For some of us each run at the resort is like listening to a jazz band play a live show - it’s spontaneous, making decisions on the fly, where to carve, where to slash, and how fast to roll into that side hit. The easiest way to describe it is that you simply get into the groove, and like a musician riffs on their stand-up bass, the K2 Instrument is the snowboard that you need to navigate the contours of the terrain as they come.
Before we talk tech, let’s talk about shape. This directional model from K2 features a traditional camber line and utilizes K2's Volume Shift™ design to add just the right amount of width to the board for laying trench on groomers without reducing responsiveness. A longer radius in the tip of the board eases turn initiation, while a deeper sidecut underfoot helps to rail hard arcing turns. The Instrument features a .75” inch (1.9 cm) set back and 20mm of taper to help it plane out in the deep stuff.
Now, about the tech. It all starts with a hard, fast Sintered 4000 base with a full 360 degree wrap steel edge. Inside, a sustainably sourced Bambooyah™ core is equal parts durable and damp underfoot. Carbon Torque Forks™ extend out from the binding inserts to the edges of the snowboard at 45º angles for responsive power-transfer while maneuvering through tricky terrain, and the entire package is wrapped in ICG™ 10 Biax Fiberglass with tip-to-tail carbon stringers for chatter reduction and to deliver stability when it gets a lil’ rowdy.
SNOWBOARDS CATEGORY: All Mountain,Powder
SNOWBOARD PLAYFUL/PRECISE: 7/10
BOARD SHAPE: Directional
SNOWBOARD PROFILE: Camber
SNOWBOARD SHAPE NOTES: Volume Shift™,Tapered Directional
SNOWBOARD BASE: 4000 Sintered
SNOWBOARD CORE: Bambooyah™
SNOWBOARD GLASS: ICG 10 Biax Glass with Carbon
SNOWBOARD ADDITIVE: Carbon Torque Forks™
SNOWBOARD INSERTS: 2 X 4
SNOWBOARD FLEX: 7/10
SNOWBOARD RAIL/JIB: 4/10
SNOWBOARD JUMPS/PIPE: 6/10
SNOWBOARD GROOMERS: 9/10
SNOWBOARD POWDER: 8/10
SNOWBOARD WIDTH: Standard
Sustainably harvested bamboo, aspen, and paulownia combine to deliver a damp and responsive feel. Our Bambooyah™ cores are backed by a 5-year warranty against breakage.
ICG™ 10 GLASS WITH CARBON:
SINTERED 4000 BASE:
Our Sintered 4000 base absorbs wax deep into the material for relentless glide and unrivaled durability.
CARBON TORQUE FORKS™:
Adding carbon that extends from the inserts to the contact point allows for an extra responsive and stable ride.
We’ve moved volume from the tips and tails of traditional snowboard shapes and placed it underfoot where it can be better controlled. This makes a wider, shorter design that maintains the same float and stability of a traditional board, but increases mobility and maneuverability. More slashing and better lines in the trees are now a reality.
2 X 4 INSERT BINDING MOUNTING:
2x4 Insert packs allow for secure binding mounting while optimizing stance-width options.
|SIZE CM||EFF. EDGE CM||TIP/WAIST/TAIL CM||SIDECUT M||STANCE IN||SETBACK IN||WT RANGE LBS||WT RANGE KG|
|151||114||30.1 - 25.4 - 29.1||7.55||21"||0.75"||110 - 180+||50kg - 82kg +|
|154||117||30.5 - 257 - 29.5||7.75||21"||0.75"||120 - 190+||54kg - 86kg +|
|157||119||30.9 - 26.0 - 29.9||7.86||22"||0.75"||120 - 200+||54kg - 91kg +|
|160||122||31.3 - 26.3 - 30.3||8.02||22"||0.75"||130 - 210+||59kg - 95kg +|
|163||124||31.7 - 26.6 - 30.7||8.18||23"||0.75"||140 - 230+||64kg - 104kg +|