K2 Excavator 2023 Snowboard
Want to go one billion miles an hour and dig trenches whether it is hardpack groomer conditions or pow? This is the board from K2 you want.
Named for its intended use, the K2 Excavator specializes in digging deep trenches on groomers and displacing powder after the storm cycle. Built around a mid-wide outline with a dual-radius sidecut, the K2 Excavator snowboard caters to the advanced level rider looking for a directional snowboard to carve on groomers and float in the soft snow.
The wider profile of the Excavator allows riders to size down ~5cm from their usual snowboard size and allows you to get all of the performance out of a longer board without the extra swing weight. This extra width and 20mm of taper benefits riders with wider feet, reducing any “booting out” on those deep corduroy carves and long traverses.
Inside the Excavator, we use our smooth-flexing Bambooyah™ Pro Core to keep it responsive and damp underfoot, and top it with our ICG™ 10 Biax Glass with tip-to-tail carbon stringers. This technology lets us keep the snowboard relaxed torsionally for easy turn initiation, but also helps to add snap over the entire length of the board. We’ve also added our pre-cambered Carbon Power Forks™ in the tail to help for an energy boost into and out of turns and those spontaneous “Slow Sign” ollies.
All of this tech is sandwiched between a faster-than-hell Carbon Infused 5500 Sintered Race Base, waxable and supremely durable P-Tex sidewalls, and a snow-shedding SnoPhobic™ topsheet that keeps the whole package fast and light.
|SIZE CM||EFF. EDGE CM||TIP/WAIST/TAIL CM||SIDECUT M||STANCE IN||SETBACK IN||WT RANGE LBS||WT RANGE KG|
|142||104||29.9 - 25.0 - 27.9||5.5/6.5||19"||0.75"||90 - 160+||41kg - 73kg +|
|146||108||30.5 - 25.4 - 28.5||5.7/6.7||19"||0.75"||90 - 160+||41kg - 73kg +|
|150||111||31.3 - 26.0 - 29.3||5.9/6.9||20"||0.75"||120 - 190+||54kg - 86kg +|
|154||115||31.8 - 26.4 - 29.8||6.1/7.1||21"||0.75"||120 - 190+||54kg - 86kg +|
|158||118||32.4 - 26.8 - 30.4||6.3/7.3||22"||0.75"||130 - 210+||59kg - 95kg +|
|162||122||32.7 - 27.0 - 30.7||6.5/7.5||23"||0.75"||130 - 210+||59kg - 95kg +|
BAMBOOYAH™ PRO CORE
Our all-new Bambooyah™ Pro Core takes a decade of bamboo cores and takes it up another notch. Equal parts performance, renewable, and durable, we’ve blended three different species of wood to create the most premium core in our offering. Bamboo and aspen are placed at 30 ° underfoot to supercharge the edge-to-edge response and increase the pressure distribution along the edge. We’ve also placed lightweight paulownia in the tip and tail help to reduce swing weight and complementary tip-to-tail bamboo stringers help with snap, stability, and damping.
ICG™ 10 GLASS WITH CARBON
Integrating Carbon Fiber stringers that run the length of the board into our fiberglass increases the snap of the snowboard without adding unnecessary rigidity.