Tacky Boardtest - K2 Airdu 151

Le Glacier 3000, Switzerland, 9/18/2009 by Anthonie de Vries
The Airdu is one of the top models in K2's versatile women line. Designed for teamrider Leanne Pelosi's needs you can count on a very serious board.
Board specifications
Sizes: 140, 144, 148, 151, 154
Type: All terrain freestyle
Shape: Twin tip, Hyper progressive
Base: 4000 sintered
Technical features:
Hybritaper, Rhythm WH3 core, Triax Top, ICG 10 Base, Carbon Matrix 1 torsion forks, Flateline baseline.

Test results
Flex/Stiffness 1-10 (1 is flexible, 10 is stiff)
7
The Airdu has a fairly good flex and stiffness ratio both for light and a bit heavier women.

Pop 1-10
7-8

Also really good pop for light and heavier women.

Terrain 1-10(1 not suited, 10 most suited)
Rails - 6
Kicker - 9
Slope - 8
Our testers especially liked to ride this board on the kickers. It also decent on rails and more then average on the slopes.

Looks
It might look a bit simple and plain to some, but the idea behind the art has to do with symbols of native animal protectors according the K2 catalog.

Technical features
K2 keeps it pretty simple and straight forward with the technical features. Basically the Airdu has all the feature K2 offers.

Extra’s
One of the best in K2's really big women line!

Pro’s
K2 has a lot of really good female riders in their team and they know what woman want and need. According to our testers the best thing about this board are; aggressive, good pop, fast to ride, good to ride everything.

Cons
Boring design, not for beginners.

Who is this board for? Level 1-10
8

Park rider, specially for kickers.

Remarks:
Fast board you need to know what you are doing on this board.

Happiness Factor 1-10 (how much did our testers like this board)
8

It’s a really nice board for all conditions and terrain which our tester liked a lot.



Tackyworld Board test
This test is based on the results of our test in Le Glacier 3000. The boards are tested in the park and on the slopes of Le Glacier 3000. Our testers are from all over Europa with some very good French and Swiss riders. Find out more about the different boards or riders with the links below.

Tested boards so far:
Ride Machete 160
Völkl Vice SQD
Nitro Team Series 159 Gullwing
Burton Fix 155

Rider profiles:
Julien Lacor

Don't forget to check out:
Introduction to the snowboard test
The photos from the test

Related links:
www.glacier3000.ch
www.demonium-mc.com
www.vanssnow.com
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