Snowboard Life’s Top 25 Board Test 2000 K2 A-Star

Named after a helicopter, this board slices like a blade. Kurt described it as, “The go-fast, land-anything board. Once it’s in a turn, it stays in.”

K2 suggests this board for aggressive freeriders with smaller to average feet. The number-one choice among team riders, the A-Star features narrow, full-wrap edges making for a lighter board with less drag and more speed. High scores in the overall-performance category.

“For my weight, height, and attitude I’d look for a board that rides and feels like this,” Kevin says.

Amy adds, “Stiff enough for stability, snappy enough for ollies, perfect length for me. Maybe a little wide for my feet, but comfy in all terrain.”