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I was looking for something fun to add to the quiver, and I didn’t realize how much fun I was adding. East Coast excavating some of the worst conditions, and it’s a blast no matter what. Plenty of float even when it looks like the baby board of the quiver. I went down 8cm from my daily ride to keep it easy to get on edge. A K2 sintered stone ground base they use gives you a durable board that doesn’t require much maintenance!
- Deep pow or soft slush
- Laying into toe and heel side carves
- Can be a little jumpy in cruddy terrain
- Might turn too quick for some
- Finding the perfect size can be difficult
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. The Excavator’s wider profile allows riders to size down around 5cm from their usual length without sacrificing performance, and it’s extra width and 20mm taper benefits riders with larger feet, reducing toe drag on deep carves and long traverses.
A combination of a smooth-flexing S1 core and tail to tail ICG™ 10 Biax Glass keeps the Excavator responsive and damp underfoot. We’ve also added our pre-cambered Carbon Power Forks™ to allow for an energy boost in and out of turns and those spontaneous “Slow Sign” ollies. The Excavator is packed with tech to keep you playful and floaty when powder is on the forecast.