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2013+ K2 A.M.P. Charger opinions?

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So I've been looking into east coast carvers for some times now, and people have pointed to the K2 charger as a more forgiving, higher end, cruiser. But when looking into it I saw that they added a carbon web and ROX technology to the 2013 model. Is it still the large sweet-spot carver it once was, or is it now aiming for experts only? Has anyone had experience with this ski? Most of the reviews I'm seeing seem to be saying very different things in terms of who this ski is for ability-wise or are super-official markety so I don't really trust them.

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I have this ski. I used it to set a one day vertical record at Fernie Alpine Resort last April. 85,750 vertical feet in one day. Top speed 118kmh and average speed in the high 90's. The ski is a high speed carving weapon. It can transition from frozen corduroy to sun affected softer corduroy and back without missing a beat; no chatter and no instability, it holds the line at high speed. You can push it as hard as you want and it will not let you down. At slower speeds it is a beautiful GS carver and will reward you with ease of turn with a quick initiation and faultless edge hold. It is a lovely ski that likes to go fast and makes elegant turns. It is not meant to make small radius turns at slow speed; so if that is your intention looks for something else; but if you like to put on a bit of speed in total control and make some awesome turns then this is the ski for you.
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Thanks nice reply, looks like a made a good decision. One thing odd though when I'm looking through reviews is there seems to be major disagreements on A.) turning radius: Some people say it doesn't like long turns, some say it doesn't like short. I can't imagine it would do too poorly with either at 16 M radius when it's in the "slalom" class technically.

 

B.) Ability: Some are saying experts only, others are saying even intermediates can jump on it and do fine. I'm not too scared anyways as I do have some aptitude, I just hope I'll be able to make it bend when I'm tired and want to cruise (I own a pair of blizz bushwackers so I suppose if I'm COMPLETELY beat for the day I could always go back to riding those as they're very easy).


Edited by Nikoras - 10/7/13 at 6:18am
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