Keep your stoke level high.
Demand is high for a well-rounded, all-mountain joyrider of a ski. K2 listened and dropped the Shreditor 102, so freeride-focused skiers seeking a playful one-ski quiver can now keep their stoke level high. The Shreditor, an all-around fat ski, is ready to take on the steep and technical or wherever your off-piste desires might take you, from deep powder paradises to little, locals' secret chutes.
As you rip, you'll notice easy edge transition, buoyancy in powder, and excellent overall ski maneuverability thanks to the All-Terrain Rocker tip, which gives this ski a 30-70 rocker-to-camber ratio. The aspen and paulownia construction give the Shreditor an ideal balance of playfulness and durability, and the core is braided with fiberglass (Triaxial Braided) to increase torsional strength and give it a lively flex. Bi-Directional taper (tip is wider but still closer in width to the tail) allows you to ski forward exceptionally well and have similar switch arcs. The 102mm waist width helps this ski float on deep days and provides a stable platform for surviving hard landings, and it's not so wide as to sacrifice edge-to-edge maneuverability.
- Camber underfoot with elevated (rocker) tip
- Triaxial braid, TwinTech sidewall
- Aspen and paulownia core
- 102mm waist
- Bi-Directional sidecut
Share your thoughts
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
For the past month I've been skiing on my K2 Shreditor 102 skis at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. The 102 underfoot width is perfect for an all-mountain ski -- easy to turn in a variety of conditions. February brought many storms and most of the time it was great powder skiing. But a couple storms came in upside-down and wind-slabbed -- difficult conditions. The rockered tip and tail kept the skis from diving and made turning easy. And on the groomers they turn in to quick carvers. One morning my wife Holly and I helped track up 2 inches of fresh snow covering a groomed base. Ego snow on ego skis. K2 does it again!
How would the Sreditor 102 compare to the...
How would the Sreditor 102 compare to the original Obsethed (105 under foot)?
I've skied the obsethed for five years and only made a few runs on hard pack with the shreditor, so take this fwiw.
I really liked the shreditor 102 and 112. The 102 had that damp k2 feel that I love. It reminded me very much of my obsethed, except it was noticibly lighter and had more energy on the groomer. Perhaps a bit quicker in the moguls too. It had that same playful feel as the obsethed, but didn't fall apart at speed like some other playful skis I've been on. This ski is on my short list to replace my obsethed s.
K2 Skis Work!
Today I took my new K2 Shreditor 102 skis on a run in the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort backcountry. Conditions were varied: hard wind slab, sastrugi, chalk, breakable crust, and old, hoar-frosted powder. The Shreditor's performed admirably in everything. The pow was, of course, the sweetest ? the rockered tip and tail made for�effortless�turns. On hard snow the skis held a solid edge through the turn and quickly linked up the next one. I threw on the skins and ski's light weight made touring a breeze. Thank you K2 for making such great skis!
Perfect All Mountain Ski
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I bought these skis with the hope that they would provide good float in the pow, excellent charging, and some fun in the park every once and a while. They have done exactly that. On groomers and corduroy they carve like a racing ski leaving nothing to be desired. However, when the snow starts coming down these skis shine, popping right up on top, and they love to go big and fast, holding up very well at high speeds with absolutely no chatter or shaking. I recently ran into some natural moguls at the end of a long day at a resort and I was surprised at how quick, light and nimble they felt even though my legs were beat. Even in the thick and lumpy snow I was able to make short and precise turns without any trouble. Skiing switch is a synch because of the bi-directional cut, and in the park (although a lighter and skinnier ski is probably better) they will perform well. These skis can feel real soft and buttery at low speeds but at high speeds they provide great stability. Over all, I have nothing bad to say, highly recommended to anyone who wants a ski that does it all.
Are these the King Fujas reborn? Any major...
Are these the King Fujas reborn? Any major differences? Thank you.
Yes, I called K2 and they are essentially the Kung Fujas with a couple tweaks to the profile. The rocker supposedly is still pretty subtle (not very long or high... you only notice it if you press the skis together... much less noticeable than the Sir Francis Bacons). However, the widest point of the tip has been moved back a little to further reduce hooking in powder. The very tip is also curved less allegedly to reduce plowing in powder (and in a photo the camber looks a little more bowed). Other than that, the construction and dimensions are pretty similar and the various ski reviews give them comparably high scores.