The alchemy of turning lightning into gear comes to fruition.
You might be wondering if the K2 Bolt Ski with Marker MX 14.0 Binding is as fast as the name might imply. Yes, it is. This is the flagship of K2's turn-trenching, Mach-speed armada of frontside skis, and it specializes in an unshakable hold throughout medium to long-radius turns. The Bolt gives expert-level skiers a stable and highly-responsive platform for crushing groomed run at lightning speed, because of the Rox Technology, which is the careful balance of Speed Rocker, Carbon Web, Mod Suspension, and primary core and structural layers.
The Bolt boasts an elevated Speed Rocker tip that gives this ski a 10/90 rocker-to-camber balance and creates near effortless turn initiation and smooth-as-silk transitions between deep, aggressive turns, while camber along the rest of the ski provides precise and steadfast power and edge hold on hard, groomed surfaces. Metal Laminate (alternating layers of fiberglass and full-length sheets of Titanal metal above and below the wood core) is K2’s most complex construction, and it creates a high-performance platform that’s stiff, damp, and stable at speed. Mod Suspension is a secondary core that lies on top of the ski’s primary core and absorbs vibrations from choppy terrain and dampens the ski to increase overall ski control and reduce tip skipping or wandering at speed. 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. Carbon Web is an x-shaped carbon support that sits on the top sheet, far from the core, where this support independently increases torsional rigidity without affecting overall longitudinal flex (tip to tail flex).
The included MX 14.0 ski binding directly attaches to the M3 binder mounting plate via the imbedded Titanal hubs and operates as an integrated system. It utilizes Inter-Pivot Heel technology and the lightweight Triple-Pivot Comfort MX toe piece for extra safety. The MX 14.0 is adjustable up to an expert-level 14.0 DIN setting in order to provide the most precise control.
- Camber underfoot with slight elevated (rocker) tip
- Speed Rox Technology
- Metal laminate, Hybritech sidewall
- Torsion box, cap construction
- Fir core
- 72mm waist