Like a guitar amp with a volume dial that you can twist all the way to 11.
The K2 Aftershock Ski with Marker MX 14.0 Binding is the widest ski in the A.M.P. model line, and it likes reach mind-bending speeds beyond the groomers before it lays trenches under the lift. This is an expert and advanced-intermediate ski for varying conditions on the front side of the resort. A damp, stable chassis powers through crud, a springy core dumps loads of energy into the turns, and more than a little rocker keeps the tip floating when you run across a powder stash. K2 paired this versatile, energetic ski with a binding designed for responsive and laser-precise performance. This is a kit that'll drop your jaw and keep it there long after the lifts have stopped spinning.
- All-Terrain Rocker tip gives this ski a 30/70 rocker-to-camber balance in order to ease edge transition, lift the tip above soft and choppy snow, and aid overall ski maneuverability
- Camber along the rest of the ski provides precise and steadfast power and edge hold on hard, groomed surfaces
- An energetic combination of Aspen and Paulownia wood core materials make this ski nimble, lightening fast edge-to-edge, and consistently snappy from tip to tail
- Metal Laminate is K2’s most complex construction, and it creates a high-performance platform that’s stiff, damp, and stable at speed
- Metal Laminate construction consists of alternating layers of fiberglass and full-length sheets of Titanal metal above and below the wood core
- Hybritech Sidewalls blend sidewall and cap construction to give this ski both the power and edging accuracy of sidewall construction and the lightweight feel and smooth turn initiation of cap construction
- 86mm waist balances edge-to-edge agility with enough width to power through chopped snow and float a little when powder builds up on deep days
- Mod Suspension is a secondary core that lies on top of the ski’s primary core, absorbs vibrations from choppy terrain, and dampens the ski to increase overall ski control and reduce tip skipping or wandering at speed
- Mod Suspension acts independently of the primary core so overall longitudinal flex is unchanged
- Mod Monic is a solid zinc mass attached to the top of the Mod Suspension secondary core that takes on the majority of the vibration-dampening responsibilities in order to make dampening more efficient
- Titanal hubs are imbedded into the core of the ski for the most direct transmission of power from the ski binder directly to the core of the ski
- Titanal hubs have a 50mm-wide footprint that decreases the distance between the binder and the edge of the ski for greater pressure-to-edge performance
- M3 binder mounting plate is directly integrated into the top sheet of this ski and attached to the imbedded Titanal hubs so there’s no drilling required for the attachment of the Marker MX system binder
- Included MX 14.0 ski binder directly attaches to the M3 binder mounting plate via the imbedded Titanal hubs and operates as an integrated system
- MX 14.0 binder is adjustable up to an expert-level 14.0 DIN setting in order to provide the most precise control balanced with the highest level of safety
- MX 14.0 binder utilizes Inter-Pivot Heel technology and the lightweight Triple-Pivot Comfort MX toe piece that includes a cross-mounted spring, stainless steel AFD, and backwards release function for extra safety
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The Cadillac of Skis
These skis are heavy and sturdy like an old school Cadillac. The skis are extremely stable at higher speed and absorb chatter and vibrations. Like the video below says, these skis will hold an edge on the iciest of slopes. They are also very stiff and rigid and want to be skied aggressively. I would definitely reserve these skis for advanced-intermediate to expert skiers.
how much do these weigh with the binding...
how much do these weigh with the bindings?
I don't know the numbers, but I have these, and they are extremely heavy. Great all-round skis, but really heavy. You'll notice it carrying the skis in the parking lot, on the gondola line, and at the end of the day when you're legs are tired.
K2 Aftershock w/Marker MX 14 bindings
What modle year is this ski (2011/12) or...
What modle year is this ski (2011/12) or (2012/12)?