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Help me pick a free pair of skis

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Hey there.

 

I'm currently heli-skiing with CMH at the K2 Rotor lodge, and part of that whole deal is that I get to pick out a "free" pair of 2016 K2 skis to bring home. Not having much experience on the various offerings that K2 has, I was hoping you all might be able to lend some guidance.

 

I currently own 3 pair of skis (+ a pair of rock skis):

2013 Volkl Ones (176) w/ Marker Dukes (116 under foot)

2013 Nordica Steadfasts (178) (90 under foot)

2013 Head Supershape Speeds (170) (66 under foot)

 

As far as I go... I'm 5'9", 175. I live in Boston, and get ~20 ski days a year on the east coast, mostly New Hampshire (Sunapee/Loon/Cannon) and New York (Gore). On top of that, I try to get out west for 10-15 days a year. This year that's Alta, Jackson Hole, and this trip.

 

In terms of terrain, I'll ski most anything. I don't do park stuff/tricks, but I'm happy to rip up groomers, pound some moguls, hop into a chute, or slip through some trees. I'm starting to try to get into backcountry stuff, but mostly just limited day trips in New Hampshire (Nothing too crazy, since I'm skinning on Dukes/Volkl Ones [which aren't exactly "light"]). I'm currently skiing in a pair of Atomic Waymaker Carbon 130s, and don't own a pair of tech boots. I'm a fairly decent skier (been skiing since I was 3 or 4), though obviously there's always room for improvement. 

 

Thanks for any help you guys can provide, and I'll be back to answer questions and such after we're done with the Heli for the day!

post #2 of 9
Seems like if you got free skis, you could afford tech boots and bindings...
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 

Haha, yeah, that's true. I could get some Tech gear if it made sense to go that direction. Just not sure if there's something really missing from my quiver that K2 could offer besides serious backcountry skis.

post #4 of 9
Nobody on the forum likes K2 except me. And I don't know much about their line other than what I have. Given what you have and what you do, seems like it should be enough, but most here like helping others acquire skis, especially skis THEY use. I'd rely more on industry recommendations from here than the average Joe "my ski is perfect" recommendations.
post #5 of 9
Looked at the one oh range.. Coomback 104.
post #6 of 9

coomback plus tech gear for the backcountry, or just get the most expensive ski they offer and sell it. 

post #7 of 9
Ask for the money instead.
post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by oldgoat View Post
 

coomback plus tech gear for the backcountry, or just get the most expensive ski they offer and sell it. 


Yeah, those seem like the most reasonable options. Only other one I think I'm really considering is the Shreditor 102... I spend a lot of non-powder days on the Volkls just for the rocker/play aspects they offer vs. my other pairs.

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Shreditor 136 Powabunga

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