Originally Posted by troutman
K2 gave up on racing last year.
They presented their Race Series last year including even SG/DH skis in the official catalog!!! (skis which probably never existed). I skied with an Austrian last summer who had the Mach GS Race and was very satisfied because they were less aggressive than his Atomics GS. But they must have been very rare. When I asked our Importer he told me they would not be available here although they were on his pricelist at some incredible price of about 300 USD/pair without plate.
This year the SG/DH disappeared but the Moto-Serie and Moto-Race-Serie with 5 + 5 skis is still in the German version of their catalog (but not on the website).
My impression is they are some retail race skis, no race stock, though the 191 cm of GS race is hardly a reasonable retail length.
Why should they strive to get back to serious racing when they own Volkl? I guess it´s a tough job to compete against giants like Atomic/Salomon, or Rossi/Dynastar on WC even if they concentrate on Volkl skis only.