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2009 K2 Apache Raider

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Pros: easy to turn, forgiving, great for learning

Cons: digs in too much on powder

These were (is) my first skis and they were spot on. I found them very easy to turn and in general they offered a very forgiving and fun ride. They were also fairly stable at speeds a beginner/intermediate would achieve - I 've taken them to blues/blacks without a problem. 

 

The only drawback I found is difficulty to maneuver and stay on top of powder. Once the snow gets deep, I found the skis would dig deep into the powder and the end result is a wrestling match rather than a floaty ride down the mountain. 

 

Definitely recommended if you are looking for an awesome value, and it will definitely challenge you - you 'll have to ski quite a bit to get on top of them skill-wise, at which point you 'd be ready to make a more informed decision on the kind of ski you want (plus the extra $$$ to spend on them). 

 

Info on me: 6'' tall, 120lbs, complete beginner when I got them 

2009 K2 Apache Raider
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Description:

K2 built the K2 Apache Raider Alpine Ski for athletic, all-mountain skiers without a trust fund who want to rip everywhere on the mountain. Throw Marker M2 11 Ti Bindings into the mix and you get a setup that's ready to tear it up. K2 gave this all-mountain ski a MOD elastomeric secondary core to kill vibration and chatter and torsion box construction to increase lateral stiffness while keeping a lively longitudinal flex. The result is a ski that can bomb the groomers, yet is still agile enough for finding freshies in the trees. Wide enough to float in powder and crust, yet skinny enough to slice and dice the groomed, the Apache Raider is a one ski quiver for intermediate to advanced all-mountain skiers. The integrated Marker M2 11TC Binding transfers energy from your legs straight into the ski for edge hold and power.

Details:
DetailValue
Lengths156cm, 163cm, 170cm, 177cm
Dimensions119 / 78 / 105mm
Turn Radius[177cm] 18m
ConstructionTorsion box, Mod Monic Technology
Core MaterialFir, aspen
TailFlat
Binding SystemAlpine
Binding IncludedYes
Recommended UseAll-mountain skiing
Manufacturer Warranty1 Year
BaseNot specified
Recommended BindingMarker M2 11.0 Ti, included
WeightNot specified
Binding Type
Model Year
Recommended Level
Recommended use
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
Style: S08021163, Size: 163cmS08021163714636243396
Style: S08021177, Size: 177cmS08021177714636243402
Style: S08021156, Size: 156cmS08021156714636243389
Style: S08021170, Size: 170cmS08021170714636245161
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