The concept for the Stingray already existed as the “Big Mountain Mantaray” when the Mantaray was released 12 years ago.
Less taper and bigger sidecut radius to match steeper slopes and draw bigger lines. We spent 5 years or R&D to fine-tune this concept, and finally released the Stingray in addition to the Mantaray lineup.
Shorter is better. The wide nose and tapered swallowtail shape of the K2 Cool Bean Snowboard produces maximum float in deep snow, and thanks to K2’s Volume Shift™ technology, heel and toe drag are nearly eliminated – boding well for deep carves and surfy vibes.
The Tapered Directional Hybrid Camber shape has rocker in the tip for float in deep snow and camber from the end of the rocker zone to the rear contact points to keep your edges engaged on hard pack and ice. Combine this with the response and pop of Carbon Array 5™ Laminates and Carbon Slimewalls®, and the Hellcat will sense your complete lack of self-awareness and destroy you.