A powder predator.
When you're considered one of the preeminent freeskiers on the planet, it's only natural that you have a line of skis that live up to your reputation. That's why K2 picked the brain of the big mountain ninja known as Sean Pettit and developed a whole lineup of skis known as the Shreditor series. Being the widest in the lineup, the K2 Pettitor Ski sits wide with a 120mm waist that lives to devour the deepest days and stomp the biggest pillow lines you dare point them down.
Now, don't be lured into thinking that this hard-charging ski just rests on its laurels and coasts on name alone, which is pretty dope by the way. A slew of features help make this ski an incredibly adept big mountain beast that will have you charging pillow lines, throwing threes off of huge drops, and buttering off every wind lip on the mountain. The powder rocker profile puts rocker in the tip and tail, giving the ski a nimble, pivoty feel in pow, while just a smidgen of camber underfoot offers some edge-hold for when you're bombing groomers back to the base area. The Pettitor has a playful, yet solid fir and aspen wood core, giving the ski a smooth and relatively stiff flex pattern, which is supported by a triaxial braided fiberglass laminate for enhanced torsional rigidity. A tapered tip pushes the widest contact point of the ski back from the tip for better deflection in soft snow and to ease turn initiation when conditions are bottomless.
- Powder Rocker profile (tip and tail rocker, camber underfoot)
- TwinTech sidewall construction (sandwich)
- Fir/aspen wood core
- Triaxial braid fiberglass laminates
- 120mm waist width
- Tapered tip
- Item #K2S007N
- Q & A
The Pettitor in powder
Ridden by the pro who helped design them.
K2 Fanboy- Pettitor keeps me coming back
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I loved the hellbent series and i was super bummed when they stopped producing it, but not to worry it's spirit lives on, reworked and refined in the Pettitor.
I tried these skis in mixed conditions and found them to be some of the most playful and fun powder specific skis i have used (I test and review skis as a hobby). They are not very stiff, i would say medium stiffness in the k2 lineup but that allows lighter skiers to access more of their performance and heavier skiers to jib and bend them all over the mountain. The minimal camber underfoot and generous amount of rocker is fun and surfy. Because they have camber underfoot (and i mean only underfoot) they are not as loose as a flat or rocker'd ski but they still have all the float you really need. If your looking for a manageable ski for resort or touring skiing these are a very cool option.
Hands down best ski ever
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've put this ski through everything; piste, crud, pow, you name it. Even with a waist width of 120mm, it is extremely nimble and very easy to handle on hardpack. The Powder Rocker makes it float beautifully, and butter with ease, while the camber gives you bite on hard snow and stability at speed. These skis are absolutely fantastic and I recommend them to anyone looking for a fat ski that they can use as a daily driver.