The North Star in the K2 Snowboarding snowboard offering, and the marquee of the Landscape Collection, the Alchemist is a hard-charging, directional freeride board for the skilled rider.
Construction + Core
Targeted to please the advanced-to- expert level snowboarder, the Alchemist is packed with functional technology. The Alchemist features two unique technologies from the K2 camp; a SpaceGlass™ tip insert and patented Spectral Braid technology. SpaceGlass™ is a pre-cured fiberglass insert that helps reduce weight, minimize chatter, and increase edge pressure. Spectral Braid allows us to adjust tip-to-tail stiffness independently from the torsional stiffness, creating a stiffer snowboard in the tip and tail to promote edge hold, while keeping it more relaxed between the feet for easy turn initiation.
Recess3D technology in the nose removes excess material from the board, adds visual depth to the top sheet and reduces chatter – all without sacrificing strength.
A thirty-five-year history, collaborative rider input, and premium technology culminate in delivering the most aggressive and precision-crafted snowboard we’ve ever made. The Alchemist holds its ground as the most premium offering on freeride snowboarding today.
S1 Core - The smooth-flexing cousin to our A1 core, our S1 Core is designed to be damp underfoot and stronger than hell. Constructed from Bamboo, Aspen, and Paulownia, the S1 Core lets each wood do what it’s best for. Tip-to-tail Bamboo stringers add snap, durability, and damping underfoot and are balanced out by lightweight paulownia in the midbody, tip, and tail help to reduce swing weight. Underfoot, Aspen and Bamboo are placed at 30 ° angles to increase strength, supercharge the edge-to-edge response, and increase the pressure distribution along the edge.
Base + Edges
Spectral Braid - K2’s Patented (U.S. Patent No. 10,857, 445) Spectral Braid is a first of its kind variable angle reinforcement that allows for precision tuned torsion and flex by altering the fiber orientation along the length of the snowboards. This makes our snowboards feel lively, energetic, and remarkably composed.
SpaceGlass™ - An American made Aerospace grade precure fiberglass core insert used to provide unmatched structural performance at reduced weight. SpaceGlass™ inserts increase edge hold along contact points, reduce chatter, and provide unequaled durability.
Recess3D - By reducing the number of materials in low-stress zones, we’re able to minimize the swing weight of your snowboard while also reducing chatter in the tip and tail - all without sacrificing strength.
Carbon Power Fork™ - A pre-cambered carbon inlay in the tail of your snowboard gives the board energy in and out of turns and adds extra pop for takeoffs and landings.
Wax Infused Sintered 4001 Base - Built using the hardest and fastest Sintered base material on the market from Crown, the Wax-Infused Sintered 4001 holds wax longer than other Sintered bases for a smoother glide, longer.
Advanced to Expert
Rocker + Camber