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The SideShow holds a hard line in-bounds and out.

The fact that not all sidecountry is filled with pow (whassup, right coast!) is evidence that the early-rise tip, metal-reinforced K2 SideShow Ski ain't clowning around. Designed for advanced and expert skiers who spend the majority of their time carving the hardpack and firm snow conditions, the SideShow proves that it isn't all about the pow.

  • Early-rise tips, or K2's All Terrain Rocker, eases turn initiation in pow and on firm snow, and won't hook in variable conditions
  • Torsion box construction creates a solid, stable underfoot while reducing weight in the tips and tails—nice and agile in the deeps
  • Aspen and paulownia wood core is stable but lightweight—optimal for long tours

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About to purchase, comparing K2 sidewhow...

About to purchase, comparing K2 sidewhow with Nordica Steadfast. I ski Deer Valley and Park City, high intermediate-advanced, now going off groomers into the trees and steeps and tackling powder where I can find it. Ready to move from my Rossi B2 Bandits. I want to go to the next level. Any suggestions?

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These rule for east coast Tele

As a metalhead and outdoorsman telemark appealed to me because it's managed to retain a cult quality and encourages you to explore beyond the ski lifts. I got these on advice from Peter from Mountain Travelers, the sweetest Tele place in southern VT. Despite the hideous graphics, which look like a rejected snowboard design from 1995, I went for it; skied them about a week in the Catskills and VT and they've done beautifully. Just fat enough to be smooth in powder (the little bit that I could squeeze out of trees and slackcountry) but narrow enough to turn easily and totally firm on chopped-up crud. Maybe the best thing about these for our typical hellish conditions is that they hold like ice tools on hardpack. And as an intermediate skier, the sidecut and rise are just turny enough to make me look good. In conclusion, if you tele on the east coast I can't imagine a better ski.

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Bought the Rolling Stone version of these as a xmas present to myself. I live in the midwest but I usually go on 2-3 trips out west a year and these are a perfect compromise. They absolutely rip on groomers and are even better when things get choppy. The rocker makes short quick turns almost effortless.

I paired them with Marker Griffins and they look sick as well. I've gotten plenty of compliments on them already.


Write your question here...I am 6' tall...

Write your question here...I am 6' tall 200 lbs, advanced eastern skier. Will be putting dynafit radical bindings on these with scarpa maestrale boots, am trying to decide- 175 or 181 length??? My alpine boards are 184cm.

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I would go with the 181 for sure. Longer surface area to skin and at your size no problem to handle.

I've been looking at the BD Verdict, K2...

I've been looking at the BD Verdict, K2 Hardside, and this one. Looks like I'll be doing more on-piste this year but I also want a ski that can be pushed hard and get tight turns out of if need be in variable conditions and powder as well (read quiver of one). Anyone have experiance with these or for that matter, suggestions of other skies to consider?

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If you're looking for a one ski quiver, I would recommend the Hardside over the Sideshow. It is almost identical in every regard but has a slightly wider footprint making it better in variable snow and in powder. The Sideshow is a great ski and super versatile. But if you only want to have one ski, I would go slightly wider to make sure that you have better floatation in the pow, and better stability in variable conditions.

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Telemark skier , ski mostly resort in maine...

Telemark skier , ski mostly resort in maine , trying to decide between the coomback or the sideshow for my everyday ski. I ski every weekend