Board: K2 Cool Bean
Camber Option: All Terrain Rocker. Flat between the feet into rocker outside the feet.
Bindings: K2 Lien FS
Stance: 21 Wide 12 Negative 9 Goofy
Boots: DC Lynx 8.5
My Weight: 155lbs
Resort: Copper Mountain
Conditions: Mid season cold with some fresh snow thrown in.
Flex: Stiffer overall with a bit more give in the nose.
Stability: While there is technically a lot of board area under foot, there still isn’t much edge on snow and just about no tail back there at all. If you get too far back seat in variable terrain it’s pretty easy to wheelie out of it.
Ollies/Pop: Not really much here. There just isn’t really any tail to snap off of so your boost comes from your legs alone. The nose has some decent snap for nollies and whatnot.
Butterability: Nose pow butters are great, but there really isn’t any tail to press around on. The swallow tail makes it really difficult to push the tail into the snow without it hooking.
Carving: It’s a balance game between being too nose heavy in a turn and being too far back on the tail. Too far back and you can’t really hold on to much or push through the apex and too far forward and you risk going over the handlebars. In deep snow the whole thing livens up. The huge fat nose is pretty much impossible to sink. When you put that nose with a near non-existent tail you get a deck that floats in any snow condition with no rear leg burn. The nose shape does a really good job keeping the tip out of the snow as you slash through turns.
Rider in Mind: Rider looking for a quiver deck for those deep glory days.
Personal Thoughts: It’s a very niche quiver deck. To me it really just wasn’t that useful in anything other than deeper snow. In deeper snow which is what this is made for it’s a great pow surfer.
Comparable Boards: Flow Darwin, Venture Euphoria, Spring Break Slush Slasher
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This board was loaned to us for review by K2 Snowboards marketing department.