Rocker, durability, and forgiveness: their powers combined....
The K2 Press Ski has more pop than parade inflatable filled with fireworks, a lower swing weight than a champion figure skater on juice diet, and more dynamic flex than Mr.Universe's abs. In case you needed icing on the proverbial cake, this snappy, jib-happy stick carries a price that won't empty your bank account like a cat burglar on a lucky streak. A touch of park-and-pipe specific rocker at the tip and tail even takes care of your worries about hooking an edge when you swap up a rail or hop to switch as you mach into a jump. This ski is forgiving too; more forgiving, in fact, than a support group staffed by hippies and held in an inflatable bouncy castle lined with memory foam.
- Short rocker at the tip and tail with traditional camber underfoot (Jib Rocker)
- Cap construction with triaxial braiding
- Aspen wood core
- 85mm waist width
- Traditional sidecut with 20 meter turn radius
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What bindings would you suggest? I'm 6ft...
What bindings would you suggest? I'm 6ft 170lbs and decent but nowhere near professional skier. I'll basically be testing out rails/boxes and smaller jumps nothing too crazy.
The Marker Griffon 90mm will be great for you. Simple, light, and will be durable enough until you get very aggressive and then may want to step up to a more metal binding in the future like the Rossi FKS 140 in the 90mm version. Look Pivot 14 would also be a great binding but it only comes in a 95mm narrow break so the griffon 90 or Rossi FKS will tuck in a little better.
Marker Jester if you feel you need a higher DIN range but I don't think its necessary until you start pushing your limits.
Awesome SF, I have seen many of your suggestions and I was hoping you'd see this question. I have two more questions for you, if you don't mind.. With my given height and weight would you suggest the 169 or 179cm? (I've only ski'd on 166 and 164 's in the past. Second question, is there any boot you would suggest? I'm a nearly broke college student so I'm on a budget but I'm looking for inexpensive, not necessarily cheap. Don't want to spend a season in the hospital because I got terrible boots.
I'm always checking the questions a few times a day but sometimes it's very difficult to see responses. Glad I can help!
179cm without a doubt. Don't even think twice on the length. True twin tip, and a little bit of tip and tail rocker so it will ski a little short.
FYI, anybody that suggests boots in a forum shouldn't be in my opinion. Your boot is the key component in the system!! My advice is to go to a local ski shop and try some on before doing anything else. Everyone has different feet so every boot will feel different. Some can crush your feet in places you never knew existed while others feel like a sloppy slipper.
About the only advice I will provide is to get fitted properly by a good boot fitter. The correct size is the key. In ski boots it's usually a lot easier to make room in a boot versus taking up space. I see so many people that ski in boots that are way too big and would have so much more control if they were sized correctly.
Flex is important but don't focus to much on it. At your size and I'm guessing intermediate-advanced level?? , I would suggest anywhere from 90 to a max of 120 flex rating. Manufacturers rate their flexes a little different but it will give you something to aim for.
After visiting a ski shop you can then decide where you want to purchase it. If you have trouble spots and think you will need custom boot work then really think about where to purchase them from. Also any kind of aftermarket foot bed will do wonders in comparison to the flat stock ones.
A lot of info but that's what I'm here for. My posts aren't usually short, lol.
Couldn't say thanks enough! I got the 179 with the Jester bindings since they're only $5 more at the moment. You help a ton of people with your answers so thanks again!!!
Anytime. Enjoy your purchases. Remember that Jester starts at a DIN of 6 which should be ok, it will look pretty good on that ski though.
great ski at a great price!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
i got this years k2 presses right before the start of the season and had 60 days on them and i liked them more and more every time i was on them they do great on almost anything i especially liked them for the glades and east coast skiing i have nothing bad to say about the build or flex of them i love these skies and as long as your not skiing super deep pow these will charge on any surface and work there magic in the park!
how flexible are these skis? I'm very...
how flexible are these skis? I'm very interested just wondering. and are they relatively light or are they a hefty ski
These skis have what they call a Park Flex Pattern where the tip and tail are softer and more forgiving but underfoot is a a mid-stiffness so you can still charge.
Versatile, playful ski
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I use this ski as an everyday/frontside/park ski. I love the soft flex and light weight, makes for a very poppy, playful ski. The early rise tip and tail makes it float surprisingly well in fresh, much better than you might expect. I've hit plenty of rocks, and the base seems to shrug them off better than most.