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, K2 uses smooth-flexing Bambooyah™ Pro Core to keep it responsive and damp underfoot, and they top it with their ICG™ 10 Biax Glass with tip-to-tail carbon stringers. This technology keeps 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 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.