Season: 2021/22
 
Category: Splitboards
 
Manufacturer: K2 Snowboards
 

After the Marauder Split, K2 now brings out the Freeloader. Sure, a few grams lighter compared to the Marauder it has become and the base may also be slightly higher quality.  However, two hundred euros you have to invest more for it. Camber profile and flex are similar in comparison.

K2 Freeloader Split


Review 2021/22 

Board-Profile: Camber
Camber
Rider-Level:
AdvancedExpert

Length: 151cm  156cm  158cm  159cm  162cm  163cm  

Weight: 0g  0g  0g  3.100g  

Price (SRP) from: 1 280€
(*Set)
WP-Score:  
2.8

Included: Splitboard, Karakoram Ultra Clips, Skins

Riding Style / Field of use


The Freeloader Split is very versatile with a strong orientation towards freestyle.
Freestyle, 90%
Allmountain, 90%
Powder, 70%
Speed, 90%

Test Results


"Since we were very excited about the K2 Marauder Split we had high expectations for the K2 Freeloader. In our opinion, the Freeloader is a very versatile splitboard with an orientation towards freestyle. It is solid in the climb and can keep up with most splitboards. The weight felt nice and light for a board with channels. In deep powder it does not flex much which makes the climb easier and saves power. The quality of the skins are questionable. The skins that are included, as standard, have good grip, but the glide (lack there of) leaves much to be desired. Riding downhill, the K2 Freeloader does not convince us. On the groomers it works perfectly. Makes fun, carves and can also do some freestyle. In deep powder, however, it lacked the liveliness and agility that we are accustomed to from other boards. Also the float can not keep up with other boards. Compared to the Marauder, it definitely has a different target audience and it's less versatile. If you are interested in a freestyle oriented splitboard, you should give it a try. If you love K2 and also want to do ambitious splitboard tours far from the resorts, we recommend the Marauder splitboard."

Riding, 80%
Agility, %70
Edgegrip, %80
Uphill, 68%
Traversing, %75
Weight, %60
Features, 75%
Finishing, %80
Sustainability, %70

Description


After the Marauder Split, K2 now brings out the Freeloader. Sure, a few grams lighter compared to the Marauder it has become and the base may also be slightly higher quality.  However, two hundred euros you have to invest more for it. Camber profile and flex are similar in comparison. As always with K2 are a variety of lengths to choose from, the lengths in 158 and 163 are wide models for riders with larger feet.

Camber Profil

Flex Test