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, but in a much shorter length for quick-turning agility. Considering regular boards feature waist widths around 250-millimeters, its girthy 287-millimeter waist (for 144/150cm boards) gives you an accurate depiction of just how stubby this snow-surfer is. 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. Inside this stubby snow-surfer, the Bap core is made of three species of renewable wood, with biax laminates for a softer torsional flex that's perfect for slashing turns in the trees and making graceful turns across open bowls. Additionally, the speedy sintered base keeps you gliding across deep snow without bogging down, especially in low-angle stashes where everyone else is struggling to stay afloat.
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