2016 K2 Happy Hour Snowboard
When K2 debuted their Lifted camber profile on the Happy Hour a few years back, it went from a good snowboard to a great snowboard. The 2016 K2 Happy Hour snowboard is mostly flat until you get to the tips where it dips to positive camber then back to flat. In effect, it acts like a flat board that has camber pressure just before the contact points, but then has raised contact points. The K2 Tweekends are flattened tips outside the contact points, similar to CAPiTA’s WAH-POW tips. They make a great platform for buttering and presses. Plus the pointy tips make for fun tripods as they dig in like a rudder on a boat.
The 2016 K2 Happy Hour snowboard is a great all around park board for jibs and jumps. It’s mostly flat camber let’s you lock on to rails and boxes, while its camber and carbon stringers make for some amazing pop. The flex has a couple unique properties. First its rebound, or snap back, is powerful, making ollies fun and huge. Second, the torsional flex was soft enough to make micro-movements on and between features in the park. That equated to an amazing amount of control.
We even had the opportunity to take the 2016 K2 Happy Hour snowboard into some pow and it handled surprisingly well. As mentioned in the video, it even held up our overweight cameraman…
Board Insiders recommends the 2016 K2 Happy Hour snowboard to park riders that want to do it all. If you love jumps as much as you love to jib, this is a great board to own.
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Does Board Insiders recommend this snowboard? 3 Yes
Would we buy this snowboard? 3 Yes
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From K2 Snowboards:
The original pointy shape continues to stay true and rule all it aims at. Focused on freestyle maneuvers wherever you want to go, the Happy Hour started the experimental shape revolution and has won countless Good Wood awards and diehard fans ever since.
Baseline: Precision Lifted with Tweekend™
Shape: Grabby Stabby Twin
Glass: ICG10 / Biax
Additives: NEW Carbon Wing™ I & Ollie Bar™
Base: 4000 Sintered, Base Bevel: 1°
|Effective Edge (mm)||1145.1||1170.5||1195.9|
|Tip Width (mm)||287.4||290.7||294.1|
|Waist Width (mm)||247||249||251|
|Tail Width (mm)||287.4||290.7||294.1|
|Sidecut Radius (m)||7.7||7.8||7.9|
|Stance Setback (in)||0||0||0|
|Rider Weight (lbs)||110-190||<180||130-210|