K2 Eco Pop

"It's rockered now instead of flatline; a super-smooth all-around board." -Jenna, Brighton, MI (Summit Sports and snowboards.net)

Lengths: 145, 148, 152, 155, 158

Base Material: 4000 Sintered

Core: Rhythm WH4 Core

Shape: Setback Twin Hyper Progressive

Flex (from 1-10): 6

MSRP: $499.95

Website: k2snowboarding.com

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"Easy to carve on, lightweight, and great for jumping. It was a great all-around board. Works in a variety of conditions." -Jenny Willden, Sandy, UT (outdoor sports guide)

Bleiler K2 Eco Pop

An X Games gold medal, a Vancouver Olympics appearance and a high-budget AT&T commercial, brought to you in part by the K2 Eco-Pop. Gretchen Bleiler, Aspen, CO. Photo: Mike Yoshida

SNOWBOARDER's 2011 Best of Test was full of surprises. With host resorts spanning the entire country–from Vermont to Washington and California to Michigan–the grid of on-snow demos kept us on the road, compiling all pertinent data as to determine which are the best snowboards for 2011. This is SNOWBOARDER Magazine's 2011 Best of Test Women’s #1, the K2 Eco Pop. See the rest of the results for the top snowboards for 2011.

3 Reasons

Hybrilight Eco Conscious Construction

What would be worse than El Niño every winter? No winter at all. That's why K2 implemented their Eco-conscious construction in the Eco Pop, which reduces weight, uses less material, and is better for Mother Nature.

All-Terrain Rocker

Reverse camber catered to all-terrain domination. From parks to pipes and all your backcountry adventures, K2's rocker will keep you hyped in any conditions. Hey, it works for Gretchen, doesn't it?

Harshmellow Damping

K2's signature shock absorbing synthetic polymer helps minimize chatter and vibrations while riding at high speeds and cushions landings when you go a tad too fast, allowing you to ride longer and stronger.

Bode Merrill, Haines, AK, Photo: Oli Gagnon

Bode Merrill, Haines, AK, Photo: Oli Gagnon

This content was pulled from SNOWBOARDER Magazine’s September 2010 issue is on newsstands now. Go to your local snowboard shop, bookstore, or download a copy today from Zinio.