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"While other new school skis are experimenting with odd shapes and multiple sidecuts, the K2 Hellbent offers a somewhat traditional, wide – narrow – wide shape to get you home safely. If you’ve been sitting on the reverse camber fence, use this ski to jump off. The significant tip and tail rocker will allow you to float through powder, crud and slush, and will also let you get jibby with the best of them. This is the ski that Pep Fujas uses to land zero spin cliff drops into bottomless pow. From Snowbird to Stowe you will now be able to add butters, wheelies and slashes to your vocabulary. Last season the K2 Hellbent was sold out just about everywhere. For 2008/2009 it returns unchanged with a slightly different graphic." -J. Barrell, Gear Guru

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4 5

Pow Ski!

Had the hellbents for a couple of seasons. These skis rock powder! Anything over 5" and they are an absolute blast. They plane up real quick and float effortlessly. They are very survivable on groomers and if they are soft-groomers you can rip all day with the HB's b/c of the flat section underfoot.

I am more of a directional skier, hence why I gave them up. I think if you are into spinning and landing switch these would be even better. I had little use of the big rockered tail. I actually found it a little detrimental when airing off of things as there was not much to rely on in the back - you have to land pretty centered.

They measure long 189 = 194cm (K2 may have changed that in the newer models - not sure though).
Because they are so big they aren't that light either.

All in all, a pretty good pow ski

Pow Ski!
4 5

Pow Ski!

Had the hellbents for a couple of seasons. These skis rock powder! Anything over 5" and they are an absolute blast. They plane up real quick and float effortlessly. They are very survivable on groomers and if they are soft-groomers you can rip all day with the HB's b/c of the flat section underfoot.

I am more of a directional skier, hence why I gave them up. I think if you are into spinning and landing switch these would be even better. I had little use of the big rockered tail. I actually found it a little detrimental when airing off of things as there was not much to rely on in the back - you have to land pretty centered.

They measure long 189 = 194cm (K2 may have changed that in the newer models - not sure though).
Because they are so big they aren't that light either.

All in all, a pretty good pow ski

Pow Ski!
5 5

Love my hell bents!

These skis are so much fun. I skied them for the first time in about 10 inches of new. They were so easy to initiate a turn. And the tips never sunk on me. And on the groomers they were surprisingly playful. Overall I love my hellbents and think everyone should have a pair

5 5

fat *ss boards

super fun and playful boards. huge tip and tail rocker however they are a little bigger than the size suggests. this ski works great from powder to soft chop, not the best carving ski but you shouldn't be on groomers with these skis to begin with. get some.

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I'm 5'10" 195lbs, what size should i go...

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I'm 5'10" 195lbs, what size should i go with???

I'm ready to take the plunge to the rockered realm and want to take on the hellbents, although i'm unsure as to what size to get.

A little history, i come from a racing background and do not ride much switch. My skiing style is hard charging lines and high speeds. My last pair of sticks were the 08' Volkl Katana. Would the 179's be to small? And what mounting position should i go with?

4 5

Sweet April Skiing

Took these out at Snowbird on April 30th on a great late season powder day. I rode the 179s, but due to the rockered tips and tails the ski seems much shorter. I'm 5'9" 155 and this size was ideal. The ski floats well and is fun and fairly nimble.

K2 Hellbent size and mounting question:...

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K2 Hellbent size and mounting question: I'm 5' 9" about 200lbs and ski aggressively on K2 P2s and Fujitives in 169. I'm looking to get Hellbents this year so I can round out my arsenal with a good powder/big mtn ski. I ski fairly aggressively all mtn and I'm moderate in the park. What's your rec on size and mounting position.

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I'm 5'10 180lbs, so that's pretty close to you, but I would definitely recommend the 179 size for you, the 169 would feel too short because of the rocker. As for a mounting position, if you are planning to ride switch in the pow, mount center, if you are planning to ski it mainly forwards, a good safe call is around 2 or 3 cm back from center, because the ski is designed to be ridden more in the middle, it just skis better like that.

i am 5,10 and i was thinking i should go...

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i am 5,10 and i was thinking i should go with the 179's i demoed the obsetheds in that size and they felt good. i am only 15 and i do a lot of spins and stuff so i think the 189s would be to long. any advice?

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Well these will feel lengthwise about the same, but weight more and float more. If you are average weight for 5'10", then you should be perfectly capable of the 179cm, and it will last you a couple seasons of growth.

are they worth the money?

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are they worth the money?

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Not sure what you mean, but I freakin' love these things, definitely worth it for me. But I'm a powder freak, and it's all I would do if I could. If you don't ski much deep stuff, this ski isn't worth it. If you ski deep freshies all day, everyday, and don't want to work to make it look easy, then they are worth every penny, in my opinion.

In terms of performance, how do these skis...

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In terms of performance, how do these skis compare to the K2 OBsethED?

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Like a blown out of proportion twin. Damp characteristics, but with good pop and spring, tons of extra rocker, and beefer measurements. The biggest difference I find, is the chatter on the run-out of groomers back to the chair.

I am 6'3" 190lbs and a level 8 or 9 skier....

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I am 6'3" 190lbs and a level 8 or 9 skier. I am pretty good in powder with my K2 seths at 179, but can't imagine something longer in the bumps.

I bought a pair of Hellbent at 179, and tried them out in a foot of snow at 'Bird. I had them mounted at +4, even though I don't ski switch....just went with the recommended setting. The almost don't feel like skiing, and have to say I got thrown around in chopped snow...did not seem to track very well.

I am having second thoughts, and wonder if I should get the 189 and mount them more traditionally?

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You absolutely should get the 189. The Obsetheds have a little early rise in the tip, but it's nothing compared to the full rocker of the hellbents. They ski short, and at your height and weight, you could be rocking a 189 traditional camber ski. As for the mount position, I don't know much about that, anyone else?

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So is the 179 for me completely wrong? and I should upgrade to the 189?

They felt like they had a mind of their own in chopped up snow, and they seem to get knocked off track a lot.

Also wonder if the longer ski would let me go faster on the groomers. You had to ski them very in control and slow.

5 5

Greatest ski ever made. Ever. Ever.

I love these skis. LOVE. I knew they would perfom well in powder, but was unsure on hardpack. That's the questions everyone has about wide/reverse camber skis, will they perform well enough on hardpack or groomers? The answer is unequivocally, yes. To understand, I used these at Mt Bachelor with my racing coach friends, and I spent more time waiting for them at the bottom of the hill on an icy day than anywhere else. They said they never thought someone could go that fast on skis like that. If you are a competent skier, you can use them anywhere. I hit rails in the park, spin drops, jib all over the mountain and kill the groomers. They are so big and stable that the rocker doesn't affect performance at all. And I don't even need to mention the powder. Floats on anything. Crud days become the best days, and two inches of snow becomes a whole new ball game because you are the only one who can float on top. If the graphics don't scare you, then you are set. I will never own another pair of skis again

4 5

Hellbent on POW

Backcountry jib ski of choice. You can stomp booters all day, drop cliffs, whatever in these, no problems for me. The rocker makes a great floater for deep days, and slashes trees down like a bucker. The downfall of these, is trying to get back to the lifts after that banger run. The rocker slaps the ground like an abusive parent, and makes the ride a little sketch, although the traditional sidecut is a lot more versatile than the Pontoon.

i have a discount code will this work for...

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i have a discount code will this work for the purchase the hell bent even if it is a discounted ski?

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Depends on how much your discount code is worth. If it gives you more than 20% off then it will work and just give you the difference off. But if it is less than 20% than it will not change the price at all.

5 5

WOW

I skied these in the park at Park City, and they were a blast, a lot of flex, They are very playful, The Traditional sidecut makes it not too big of an adjustment to ride in comparison to the other Skis that are in this width range. They are a great ski for jumping and makes riding switch a lot of fun. The Craziest thing was they weren't even that bad in the pipe. But overall i was very pleasantly surprised by the ski. They are a little slow to spin on. But overall I really loved this ski, and looking to pick up a pair in the fall.

5 5

I'm in love

Got the chance to try these out today for the first time, and i was lucky enough to have 12 inches of fresh at snowbird for my first time out on them. I could not be happier, they slay the powder, making big GS turns or quick pivot turns in the trees. Carve, smear, slash, wheelie, all more than doable on the hellbents. As it got more and more skied out i had to get back on main runs to make it back to the lift, they had not been groomed so it was semi hardpack with lots of variation, and super chunky/bunpy. i have the 189 mounted at +6 im 5'10" 165 lbs. These still rallied through the crud, and manky hardpack, throw em over on edge and hold on! you'll be laying railroad tracks in no time. I'm super impressed with the versatility of this ski, especially at 122 underfoot, 189 length (they are much longer than that BTW) and the huge rocker, get these and you will not be disappointed.

5 5

One Of The Best

These skis are the ultimate skis you can ever really get. They have crazy float in pow, they are incredibly easy to maneuver on groomers, and the graphics are sick. So many people ask me about them and all I can say is good things about them. I will always have a pair of these in my ski quiver.

I am 5,9 and 145 pounds. would the 179 be...

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I am 5,9 and 145 pounds. would the 179 be too much of a ski for me? i'd say that i am an expert pow/backcountry jibbing skier.Thanks.

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Honestly i think so. The dimensions are pretty big and your dimensions don't really fit the ski's. Plus it is Rocker and that will help with any float problems. In the end i think the ski will just be too much for you (your dimensions) to handle. I might even have a problem with the 189cm (i am 6'2" 175lbs. and that is what i would normally ride), i might get the 179cm!

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No, it won't. Since it is rockered the ski will ski a lot shorter than 179. I bought a pair of 191 scott p4's thinking they would probably be to big for me and they turned out perfect. I am also 6' 3" and weigh 190. If I were you I would try and demo them. Also it would be helpful if you posted your skiing ability because I know a couple of years ago I couldn't have handled something as big as the 191.

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No, it won't. Since it is rockered the ski will ski a lot shorter than 179. I bought a pair of 191 scott p4's thinking they would probably be to big for me and they turned out perfect. I am also 6' 3" and weigh 190. If I were you I would try and demo them. Also it would be helpful if you posted your skiing ability because I know a couple of years ago I couldn't have handled something as big as the 191.

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def go 179 - dont be afraid to go longer you will regret going shorter, trust me i have done it.

5 5

These skis ROCK!

My new favorite skis... I am 5'8" and have the 189cm mounted at +6 with Rossi SAS2 140 bindings.
A little history, I currently own 08 Dynastar Legend Pro's 186cm, 08 Rossignol Bandit Quad 184cm, and 01 Salomon Pocket Rocket 185cm. I also have owned a pair 04 Volkl Gotama's 176cm. These are by far the most fun skis I have ever skied. You have to ski these differently than regular cambered skis however they let you charge in everything from untracked to crud. I will definitely be pulling these out whenever there is any fresh snow on the ground.

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