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Who has skied the K2 A.M.P. Rictor or Aftershock?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Ok I have to say I was kind of drawn in by the bright colors and on paper they sound pretty good but who has actually skied on them and what did you think?

post #2 of 12

I have skied both the Rictor and Aftershock...and both skis are two of the better skis that K2 frontside ski has produced in a decade. Even though these evolved from the Recon and Explorer, they are much more substantial skis. We have the Rictor at 80 underfoot and the Aftershock at 85...do you want a ski that is a bit quicker in edge to edge transition or one that will give you a bit more float in crud? Either way, they are both sweet skis. 

post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 

I am open minded on width I am just looking for something to compliment my Wailer 112RP for every day use in the midwest....so it has to be decent on hard snow.  The sizing worries me a bit though.  My first instinct would be to go with the 181 in either but I know K2's tend to run really long or at least they do in some models.  My 189 Hellbents were freaking huge!

post #4 of 12

These new K2's are running pretty true to size. For the midwest skier, the Rictor will have a slight advantage. 

post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 

How do either compare to the Dynastar Sultan 85 and 94?  I liked my 85's a lot but I am ready for something new.  I thought about the 94 but to be honest the graphics are ho hum at best and since I spend more time in a lift than skiing in the Midwest I have to spend a lot of time looking at them.


Any idea what the turn radius of the two K2's are at 181cm?

post #6 of 12

The Rictor and Aftershock are stronger and better on ice than the these two Dynastars. Turn radius on these two skis are probably about 17 or 18M, I don't have the numbers in front of me. 

post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 

Did you get a chance to ski either of the K2's in bumps?


Just to complicate it a little more how do they compare to the Salomon Sentinels?

Edited by cstreu1026 - 10/12/11 at 7:34am
post #8 of 12

Much easier than the Sentinel in the bumps. 

post #9 of 12

I'm in the PNW, home of heavy wet snow. I demo'd both last season and bought the Aftershocks. Very damp, they glide over crud as if it wasn't there. I liked 'em in bumps as well, one of the quickest turning skis I've been on for quite a while. 


A friend skis Pocono ice and loves his Rictors. 

post #10 of 12

I'll second dampness on the aftershocks - very easy to hold an edge on ice and through crud. Felt like a fairly big turn when you let them run, needs a bit of steering on busier pistes!

post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 

I am kind of leaning toward the aftershocks.  Now I just need to unload a couple more pairs of skis to pay for them.

post #12 of 12

I certainly like my Aftershocks. Here is my review from last season:




Enjoy,      rickp

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