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Escape to the land of milk and honey … or cornices and faceshots.

If your nightmares are filled with images of circling a full parking lot like a vulture, waiting forty minutes in a nebulous liftline, dodging skiers on chaotic cat tracks, or having tourists ruin the powder before you get there, than you need to find a new vantage point with the K2 Panoramic Splitboard. The Panoramic features an array of technology to get you charging pristine powder; just snap it together and go.

The All Terrain Baseline profile is mostly flat for stability, with more rocker at the tip to keep you afloat in deep snow and less rocker at the tail to prevent wheelies when landing. Carbon Web II carbon stringers improve power transfer to make the board more responsive for greater control at high speeds, which is what you want when pointing it down ass-puckering couloirs. They used a Bambooyah bamboo core for its high strength-to-weight ratio and poppy feel, plus it's a highly sustainable natural resource, so bonus points to K2 for eco-friendliness.  

A directional shape and setback stance floats better in powder, and it allows for more powerful carves and quicker direction changes. The sintered base is fast to keep you flying down steeps and cruising across flats, and it's extremely durable to withstand the occasional sneak attack from buried rocks. So unless you enjoy getting cut off by gapers in one-pieces every day, take the scenic route on the Panoramic.

  • Mostly flat profile with medium rocker in the tip and lower rocker at the tail
  • Hyper Progressive directional shape
  • Hybrilight cap and sandwich construction
  • Biax glass with Carbon Web II carbon stringers
  • Bambooyah Split bamboo core
  • Sintered base
  • Voile board clips
  • Two-point Z-Clip skin attachments at tip and tail
  • Splitboard hardware and skins not included

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5 5

This board rips!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I ride in Salt Lake City..so it's safe to say I've never rode this on hard pack.only pow in the pow this board rips. initiates turns really easily. Feels solid at high speed. And sends cliffs well. I feel like the quality of this board is great especially for the price!I think this is the best split board at this price

4 5

Rides good, ok quality...

I've been riding this board for work for the last two years as a winter wildlife research technician, so it's gotten at least 200 days of between winters in Colorado and spring riding in the Alaska Range. I have to say, it rides like a dream. I had a Voile before and this is a world above it in terms of how it rides. Flat/reverse camber is kind of miserable when you are touring a lot, but it's a light board and it charges in the pow and can also handle the groomers at the resort too. The only time it sucks is on icy hardpack and it has the tendency to skip when putting in a hard turn and chatter at really high speeds. After two years and a dozen or more core shots, it's thrashed, kind of floppy and the base looks like I should have bought stock in a p-tex company. I destroy stuff splitboarding for work and I never expect anything to last more than two seasons, so this board owes me nothing.

I'm 5"10", 185 and bought a 162, which is the perfect size. No need to buy a massive splitboard, better to buy something slightly longer than your resort board, especially if riding a board that boasts that it feels like a resort board. If you are going out only on weekends, or are just getting into splitboarding buy it. It's decent for not a lot of money. And get Spark bindings.

My only real gripe is that I've had delaminating issues from the first month of use onward. My co-worker has an identical board and has no such issues. I also feel weird riding a snowboard made in China. Just seems wrong. I'll probably buy a Venture this year as a replacement.

Rides good, ok quality...
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The K2's do have they're manufacturing defects for sure. Have you rode a Never Summer? Their splits are awesome!