- Sizes: 144
- Flex: 6
- Profile: Flat
- Shape: Directional
- Price: £729 / €799
The K2 Split Bean is a splitboard like no other. Inspired by the ever-popular K2 Cool Bean, the short ‘n’ stubby shape delivers a far nimbler descent than anything else on the market.
You’ve got to get up there first, though, and essentially this is the opposite of how most splitboards are designed. Where you normally want a longer, preferably thinner platform under each foot, this is anything but. Kickturning will be easier, of course, but it’s not one to buy for epic multi-day ascents over firm terrain.
“Like its solid sister, get the K2 Split Bean in the powder and it’s immediately right at home”
No, this is built solely for the fluffiest stuff. Like its solid sister, get the K2 Split Bean in the powder and it’s immediately right at home. That swallow tail and long spoon nose make this thing skim across the top of everything, and navigating even the tightest tree lines is a breeze.
Again, it’s pretty wide, so the K2 Split Bean isn’t the quickest from edge to edge, but that’s the trade-off when buying something so pow-specific. When it hasn’t snowed for a while, you’d probably be happier on something else.
The package deal comes with made-to-measure skins and all the hardware you need, so if you’re wanting convenience then you’ll find it here. Expecting a lot of pow days this year, and keen to leave the beaten track? Check this one out.