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Difference between the K2 Superfree and Superific?

post #1 of 13
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Has anyone tried both the K2 Superfree and Superific?

Both are 120/76/104. Superific maxes out at 160 cm, but Superfree goes to 167 cm.

I was on 160 Superifics and was having a blast--I guess too much fun since I took them into the moguls (which I promised myself I would not do) and blew my ACL.

 

Since I'll be getting back on the slopes in a couple of months, I'm still on the hunt for a pair of skis. How do the Superfree and the Superific compare? I'm hoping that Superfree is similar, but better for heavier women, but can't seem to find an answer.

 

Thanks in advance!

post #2 of 13
i doubt you'll find many comprehensive let alone comparitve reviews on either.

They are same dims.

The Superfree *should be* more ski.

It's got K2's hybritech or whatever they call it where there is vertical sidewall construction underfoot out to tips and tail where it morphs into a cap construction. Also, they use more Aspen underfoot and less Paulonia towards the tips/tails than the Superific.

The superific is full cap construction and a bit more paulonia out towards the ends thus less Aspen in the middle. it should have marginally lighter swing weight and maybe a bit softer both longitudinally (sp?) and torsionally over the Superfree.

What's it all mean? Not much, probably, but if you are pushing either one of these skis the Superfree will likely have a slight edge in performance.

If they were both the same price I'd just buy the Superfrees.
post #3 of 13

K2's.... all extruded junk.

post #4 of 13
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K2's.... all extruded junk.

I don't have a first hand opinion about this, since I've only been on one pair of K2s in the last few years. (Admittedly I hated them.) But some awfully good skiers here manage to tolerate them. I think these folks love skiing too much to settle for junk, sponsorship or no.
post #5 of 13
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No one has said a peep yet on the Ski Diva boards, but I figured I'd take my chances here. I tried the Superific last year and they were fun yet forgiving. Just looking for longer and stiffer but not the SuperBurning. I know that I like skis that I can charge ahead with, but I don't need anything that will tempt me too badly next season. 2013-2014 will be about having fun, increasing volume, and staying out of trouble. :dunno

post #6 of 13

rx2ski: you might PM nolo.  She is a K2 ambassador.

post #7 of 13
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Thanks, Marznc.

 

I'm thinking the men's equivalent is the AMP 76TI or AMP 76 if anyone has any thoughts on that.

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Originally Posted by Jacques View Post

K2's.... all extruded junk.

I don't have a first hand opinion about this, since I've only been on one pair of K2s in the last few years. (Admittedly I hated them.) But some awfully good skiers here manage to tolerate them. I think these folks love skiing too much to settle for junk, sponsorship or no.

They are great skis, but just try to get some info from K2.  They have never answered an email from me.  I've tried several times.  Anyone else know about their bases?  Like Dyna and Rossi nowdays they only put sintered bases on their "race" skis.  All the rest are extruded now.  Didn't used to be like that.

post #9 of 13
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Hoping a K2 rep is at the local ski shop tomorrow. I emailed K2, but didn't receive an answer.

post #10 of 13
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Hoping a K2 rep is at the local ski shop tomorrow. I emailed K2, but didn't receive an answer.

Please tell us what you find out because they don't say on their site and won't answer the question which I have asked them is several different ways.  Not like extruded bases are the end of the world.  A good one will hold a tiny bit of wax, but sintered is so much better.  Blizzard for example puts sintered bases on all their skis. 

post #11 of 13
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I never did  get an answer from K2.

 

Wound up with Superfrees. Got a deal on eBay on new flat skis and they should arrive later this week. Couldn't pass up skis for less than $100.

 

Now I need to look for bindings--surprised how there aren't many reviews on bindings in the ski mags.

 

Now that I have 2 pairs of skis, can I officially call it a quiver? :rotflmao:

post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by rx2ski View Post
 

I never did  get an answer from K2.

 

Wound up with Superfrees. Got a deal on eBay on new flat skis and they should arrive later this week. Couldn't pass up skis for less than $100.

 

Now I need to look for bindings--surprised how there aren't many reviews on bindings in the ski mags.

 

Now that I have 2 pairs of skis, can I officially call it a quiver? :rotflmao:

There it is!  I've been waiting on Atomic for weeks now as well.

post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by rx2ski View Post
 

Has anyone tried both the K2 Superfree and Superific?

Both are 120/76/104. Superific maxes out at 160 cm, but Superfree goes to 167 cm.

I was on 160 Superifics and was having a blast--I guess too much fun since I took them into the moguls (which I promised myself I would not do) and blew my ACL.

 

Since I'll be getting back on the slopes in a couple of months, I'm still on the hunt for a pair of skis. How do the Superfree and the Superific compare? I'm hoping that Superfree is similar, but better for heavier women, but can't seem to find an answer.

 

Thanks in advance!

The Superfree has the ATRox technology which is an X shape carbon layer that gives it a little more stability at speed and has a bit more grip. 

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