Originally Posted by oldgoat
stop by and I'll show you. BTW I would still buy K2 if they had a ski I wanted. I like the Sidestashes but am replacing them with something turnier (actually two pairs--96 and 117)--as I slow down with age the Sidestashes are starting to feel a little stiff so a ski with a tighter radius is appreciated.
BTW--it seems a little unusual for someone to join a forum to promote a particular brand of ski. You aren't a rep are you?
No, my intent is and was not to promote any ski. In fact I mentioned that I think.
Nothing more than a curiosity about a one time solid leader in the industry. I have not bought skis in many years and have not kept up with the tech or with the who is doing what and what is working thing.
Back when I bought my last pair of skis (just about the end of the straight ski era) when one went looking for reviews, write ups, etc about skis, K2 was always mentioned more often and mixing in with the top performers if not some times on top itself. Actually those last pair of skis I bought, have and still use are "Dynastar". But anyway fast forward to today and I just assumed I was going to find the same thing as years ago. But as I dig around for info and reviews on skis I no longer found this to be the case and was just wondering, if for any great reasons why.
Basically the same manufacturers are still around but it seems the pecking order (if there really ever was one) has changed a bit and I found it interesting to ask how come and why? During my recent newly vested interest in skis again, I stumbled upon this site while digging around for ski info and talk on more than one occasion and it seemed some pretty good conversations in the forum pages so I decided this was a good place to ask about couple things to get some answers and opinions. One of those things was my curiosity about K2 and what, if anything may have happened to them. Part of that reason is also because I want to know whether or not I should now count them out when looking for new skis. As said, some years ago there was never any doubt you could count on them.
So, that is all my intent for this thread is about.
As for the warping thing. I didn't say I don't believe your experience. I wouldn't think one would just make things up. I just find it strange that something as big of a flaw as that would not be more well known. That would seem like a pretty important negative thing to happen to a ski. Unless (as I been out of the loop for a while) nowadays its something that happens quite often to modern skis and that I wouldn't know. In any case, what you mention about the warping certainly is interesting. Throws a red flag up to me about the ski. Made me search around for any info about that. But I just couldn't find any. But your seeing this with your own eyes and being shown this by a tech so I do believe what your telling me you are seeing. Just trying to make sense of it.
Edited by rollin - 11/29/14 at 8:55am