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Run to the hills with superior firepower.

On winter's snowy battlefield, the K2 Iron Maiden Ski beefs up your park, urban, and all-mountain freestyle weaponry. Now you can dominate the park with the dark gods of metal blasting through your skull and the album artwork staring you in the face. The Iron Maiden urges you to do something legendary on this solid, stiff park ski. All-Terrain Rocker lets you take the battle to the all parts of the mountain while its super-burly Absorb sidewall construction stands up to after-dark urban campaigns or handrail projects.

  • All-Terrain rocker features 30% rocker in the tip and tail for floating pow and landing switch, as well as 70% traditional camber for maximum edge hold in the pipe and lots of pop
  • Absorb sidewall construction adds durability and stability to your park sessions while its urethane layer underfoot dampens hard park landings and its ABS under the tip and tail maximize edge control
  • Triaxial-braided aspen and fir wood core yields a lightweight, flexy feel while remaining super-solid during long runs down the backside or during rail jibs
  • 90mm underfoot keeps the Maiden nimble in the park while its 121mm-wide tip floats and cruises over cruddy landings
  • Moderate sidecut enables quick turns in the trees and good maneuvering in the park, and it empowers intermediates with its turnability (entire edge is engaged during hard turns)
  • Bi-Directional Taper means that this twintip ski was designed with an emphasis on forward skiing while providing similar (but not identical) switch capabilities
  • Sweeping 20m turn radius (179cm) lets you lay down large, stable arcs when you feel like it
  • 3.5mm steel edges withstand lots of rails, boxes, and tree and rock jibs
  • Frantic Inserts give you a solid interface once you mount a binding (sold separately) to prevent pull-out and provide a low-profile fit
  • Tip and tail hardware beefs up durability and adds sweet detail to your urban snow assaults

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The K2 Iron Maidens are light & playful with just the right mixture between firm & forgiving.

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Great Park & All-Mountain Ski

This is my 2nd pair of K2 skis and they have lived up to the high-standard that my first pair set! These skis are good all-around skis & great park skis. After quite a bit of research I went with the Iron Maiden (174cm) because I wanted something that would handle well in powder / side-country areas but I also wanted a twin-tip ski that would be just as comfortable on groomed slopes & let me improve in the park.

I was a little nervous getting a rockered ski since I'd never used one before, and at 90mm underfoot, the Iron Maiden is 22mm wider than I'm used to...but K2 really put their money where their mouth is with the All-Terrain Rocker. They are quite responsive & have good edge grip on-piste & even in really icy conditions and are pretty stable at high speeds. I can tell that they aren't quite as steady over 50mph as my downhill skis (2006 K2 Apache Crossfire, 181cm), but that is to be expected -- that said I'm pleasantly surprised at their performance at speed. The rockered tips & tails really shine in chunky & variable snow conditions -- i can't wait to see how they do in some decent powder. Also, they are light & playful enough to be a blast in the park & let you slide 360s on the slope to your heart's content.

I bought the Marker Griffon Schizofrantic bindings & had a local ski shop mount them, rather than buying the ski as a system with the Squire Schizo binding (I wanted the Griffon b/c it's a little bit of a higher quality). Note that although K2's site indicates they are available with the schizo inserts, that is only the case if you buy the ski with the factory-installed bindings.
The Schizo technology lets me adjust them in a matter of minutes to move my position on the ski by up to 6cm. I had the bindings mounted mounted so that when they are all the way back my boots are in a traditional position (for powder & off-piste) and I can move them all the way up to 1.5cm back from ski-center, which makes skiing switch & park tricks way easier.