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K2 Snowboards The Cool Bean Snowboard

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    Radical shift in pow shape thinking.

    Taking a radical departure from traditional board shaping, the K2 Cool Bean Snowboard is a slashy, surf-inspired ride with incredible float packed into a stubby swallowtail shape. Taking cues from voluminous surfboards, the Cool Bean packs the same volume as a regular-sized snowboard by significantly widening the waist, but in a much shorter length for quick-turning agility.

    Directional Rocker places flat camber underfoot for carving up a storm on hardpack, with a large, rockered nose for buoyancy on those waist-deep days. In conjunction with the swallowtail and spoon-like nose, the Cool Bean naturally sinks the rear to float across the deepest powder imaginable, without any rear leg burn. Think quick slashes between snow-caked trees, surfing turns along creek beds, and hitting windlips on broad volcanic slopes. It's all a cakewalk for the Cool Bean.

    • Stubby swallowtail for surfing pow and cranking carves
    • Volume Shift allows you to downsize by 7 to 10cm
    • Flat profile underfoot with a large, rockered nose
    • Swallowtail shape emphasizes float and surf-like feel
    • Medium flex pattern balances playfulness with stability
    • Tight turning radius emphasizes quick-turning agility
    • Sintered base readily absorbs wax for low-friction glide
    • Core made from sustainably harvested trees
    • Item #K2S00DD

    Tech Specs

    Length
    138cm, 144cm, 150cm
    Profile
    Directional Rocker (flat with large, rockered nose)
    Shape
    directional swallowtail
    Flex
    medium
    Effective Edge
    [138cm] 965mm, [144cm] 1015mm, [150cm] 1067mm
    Waist Width
    [138cm] 275mm, [144-150cm] 287mm
    Sidecut Radius
    [138cm] 7.3m, [144cm] 7.5m, [150cm] 7.9m
    Stance Width
    [138cm] 19in, [144cm] 20in, [150cm] 23in
    Mount
    4-hole
    Core
    Bap (three species of renewable wood)
    Wrap
    biax glass
    Base
    sintered
    Recommended Rider Weight
    [138cm] less than 150lb, [144cm] 130 - 210lb, [150cm] greater than 150lb
    Recommended Use
    freeride/powder riding
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    Super Fun Board!

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    As I get older I'm more into cruising and just flowing rather than attempting airborne tricks (don't want to hurt myself again!). This snowboard is so perfect for surfing down the mountain. I initially thought there would be a bit of a learning curve since the shape is dramatically different from any board I had ever rode previously, but it feels surprisingly normal. In powder (even super deep powder) the swallow tail sinks naturally while the fat nose keeps you on top which makes riding feel effortless. On groomers it holds a solid edge and is still super fun. Having big feet (size 13), I especially appreciate the extra width! Less toe drag is always a plus. I highly recommend this board

    Great Board for Deep Days & Late Season

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Board: Cool Bean 144cm
    Bindings: Gnu ???.
    Rider Weight: 180lbs
    Rider Height: 6'0''
    Rider Boot Size: 10
    Quiver Position: Powder - with party qualities

    My ideal quiver includes:
    Powder / Freeride-Freestyle / All-Mountain / Party or Jib / Split Board

    Quiver:
    Ever since the stubby pow boards popped up, it felt kinda of weird calling a 144cm board a "powder board" but it is. And it's mega fun to carve on when the powder gods aren't delivering.

    Versatile:
    I originally rode this in a 144cm but opted to size up to the 150cm for next winter for the extra float. But it's super fun on deep days and really easy to handle. But I'm an east coaster that grew up riding hard pack, so it's nice to carve every now and then and this board is pretty fun for that. I wasn't expecting it to lay down as good of a carve since it's a 144cm board with a shorter effective edge but it's surprisingly fun.

    With the board being a wider one (good for the big foots out there!) it is a tad slower edge to edge but that is really only noticeable on hardpack.

    Board Selection:
    There are a range of board options and this one might be for you....and it might not. Let's chat to make sure. We can also talk shop on boot, binding and board combos and how each part of the set up effects the others for your specific situation.

    I'd encourage you to hit me up via email - jdowns@backcountry.com
    (this way I'll get these during off hours)

    I'll let the picture do the talking.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The K2 Cool Bean is by far my favorite powder board that I've ever ridden. Coming in at some insanely short sizes (138cm, 144cm, 150cm), your first impression is that the small Cool Bean won't be able to hold it's own in the deep stuff. That's where you're wrong. With an insanely wide waist width, huge rockered nose, and flat camber profile the rest of the way, the Bean floats like a dream and is more stable than marrying rich. It takes some getting used to, but once you do you can still feel confident dropping cliffs and getting air. Use that big nose to your advantage and don't land backseat!

    These short, fat powder boards are gaining in popularity, and for good reason. Almost every major snowboard manufacturer makes one. They are designed with riding in Hokkaido, Japan in mind, where the terrain is mostly "rolling" and they receive an insane amount of yearly snowfall. They are designed to have the same surface area as a traditional snowboard, but the shorter length makes them very nimble and maneuverable through the trees or if you just want to throw up huge clouds of powder every chance you get.

    Contact me directly at 801-204-4578 or gboogert@backcountry.com if you have any additional questions, need help with figuring out the right size, or want to get an awesome set up going!

    I'll let the picture do the talking.