The K2 Cool Bean has a uncommon look as it falls into K2's Volume shift range, as you can see the Cool Bean is a lot shorter and wider than a traditional snowboard. This movement of volume from the tip and tail to the width changes the feel of the board from a precise feel to a more surfy, floaty and fluid feeling. The Baseline rocker on the Cool Bean makes it extremely stable with a flat section in the centre of the board towards the tail with a large rocker zone in the nose that provides plenty of float.
With its huge nose the Cool Bean sits up in powder with ease and the swallow tail helps to tail sink and slash your way around in the deep stuff. When cruising the groomers the 28cm waist width comes into play allowing the rider to really lean into their turns and push the board about with their big smile.
The rule when buying a Cool Bean is to downsize from your usual board length between 7cm and 10cm. As you would expect from K2 the Cool Bean is loaded with great features like a sintered base and hybritech construction and you know this one is a winner. Suitable for boots sizes from UK 6 up to UK 15.
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- Directional Tapered shape - Massive spoony nose with a Swallow Tail.
- All Terrain Rocker Camber profile - Large amount of rocker in the nose with flat camber running towards the tail
- Tweekend - Extended and mellow rocker in the nose for a longer surface area
- Base - 4000 Sintered, Fast!
- BAP Core - Multiple Species Wood for great response and increased strength with reduced weight
- Biax Glass - 2 layers of fibreglass on opposed axis
- Hybritech Construction - Wood core extends to the tips of the board with blended sidewalls for reduced swing weight
- Volume Shift - Suitable for larger boots
Cool Bean Size Guide
|SIZE CM||EFF. EDGE CM||TIP/WAIST/TAIL CM||SIDECUT M||STANCE IN||SETBACK IN||WT RANGE LBS||WT RANGE KG|
|138||96.5||31.0 - 27.5 - 29.7||7.3||19"||Custom||100 - 180+||45 - 82+|
|144||101.6||33.0 - 28.7 - 31.00||7.4||21"||Custom||120 - 220+||54 - 100+|
|150||106.7||33.0 - 28.7 - 31.00||7.9||23"||Custom||140 - 230+||64 - 104+|