List Price US $499
K2 Cool Bean 2016 Snowboard Review
Overall Rating
Riding Style Powder
Riding Level Advanced - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) 8-10, 10-12, > 12
Manufactured in
Shape Tapered Directional
Camber Profile Flat to Rocker
Stance Setback over 20mm
Approx. Weight Feels Normal
Powder Great
Turning Experience
Carving Average
Speed Good
Uneven Terrain Average
Switch Poor
Jumps Average
Jibbing Average
Pipe Average
On Snow Feel

Stable

Turn Initiation

Medium/Slow

Skidded Turns

Flex

Medium/Stiff

Buttering

Edge Hold

Medium Snow

K2 Cool Bean 2016 Review by The Good Ride

The K2 Cool Bean is a very quiver specific powder board for those looking for a very different way to ride the powder.  It’s a somewhat late addition to the growing trend to make short wide powder rides for a different surfy feel like riding a fish surfboard.

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Riders: James, Peter, Jimbo
Boots: Burton SLX, Salomon F3.0, Burton Fiend LTD,
Bindings: K2 Lien FS
Set Up: Set back about 23″ 18 front 0 back

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I have the Splitbean and this pays when you earn your turns

Feb 06, 2018 by Andrew
Ability Level: Advanced • 
Riding Style: Freeride • 
Days You Ride A Year: 50+ • 
Height, Weight And Boot Size (for Boards, Boots & Bindings): 5'8", 150, mens 8 

I have the 2018 split bean - the 144 version. Shape and rocker are the same but keep in mind that the split is heavier and probably has a different flex pattern. I ride with the Union Expedition split binding and my burton ION boots.

I love powder, tight trees and steeps. Put these three together and when you have to earn it: i love this board. Super float, very slashy quick turns - honestly excellent in these conditions. if that is your favoured terrain i would not hesitate. The lack of tail does result in little to no pop potential but for me in these conditions it doesn't matter.

I have ridden on groomers as well and it can carve and lays down a good high speed line but for me it is a bit of work and slow edge to edge on the hard pack. If i am spending time on groomers this is not the board for me.

Keep it in the pow - awesome


Jan 11, 2016 by Mitch Rock
Ability Level: Expert • 
Riding Style: All mountain carver • 
Days You Ride A Year: 40 • 
Height, Weight And Boot Size (for Boards, Boots & Bindings): 190lbs. 6'3", 10.5 

Just carved up man-made powder this past saturday (1/9/16) in waterville valley nh on this bad boy and you do NOT need powder to have fun. once you get used to the wider board, you can lay down some carving turns and it holds an edge beautifully. It is FAST and quick and responsive through bumps. Can't wait for a powder day and to take it through the trees. Definitely a quiver board you will be glad to have!


4.5 5.0 2 2 I have the 2018 split bean - the 144 version. Shape and rocker are the same but keep in mind that the split is heavier and probably has a different flex pattern. I ride with the K2 Cool Bean 2016 Snowboard Review