K2 2023 Excavator Snowboard
Named for its intended use, the K2 Excavator specializes in digging deep trenches on groomers and displacing powder after a storm cycle.
Built around a wider perimeter with a dual-radius sidecut, the Excavator is unisex in approach and caters to advanced riders, carving groomers, and floating in powder. The wider profile of the Excavator allows riders to size down around 5cm from their usual length without sacrificing performance. This extra width and 20mm taper benefits riders with larger feet, reducing toe drag on deep carves and long traverses.
Inside, we use our smooth-flexing S1 Core to keep it responsive and damp underfoot. Finally, we 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 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 allow for an energy boost into and out of turns and those spontaneous “Slow Sign” ollies. This tech is sandwiched between a wax-infused Sintered 4001 base, waxable and supremely durable P-Tex sidewalls, and a snow-shedding SnoPhobic™ top sheet.
Volume Shift™,Tapered Directional
ICG 10 Biax Glass with Carbon
Carbon Power Fork
2 X 4
Wax-Infused Sintered 4001
Smooth flexing and durable enough to pack a five-year warranty, the S1 Core is made from three renewable timber species - Bamboo, Aspen, and Paulownia. Aspen and Bamboo work together to highlight the snap and response of this wood and a Bamboo-dominant underfoot section at 30° to increase strength, 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 to help to reduce swing weight.
ICG™ 10 GLASS WITH CARBON:
Integrating tip-to-tail carbon fiber stringers into fiberglass layups ensures a smooth power release in and out of turns while increasing the snowboard's pop, liveliness, and longevity without adding unnecessary rigidity.
WAX INFUSED SINTERED 4001 BASE:
Built using the hardest and fastest Sintered base material on the market from Crown, the Wax-Infused Sintered 4001 holds wax longer than other Sintered bases for a smoother glide, longer.
CARBON POWER FORK™:
Pre-cambered Carbon Power ForkTM additives are strategically shaped to offer a more significant response and energy return by increasing the width toward the tail, allowing for more material to be engaged and creating more energy the harder the tail is flexed. Add Snap to Ollies, Increase Edge Pressure, and Give Energy In and Out of Turns.
SNO-PHOBIC TOP SHEET:
This directional fiber top sheet sheds snow and keeps extra weight off your board, reducing fatigue.
2 X 4 INSERT BINDING MOUNTING:
2x4 Insert packs allow for secure binding mounting while optimizing stance-width options.
Time-tested, secure, and stable.
Excavator Snowboard Size Chart
|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 +|