Yup. I definitely will look at anything as when it comes to ski's I want what is going to give me the most out of my skis not what fits my wallet best. I definitely think the JJ 2.0's fit the profile of a larger but still very playful version of the shreditors. Has anyone had experience on the k2 pettitors. They are right at the top end of the waist width im looking at but seeing as they are the larger brother of the shreditors it could be just what I'm looking for.
The K2 Pettitors 120 can fool you, from appearances and if you ski them at the wrong lengths or mount positions.
Such a big rockered twinned-tip ski should not be able to quick turn tight spaces, gs charge/carve fast or smear sideways all three, at your whim, but these do.
I've owned the Pettitor 189 and 179 for two-three seasons, skied them both a bunch. They are playful: fast or slow, forward drive or more upright, your choice. Intermediate to expert. They are quick turning in trees and bumps, though they are pretty heavy skis (their biggest limitation, for me, unless I'm in shape for them). They charge groomers very well. This and the K2 Pinnacle 118 are the only fat skis I've been on that I enjoy groomer carving (or smearing) fast as much as a race ski, once I'm conditioned to the extra heft.
you can also trick them well - at least Sean Pettit does (tho the 189 is probably not quite as playful as the Opus or JJ 2.0).
Quote from the Silverton Mtn. ski area Website/fat ski rentals:
- K2 Annex – 117 Under Foot – Seth Morrison’s pro model. A great transition to rocker for those who have never tried it before. Made for speed and everything from crud to deep powder snow.
- K2 Pettitor – 120 Under foot -Sean Pettit’s pro model. The most well-rounded powder ski on the market.
Edited by ski otter - 9/27/16 at 1:59pm