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k2 obsethed....need user feedback if you've enjoyed them on varied conditions (of course mostly powder)

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

just trying to round out my quiver towards a more powder specific ski

live in vancouver bc....ski local cypress, whistler on the wkend and will be doing some trips

to the bc interior as well as alberta too.

 

looking for a pow ski  w 110-120mm waist for deeper days still.

 

...recently came across some brand new

2011-12 K2 Obsethed at a retailer for $350 (flat) pls taxes....

so definitely not too shabby a deal.

 

I'm an intermediate/advanced intermediate skier...

neither a finesse skier nor aggressive: do both depending on condtions.

.....don't do jibbing or rad stuff (am 49)...just seeking a quality user friendly

powder ski for whistler and the BC interior that is useful on other parts of the mtn too when the snow gets deep.

 

i realize alot of this yr's skis are having less rocker in the tail ('pinpoint tapered'?) 

eg,  the new K2 sideseth, atomic automatic

JJ norwalk etc for better steering and straightline charge and such...

...but all those are of course $700

 

so K2 obsethed users, feel free to kindly chime in.


Edited by canali - 10/26/12 at 3:57pm
post #2 of 8

Having skied the women's version of these skis, I can say that I like them a lot in fluffy powder, but I prefer one of the skis with fun shape in the Sierra Powder.  

My gut says, if you're skiing in and around BC then the Obsethed is a great choice, especially at a bargain price. 

post #3 of 8
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Originally Posted by canali View Post

just trying to round out my quiver towards a more powder specific ski

live in vancouver bc....ski local cypress, whistler on the wkend and will be doing some trips

to the bc interior as well as alberta too.

 

looking for a pow ski  w 110-120mm waist for deeper days still.

 

...recently came across some brand new

2011-12 K2 Obsethed at a retailer for $350 (flat) pls taxes....

so definitely not too shabby a deal.

 

I'm an intermediate/advanced intermediate skier...

neither a finesse skier nor aggressive: do both depending on condtions.

.....don't do jibbing or rad stuff (am 49)...just seeking a quality user friendly

powder ski for whistler and the BC interior that is useful on other parts of the mtn too when the snow gets deep.

 

i realize alot of this yr's skis are having less rocker in the tail ('pinpoint tapered'?) 

eg,  the new K2 sideseth, atomic automatic

JJ norwalk etc for better steering and straightline charge and such...

...but all those are of course $700

 

so K2 obsethed users, feel free to kindly chime in.

If you can find them for 350 in canada, jump on them. . These skis lean a bit more to the aggressive side but not so much its going to wear you out.

 

I dont know what you mean by user friendly, but these skis are easier to ski than they seem, and there not going to kill your knees. they roll over quite easily actually since they have a good bit of rocker. Than the tail is all mountain rocker so you get the stabilty rippin down anything thats not powder.

 

Mount them at traditional ( I did) since you want more of a directional ski rather than a jibby ski. They become very fast and chargey this way. 

You will not be disappointed, these are a QUALITY skis for sure.

post #4 of 8

I've only spent 3-4 hours on these skis.  At the time there was a few inches of fresh, light snow.  I LOVED them.  They felt very surfy and playful.  When I got onto hardpack, they still bit in and turned well.  As soft as they felt in the shop, I thought they would fall apart at speed, but they did not.  A great ski and at $350 a great price.  As a side note, my wife tried the female version and brought them back to the shop after two runs.  To each his (or her) own. 
 

post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

and also today just came across a pair of line 2012 sir francis bacon for almost 40% off ...waist is 108 vs the 117 on the obsethed...so the bacon might be a bit more versatile ski....choices choices

post #6 of 8
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and also today just came across a pair of line 2012 sir francis bacon for almost 40% off ...waist is 108 vs the 117 on the obsethed...so the bacon might be a bit more versatile ski....choices choices

for sure the bacon is more versatile...i just thought you were looking to round out your quiver with a 110-120mm. 

 

Versatile usually (not always) means mediocre across the board. not shining in any specific areas. 

post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 

thanks skisafe (and others who've kindly chimed in)...

 

the line sfb in 108 (waist), while not on my radar until today, actually...it

does come close to my initial desire for a 110-120mm waisted ski....read many

good things on it too.

post #8 of 8

Interesting observations.  I picked a new pair of 2011-12  Obsethed in size 178 for $299 here in upstate NY. 

I plan on using them when I visit my son in Colo - he has already agreed to "store" them for me!  Hopefully

there will be some powder conditions when I travel west.

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