Gear Review

5 5

Full Season Later

I love this ski, like, a lot! It has everything I like in my skis, damper characteristics, solid flex, not too stiff but not floppy, and heavy enough to bust the worse season end crud. After tons of pow days in the trees up north they turned out to be everything I wanted, offering a ton of float and a stable base for ripping off pillows. The rocker is just enough to help make life more enjoyable, but not as huge, obnoxious and floppy as the HellBents, which have their own purpose. I used this ski as my everyday ski, skiing groomers to ice to pow to slush to perfect corn. They hold a strong edge, but need a wider stance to dig in and rip out GS turn on. The top sheet durability is a major issue with K2 these days, chipping and scrapping off around the edges, mostly the inside edges where they bang together sometimes. But that isn't an issue for me, I see them as battle scars, after a long hard day of slashing trees, which is so much fun in these. I honestly don't remember ever coming down a run, yelling and hooting all the way, until my first huge dump on these skis, most fun on skis to date.