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Afterblack - A Team Favorite

December 24, 2023

Team riders Mark Wilson and Justin Phipps weighed in heavy on tip & tail shape, sidecut radius, blend zone, and camber profile. After rounds of testing on the hill and in the streets, we signed the dotted line on the second incarnation of the K2 Afterblack.

Taking the strongest parts of it’s previous existence and evolving, the all-new K2 Aterblack was engineered for serious durability with a focus on classic freestyle flex, and feel, with modern maneuverability.

We’ve taken a proven construction and design philosophy and listened to our team riders to bring together the all-new K2 Afterblack twin tip snowboard. Team riders Mark Wilson and Justin Phipps weighed in heavy on tip & tail shape, sidecut radius, blend zone, and camber profile. After rounds of testing on the hill and in the streets, we signed the dotted line on the second incarnation of the K2 Afterblack.



    Designed for the intermediate-to-expert level snowboarder, the Afterblack is a mid-flexing true-twin with a Combination Camber Profile (with camber in between the bindings and rocker on the outside of the binders) giving it a playful feel while still being able to hold speed and track straight into the next feature. Its tri-blend BAP Core blends bamboo, aspen, and paulownia woods to deliver snap and rebound while dampening vibration on the harshest landings. Wrapping the core, tip-to-tail triaxially woven fiberglass and Carbon Darkweb™ gives the Afterblack stability and edge control for popping off lips and sending big side hits.

    We worked with Seattle-based artist Dane Nomellini on the graphic, pulling elements from things that happen deep into the night. Clean graphic, with a tip to tail runner, and a bold base graphic to make the logo pop in the videos and magazines.