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The Curated Take
This product is ideal for any intermediate rider who is looking to get into freeride but still has fun riding the groomers and going fast. I would feel confident putting any beginner who has grown their skills and wants to progress into intermediate riding along with any advanced rider who is looking for a budget friendly board that will withstand some hard charging. Immediately when I got on this snowboard I felt its power and urge to go fast. The camber profile seems to work when it comes to edge hold and pop, the K2 Gateway Pop takes the ring there! Any rider who is looking for a quiver killer, this board should be on your radar.
- The Camber profile on this board allows for a locked in edge feel ideal for carving and control.
- The Gateway Pop is loaded like a spring ready to give the rider an extra boost when getting air.
- A mid flexing board leaves the rider with a stable snowboard that can be ridden at high speeds and handle some hard charging.
- I had to work to get the K2 Gateway Pop to press and butter down the mountain.
- The Width on the Gateway Pop is more narrow compared to some other similar boards which lead to some toe and heel drag
- Riding at slower speeds can feel a bit catchy and hard to maneuver.
The K2 Gateway Pop marries a classic directional twin share and a progressive Carbon Camber Profile, creating the ultimate for-everyone board that’s perfect for ripping down an open powder field, perfectly spaced tree runs or your favorite line the park.
We repurposed the design of our top-selling Gateway board and added camber in between the inserts for extra pop on takeoffs, and tons of stability while carving at high speeds, giving it a confidence-boosting, tried-and-true feeling. Its aspen core provides a snappy and playful feel with a mid-flex for quick edge changes through sketchy terrain and pressing on boxes and butters.
We use our ICG™ 10 Biax Fiberglass with tip-to-tail carbon stringers for edge hold through choppy terrain. We’ve added an Extruded 2000 base to provide a smooth and durable feel that’ll have you leading your crew to the next secret stash.
The all-mountain Gateway POP packs premium tech into an affordable package for leveling up your skillset on any terrain the resort has to offer.