsive camber profile in the line features camber running from in front of the front foot to the tail of the board with slight early rise in the nose. This gives the rider the most precision and control possible in any terrain while still floating effortlessly in the deep stuff.

Flex

Flex Rating  9 (1 Playful - 10 Precise)

Core

S1 Core  The smooth-flexing cousin to the A1 core, K2's new S1 core in designed to be damp underfoot and stronger than hell. Constructed from bamboo, aspen, and paulownia, the S1 core lets each wood do what it's best for. Tip-to-tail bamboo stringers add snap, durability, and dampening underfoot, and are balanced out by lightweight paulownia in the midbody, tip, and tail to help reduce swing weight. Underfoot, aspen and bamboo are placed at 30° angles to increase strength, supercharge edge-to-edge response, and increase pressure distribution along the edge.

Laminates

Triaxial Glass  A glass laminate with diagonal layers that adds torsional stiffness for increased stability and improved edge hold. The fibers three layers of fibers are woven at 45° , 45° , and 0° . This makes for a more responsive ride longitudinally and torsionally.

Spectral Braid™  K2’s Patented Spectral Braid is a first-of-its-kind variable angle reinforcement that allows for precision tuned torsion and flex by altering the fiber orientation along the length of the snowboards. This makes snowboards feel lively, energetic, and remarkably composed.

SpaceGlass™ Tip  An American made Aerospace grade precure fiberglass core insert used to provide unmatched structural performance at reduced weight. SpaceGlass™ inserts increase edge hold along contact points, reduce chatter, and provide unequaled durability.

Carbon Power Fork™  Pre-cambered Carbon Power Fork™ additives are strategically shaped to offer greater response and energy return by increasing the width toward the tail - allowing for more material to be engaged, and more energy to be created the harder the tail is flexed. Adds snap to ollies, increases edge pressure, and gives energy in and out of turns.

recess3d  By reducing the amount of materials in low-stress zones, K2 is able to reduce the swing weight of your snowboard, while also reducing chatter in the tip and tail - all without sacrificing strength.

Base

Wax-Infused Sintered 4001 Base  Built using the hardest and fasted sintered base material on the market from Crown, the Wax-Infused Sintered 4001 Base hold wax longer than other sintered bases for a smoother glide, longer.

Topsheet

SnoPhobic Topsheet  Helps eliminate snow buildup when it gets deep.

Binding Compatibility

2x4 Inserts

 

Size (cm) 154 157 159W 160 163 164W
Effective Edge (mm) 1170 1190 1220 1240 1220 1240
Tip Width (mm) 293 297 311 301 305 315
Waist Width (mm) 247 250 263 253 256 266
Tail Width (mm) 297 291 305 295 299 309
Sidecut Radius (m) 7.29 7.8 8 8 8.1 8.1
Stance Setback (in) 0.75 0.75 0.75 0.75 0.75 0.75
Stance Range (in) 21 21 22 22 23 23
Rider Weight (lbs) 120-200​+ 120-200​+ 130-220​+ 130-220​+ 130-220​+ 130-220​+