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You can't beat him. Might as well join him.

If you're like Backcountry.com team athlete Seth Morrison, your life overflows with so much untouched BC and AK powder that you probably increased the width of your own pro-model big mountain ski. You may have even tweaked the hybrid camber/rocker profile as well, just for giggles. Then again, if you aren't like Seth...well, at least you can reap the benefits of the new 2010/11 K2 ObSETHed. Lucky...
  • Wider dimensions tip-to-tail for increased flotation and stability over previous models
  • Powder Rocker tip, All-Terrain Rocker tail for big-line, deep-snow omnipotence
  • Traditional camber and sidecut underfoot for solid edging on hardpack
  • Removable tip and tail rivets allow attachment of pre-cut K2 climbing skins
  • Flat mount for use with the binding of your choice

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Where should i mount these skis? Mainly...

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Where should i mount these skis? Mainly will be used for powder, but some tricking, and all mountian skiing. Any info would be great.

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fun ski, even tele

I bought these to use as a soft snow/pow ski originally. I was forced to ski them everyday for a month after loosing my "everyday" skis, and the Seth's kill it! They are on the softer end, but the camber underfoot helps make this a playful ski in any condition. Of course they're not awesome on groomers but they are fun, rather than a chore, on hard pack. As for powder, the powder rocker gets the job done. No tip dive here. The ski is stiff rnough underfoot to handle chop really well. The obSETHED's are really just a fun ski overall. I end up skiing these most days in the Wasatch. I have the 169cm's (pink base) mounted tele with bellows at +3.5 (size 23.0 T-Race).

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Nearly perfect ski!!!

Amazing ski, performs well in all conditions and very easy to ski. I'm 5'6" 125lbs and have the 169s mounted with barons. Demoed the 179 and loved them too. The only I don't like is the die-cut base.

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Thank you Seth Morrison and K2!

What can I say? These skis are sick! I did a true test of the 189 Obsethed in Tahoe's storm last week for 3 days. For a big mountain/powder ski I was amazed how versatile they were for 117. The Rocker tip and tail allow you to easily float as well ski the chop and crud. Easy to turn in the trees, but perfect for making big turns in the bowls. As for mounting, I would take Seth's advice and mount between +2 to +4. I'm 182lbs 5'11" and mounted +3 which gives me more control for landing. I think competitors were trying to do what K2 has done already. Thank you K2 and Seth for getting it right!

Does anyone know when the 179's are scheduled...

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Does anyone know when the 179's are scheduled to be back in stock...

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I don't expect to see any more this season.

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I've got Obesthed 189 long 2009/2010 and...

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I've got Obesthed 189 long 2009/2010 and I have bindings +2 and this year I bought the new ones and I'm not sure where to put bindings. I am 183cm big and have 100kg. And I ski 60days per year. No freestyle just freeride.

Love the Turn...

Love the Turn...

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Sylvain, tele at Taylor Lake...

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Very Nice.
Looking for some tele powder skis
What made you select these over the Sidestashes?
Your weight and ski length?

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See post below. I had a pair of Seth Pistol in 169cm and I skied over 200 days on them. Just simply wouldn't quit. So I thought the 2008 Model would be the next step up... I was right.

Never considered the Sidestash. However, it would be easier to kick turn with the flat tail. I just like the burliness of these skis. And since everyone wants to hope to ski like Seth, well...

Check out my Jan 29/2011 post.

What size brake would would work best on...

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What size brake would would work best on these? The tech at my shop told me that Marker dosen't make a 120mm and told me he could bend the 110mm to fit and that the 130mm would stick out too much. What is everyone else using that works well?

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Nate, use the 110 and bend it. It will hardly even need to be bent.

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Hey thank's I am stoked to be getting these I demoed a pair this weekend and just ordered the last pair of 179's!

I am 5'11" and about 155 pounds w/o gear,...

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I am 5'11" and about 155 pounds w/o gear, I am and aggressive skier but don't ski only pow would it be better to go with the 179 or 189

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Nice name.

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I go with the 179, This ski mesures more like a 194 than a 189. I found that I didn't give up much stability on the 179. I could definitely could ski the 189 but found in tighter situations (trees and chutes) it felt like I was fighting the length. I am about an in taller and 10 pounds heavier than you FYI.

what are the rocker, camber dimensions on...

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what are the rocker, camber dimensions on this ski?

I am thinking about making skis, has any one tried, how did they turn out compared to factory skis?

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Watch the Warren Miller Dynasty film and check out how the Chinese people make their skis near the end of the movie. Unless you want to make a more modern ski for everyday use in which case check out this website http://www.skinet.com/skiing/how-to/diy-/-maintenance/2008/06/how-to-build-your-own- (I'm not convinced its any cheaper than just buying skis though.

Is this ski still 117 underfoot in the 169...

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Is this ski still 117 underfoot in the 169 length?

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Yes K2 stays with the same dimensions per size.

2012 obsethed

2012 obsethed

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hey seth, any word about the flex and the side cut and rocker? I'm looking for a sweet freeride ski for next year. that top sheet is super sick can't wait till next year.

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All that has changed is the graphic!

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i think i'll get some next year with the sweet new topsheet

Anyone mounted telemark bindings on the...

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Anyone mounted telemark bindings on the 2011 model? I'm 5'5", 145lbs, ski with T-Race (25) and BD O1 Bindings. I have 169cm '08 model. Should I go 179cm? The '08 feels short when skiing waist deep snow on tele but it is still taller than me. I mounted them up 3 times already. Now, it is mid boot to traditional. Just concern about tight tree skiing...

Anyone mounted telemark bindings on the...
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Anyone knows??? Or willing to enlighten me?

Anyone knows??? Or willing to enlighten me?
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go for the 179 ive seen plenty of tele folks on them trees or anything else shouldn't be a problem on the 179

8812 Bowl, Roger's Pass

8812 Bowl, Roger's Pass

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Before dropping in for our second run...

Hey, I'm 5'6" and 125 I ski nordica w105...

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Hey, I'm 5'6" and 125 I ski nordica w105 in 170 and Volkl Aura 170...I'm torn between the 179 and the 169. I skis trees and open bowls...mostly backcountry but some resort skiing. I cannot decide btwn the 2 sizes. I would like to tour with these also...is the rocker difficult to deal with as far as skins etc?

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Go for the 179 bro. You'll not only get tons of float but also a bunch of stability. From what I understand the nose is supposed to be pretty with a pretty soft tail. If you really push the 179 you'll be able to get the quick turns in in order to help you in those tight trees.
These would be pretty goof for touring. The rocker might be a little hard to deal with at first because you won't get as much connection with the snow compared to the weight that you'll have underfoot. But that shouldn't thrown you off. Just more exercise!!
Good luck!
Any questions, just ask!

First runs on the 179 ObSETHed

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I waited for a good day to take out my new planks and I'm glad I did. It took a run and a half to get used to this ski's playfulness, but once I did I started to see the mountain differently and found lines I'd never seen before. The perfect mix of speed and response in powder has changed my life. I didn't know I could love snow any more, but then I strapped into the ObSETHed. Thank you, Seth.

how do these do on hardpack? ive got volkl...

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how do these do on hardpack? ive got volkl Gotamas with marker barons, and those do pretty good, but how do the Obsetheds compare?

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That is kind of like asking how a Hummer drives in the city. You can certainly get from point a to point b on hardpack on the obsethed's but the goal of the design was to create a ski that was very very good in powder or soft crud. It's not going to hold an edge like a race ski and it doesn't want to make slalom turns. But what you loose in hard snow performance you get back tenfold in anything soft.

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Which Gotama?I had the squared black ones and the gold buddas,this ski handles better than those in all conditions.

I am in a real predicament. I want to know...

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I am in a real predicament. I want to know which I should get, these the armada jj, volkl katana, or moment night train. I ski at squaw and alpine, I like big mountain, but also jib a little bit. I need a ski for CRUD! powder, but will still hold on groomers.

Thanks, please reply

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Um... Don't want to sound rood, but why?

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Since they meet his needs that were listed, brennan!

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The Obsethed kill it.U can put the hammer down on anything but ice!!My first run on them was day old tracked pow over 1 to 2.5 foot moguls,I just throttled right over the top like they werent even there for 600 yards,amazing ski!!

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All right, but which bindings do you recommend for these . I would like AT bindings, but list other options.

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Hey Brennan,I would go with the Marker duke or Jester,Ive got the jesters on my Obsethed and Dukes on the Hellbents, solid clamps all around,I just prefer to tour on my bents cause I only tour when its super deep so I can sendit

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Amazing

I found myself at Mammoth Ca in deep powder and my slalom skis were not going to do it so I demo'd the Obsethed (169) and they were amazing...I got one of those rare opportunities...in the right place at the right time when they opened a closed section of the mountain as I got off the chair and I dropped into unlimited, thigh-deep pow! They were stupendous...I got 5 runs on untracked before anyone else found out...very cool...but then as I moved around the mtn I found out that these wide monsters could TURN! Even on hard pack they could hold an edge and turn pretty sharp and they CRUSHED the death cookies that naturally showed up as the powder got cut up....I will be looking to pick up a pair to add to my quiver!

Hi! Iam 6.2 feet long and weight in at 83...

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Hi! Iam 6.2 feet long and weight in at 83 kilos.
Just bought the obsethed 2011 179... with schizo 16 binding unmounted. but know i maybe think that its too short for me. what do you guys think, iam quite an agressive skier but will use it for everything from park to deep powder. hopefully maybe I could just go to a nearby shop and change my 179 to the 189 and pay for the mounting and hopefully could just switch them, probably doesnt matter if they just get my 179 and il get the 189.
please help me out!

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LOVE THE SKIS! Work in pist as well, go carve on both skis!

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I'm 6'2" 195# and have the 189. It's the perfect length. Like you I questioned whether to get the 179 or 189. I'm glad I got the 189. I ski everything with this ski, powder, bumps, crud.....great all around ski.

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