A great choice for backside touring or aspiring big-line skiers, these powder boards are built for all-mountain exploration. Named as a tribute to the late, great Doug Coombs, who spent years tweaking this design. The Coomba 114 takes the attributes of the 104 and adjusts the taper, rocker and sidewalls to give it solid edge-hold to rail in firmer snow. The tip shaping has a powder-influenced design that's easier to steer in soft and unpredictable snow. The profile of the tips is long and low with K2's All Terrain Rocker for smooth, surfy planing in light, deep snow.
- Torsion box, semi-cap construction plus paulownia and maple core reduces weight.
- Carbon web, X-shaped carbon supports increase torsional rigidity for edge hold and grip.
- All terrain rocker with 30% tip rocker and 70% camber underfoot, for hard and soft snow performance.
- Powder tip is predictable in soft snow and provides easy turn initiation in variable snow. It strikes a balance between maximizing float while reducing tip deflection.
- SnoPhobic topsheet reduces snow build-up and fatigue while breaking trail.
- Tip and tail skin grommets can also be used to build a rescue sled.
- Tapered tails have a flat profile that makes them easy to plunge if needed.
- Designed for off-piste and soft snow climates; 90% ungroomed, 10% groomed riding.
|Ideal for||Freeride and freeskiing|
Beginner: new or getting back into skiing. Intermediate: confident with turning and stopping. Advanced: highly confident carver. Expert: steeps, drops, park, double blacks -- bring it on.
Sandwich and combination construction is generally used for big freeride-style skis while the lighter structural cap type of construction is more commonly found on cross-country skis.
|Rocker/camber profile||Rocker tip|