Description

Seattle Army Knife.

Mid-fat dimensions, All-Terrain rocker, and burly metal laminate construction mean the K2 Hardside offers no excuses going down. A lightweight aspen and paulownia wood core does the same thing on the way back up. Whether you're spring touring the Rockies or ducking trees in an East Coast whiteout, the Hardside gives you the confidence to come out the other side with a stupid grin plastered all over your mug.

  • Hybritech combines vertical sidewall construction underfoot with cap technology in the tip and tail, for an optimal mix of power, weight, and toughness
  • Metal laminate sandwich provides a damp, stable ride for no-fall-zone confidence
  • All-Terrain rocker offers 70% traditional camber for powerful turns, with 30% rocker for flotation and stability
  • Removable tip and tail rivets accept K2 custom pre-cut skins (sold separately)

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Unanswered Question

Hey BC folks, I'm having trouble picking...

Hey BC folks, I'm having trouble picking my wider BC skis for this Winter. I've pretty much narrowed it down to K2 HardSide and G3 ZenOxide. I have a pair of K2 BackUps that I love which have made me a K2 believer, but would like to try some fatter boards. I know nothing about G3 save what I've read here. In both cases I'd be buying the 2010/11 models. The conflict is that the G3's are about $100 cheaper. If they were the same price I'd buy the K2's but I hate spending more than I have to. Suggestions?

What bindings work with this ski? I read...

What bindings work with this ski? I read "wide brake" necessary? What bindings that you sell would work?

Responded on

Any binding will work but you may need to buy an aftermarket brake that is larger or have the shop mounting your bindings try and bend the stock brake to fit. At 98mm this should not be a problem and they tech can ensure they will still function properly.

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you just need something with at least a 100mm brake to fit the underfoot dimensions
there are tons of wide brake bindings on this site so take your pick
I have Marker Griffons with 130mm Brakes and those are great

5 5

100% satisfied

The second day out on my new Hardsides my son asked me, if you could have any ski in the world, what would youwant, and I had no hesitation saying "These!" I've skied them now in everything from groomers, to bump runs to 8+ inches of new snow in an ungroomed bowl in a whiteout, to trees I never dared before, and they handle it all. Best of all are mixed conditions, the kind of cut-up heavy crud that I used to dread. The tips never get buried and just a little edge is enough for them to arc around and make natural turns whenever you want.

FWIW, I'm 5'-4", 135 lbs and got the 167's after demo-ing half a dozen skiis this season.

5 5

So far so good

I do half my skiing in Utah and half in Washington. I was a little hesitant in purchasing a wide ski for Utah thinking it would not do well in crud and on Ice. My first day out in Washington I skied them on very hard pack and spring snow covered ruts and ice clumps. I was surprised how well they performed on both surfaces. I am quite happy with my choice as I can't imagine them not doing just fine in Powder. Next year I will give them a workout in Utah on the other end of the spectrum.

I think I found a good ski for all conditions

5 5

So far so good

I do half my skiing in Utah and half in Washington. I was a little hesitant in purchasing a wide ski for Utah thinking it would not do well in crud and on Ice. My first day out in Washington I skied them on very hard pack and spring snow covered ruts and ice clumps. I was surprised how well they performed on both surfaces. I am quite happy with my choice as I can't imagine them not doing just fine in Powder. Next year I will give them a workout in Utah on the other end of the spectrum.

I think I found a good ski for all conditions

Unanswered Question

Hey, I noticed one of the other adventure...

Hey, I noticed one of the other adventure skis K2 sells said it was scratch resistant, is the hardside also this way? Getting tired of jacking up bases on Cali snow.

5 5

Solid performer

Awesome in powder, good edging on hardpack, decent at powering through crud.