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2009 K2 Apache Pontoon

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Pros: Shape and Rocker

Cons: Take some getting used to

Picked up a pair a couple weeks ago at the Squaw Valley Sports Shop for 40% off.  Thanks Dax.  The skis are unreal in deep and blower snow.  It took a couple runs to get used to them because you can actually stay centered over the ski instead of in the back seat.  You almost have to surf them.  If you want a fast ski in deep snow, these are it.  

 

2009 K2 Apache Pontoon
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Description:

The K2 Pontoon pushes the envelope when it comes to powder ski innovation, and it also happens to be Shane McConkey's personal fluff hovercraft. K2's 40/40 Rocker (reverse camber) design bows the tip and tail upward for maximum float and unparalleled maneuverability in the deep. The Pontoon's 160mm shovel tapers to 130mm in the waist and then to a 120mm pintail, creating a ski that planes quickly and tracks easily, then pivots on a dime and slarves (look it up) sideways in a heartbeat thanks to its rockered profile. It's unbelievably quick through tight trees yet remarkably stable when opened wide up, and once you get used to the idea of a ski that simply will not dive, it'll change the way you ski powder forever. A minimal contact patch underfoot has just enough edge to take you back to the lift without knocking anyone over, so you can get back to blowing your mind.

Details:
DetailValue
Lengths169cm, 179cm, 189cm
Dimensions160 / 130 / 120cm
Turn RadiusN / A
ConstructionTorsion box
Core MaterialFir & aspen
TailRaised
Binding SystemNo
Binding IncludedNo
Recommended UsePowder
Manufacturer Warranty1 Year
BaseNot Specified
Recommended BindingNo
WeightNot specified
Binding Type
Model Year
Recommended Level
Recommended use
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
Style: S07501169, Size: 169cmS07501169
Style: S07501179, Size: 179cmS07501179
Style: S07501189, Size: 189cmS07501189
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