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2009 K2 Apache Coomba Reviews

dp

fantastic big mountain/powder ski

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Pros: very versatile, light without being easily thrown, handle everything

Cons: not the quickest through the bumps (but you know that)

I won these skis at the ESA Aspen raffle, and took some time to mount them up (indecisive about bindings). I think I need some more days on the Coombas to know for sure (and in the steep and deep!) but here is my initial impression after about 3-4 days, mostly on soft late season but not very deep conditions. Had some new snow one of the days. Skis are mounted at the manufacturer's recommended point with Marker Barons, skied with my Flexons. Me: 5'8", 129lbs, level 8, fairly fit. I haven't had a chance to tour on them yet (I have hardly been BC at all this season ), but anticipate resetting the bindings for my Lowa Strukturas when I do. (The Barons appear to be pretty easy to switch back...
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EuroHound

Oooh, what float!

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Pros: Great float, but very forgiving on groomers

Just picked up my Coombas at an end-of-season sale, so have only skied them a couple days.  My first pair of true powder skis, and the amount of float was a revelation!  Nonetheless, I found them to be forgiving on groomed terrain....not the "cornering on rails" sensation I get on my K2 Apace Recons, but far better than I would have thought for this kind of ski.  They were terrific in cut up soft crud as well.  Can't wait to wring them out next season!
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