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Any thoughts on the k2 axis x pro?

post #1 of 27
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I would like something for the bumps and freestyle. 188cm is the one being sold here on the forum. Any thoughts on whether or not this ski is good for this type of skiing?
post #2 of 27
I could be wrong, but isn't this the distant ancester of the Recon? That is before Recon there was Axis XP and before that it was Axis X Pro? I've had the latter two and can't imagine the ski being flexible enough for freestyle. I'll admit the Recon LOVES crud, but true hard moguls? I don't think it's the tool you want.
post #3 of 27
Glen, you DO know that that ski has a sidecut, don't you?
post #4 of 27
A shaped ski? Glen art thou joining the dark side?
post #5 of 27
I used to have the Axis X Pro in 181. Way too stiff for moguls (at least for me)
post #6 of 27
nice choice Plake. what, you couldn't find any from the 1993 ski season?
post #7 of 27
Thread Starter 
Hahaha... you guys are a real trip! I know they are shaped, but i had heard somewhat good things about them and figured i'd ask. And after the harangues adamantly opposing straight skis, i'm scared to ask for any advice on other ski styles

I was going to pick up some K2 Extremes or TNCs but the jokers on ebay think that $100 + $40 shipping is a "good deal."
post #8 of 27
Thread Starter 
Also, any recommendations for skis that would be good for this type of terrain? I'd prefer to keep it at a lower/moderate side cut.
post #9 of 27
There are two pair of K2 Mickey Mouse skis on Ebay. IIRC, there were based off of the TRC, a soft slalom ski that was a pretty good bump ski in its day.
post #10 of 27
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
There are two pair of K2 Mickey Mouse skis on Ebay. IIRC, there were based off of the TRC, a soft slalom ski that was a pretty good bump ski in its day.
noted... i'll keep my eye out for these. thanks again.
post #11 of 27
The Mod x pro was a bit too stiff to be really good in bumps. On The other hand The good old Mod x /Axis x was a great all mountain ski for the bumps. In fact I don't think I have skied on an all mountain shaped ski that has proformed as well in moguls. Thats just my $.2 worth.
post #12 of 27
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Utah49
The Mod x pro was a bit too stiff to be really good in bumps. On The other hand The good old Mod x /Axis x was a great all mountain ski for the bumps. In fact I don't think I have skied on an all mountain shaped ski that has proformed as well in moguls. Thats just my $.2 worth.
i'll look into these. do you know what the radius cut on the ski is?

does something in a downhill or sg cut exist but softer?
post #13 of 27
107-70-97 I think. At a 183 you were looking at a 20m+ radius (possibly even 22m)... at a 188, you're probably looking to 22m or 24m...

The closest you will get to a DH or SG cut is a fat powder ski. These are however usually not soft. Older stormriders fit the bill too, but again, these had three layers of metal in them (yes, 3). If your only interest is bumps why not get a bump ski? The Scratch mogul and 1080 Mogul are both great skis for bumps (I know we went over this in a thread before)... and both of those skis are going to out perform a straight ski in bumps and groomers, so at least you would be a step ahead in terms of bettering a straight ski.

Later

GREG
post #14 of 27
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Originally Posted by HeluvaSkier
107-70-97 I think. At a 183 you were looking at a 20m+ radius (possibly even 22m)... at a 188, you're probably looking to 22m or 24m...

The closest you will get to a DH or SG cut is a fat powder ski. These are however usually not soft. Older stormriders fit the bill too, but again, these had three layers of metal in them (yes, 3). If your only interest is bumps why not get a bump ski? The Scratch mogul and 1080 Mogul are both great skis for bumps (I know we went over this in a thread before)... and both of those skis are going to out perform a straight ski in bumps and groomers, so at least you would be a step ahead in terms of bettering a straight ski.

Later

GREG
so you think a mogul specific ski will be alright on the rest of the mountain more so than a straight ski? i would have no problem trying to pick up a pair of 1080's or scatch moguls but i've heard they aren't very good elsewhere on the mountain (not that i really care to be skiing in big powder or anything, but i do need something that will get me around the mountain and be somewhat fun).
post #15 of 27
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post #16 of 27
They will out perform your straight skis... [1080 moguls and Scratch moguls that is]
post #17 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by GlenPlake
so you think a mogul specific ski will be alright on the rest of the mountain more so than a straight ski? i would have no problem trying to pick up a pair of 1080's or scatch moguls but i've heard they aren't very good elsewhere on the mountain (not that i really care to be skiing in big powder or anything, but i do need something that will get me around the mountain and be somewhat fun).
Yes, definitely. They aren't as good as a more all-mountain ski would be, but it doesn't seem that those are your style, anyway, so they'd probably be just what you'd like...
post #18 of 27
Not the Hart's... if you are going to get a Hart, get the F17 (it was the F17 right?). Look toward something new, whatever you do... whether it is a bump ski or an all-mountain ski, try to keep it within the last 6 years or so... You won't be sorry.
Later
GREG
post #19 of 27
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HeluvaSkier
Not the Hart's... if you are going to get a Hart, get the F17 (it was the F17 right?). Look toward something new, whatever you do... whether it is a bump ski or an all-mountain ski, try to keep it within the last 6 years or so... You won't be sorry.
Later
GREG
6 years, you gotta give me some more room than that

what about these?
http://cgi.ebay.com/K2-Ballistic-Skis-With-Bindings-CHEAP-K2-K2_W0QQitemZ8755981182QQcategoryZ21244QQrdZ1QQcmdZ ViewItem#ebayphotohosting
post #20 of 27
No.
post #21 of 27
2000-2001 ski season or newer.
post #22 of 27
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ssh
2000-2001 ski season or newer.
my k2 fours are from the 2000-01 season. they are too stiff for the moguls (at least compared to the kastles). the older skis felt much lighter. i would almost prefer to go very new or 10 years older and straight. i think the first couple generations of shaped skis were kinda shitty.
post #23 of 27
Keep your K2 fours... trust me they aren't what is holding you back in bumps.
post #24 of 27
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HeluvaSkier
Keep your K2 fours... trust me they aren't what is holding you back in bumps.
i agree. but i was much better in the bumps when using the kastles. i think part of it might be that the kastle and 4 are approximately the same length but the 4s feel heavier.
post #25 of 27
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post #26 of 27
Nope. you're going backwards---these have to be mid to late 90's I'd guess (Phil?? someone??). And they are very likely stiffer than the K2's
post #27 of 27
I have some NEW in shrinkwrap F17's in 201 and in 205... from 98-99 season.
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