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K2 4500

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Does anyone ski on K2 Escape 4500's...
I would love to hear the feedback...
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Haven't skied them, but know a little about them.

4500 has a mid-fat 68mm waist and pretty agressive sidecut equally suited for groomed or ungroomed conditions. Targeted toward intermediate skiers, maybe pre-parallel and getting there, or moderate energy parallel skier and happy there.

If you are already a parallel skier looking to "dial up your energy level" by taking on steeper terrain or more carved turns or just skiing a little faster, consider the 5500 which has same tip/waiste/tail dimemsions but a higher performance construction. The 5500 will support further growth for you with a perforance range being targeted for advanced intermediates and a metal layer adding guts to go all mountain at higher speeds and pack more punch and stability in ungroomed snow. It got a "Ski of the Year" rating for best value in recreational performance skis in 2001. I've steered a couple of rapid learning clients to this ski and they have loved it.

Hope this helps.
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Originally posted by Arcmeister:
Haven't skied them, but know a little about them.

4500 has a mid-fat 68mm waist and pretty agressive sidecut equally suited for groomed or ungroomed conditions. Targeted toward intermediate skiers, maybe pre-parallel and getting there, or moderate energy parallel skier and happy there.

If you are already a parallel skier looking to "dial up your energy level" by taking on steeper terrain or more carved turns or just skiing a little faster, consider the 5500 which has same tip/waiste/tail dimemsions but a higher performance construction. The 5500 will support further growth for you with a perforance range being targeted for advanced intermediates and a metal layer adding guts to go all mountain at higher speeds and pack more punch and stability in ungroomed snow. It got a "Ski of the Year" rating for best value in recreational performance skis in 2001. I've steered a couple of rapid learning clients to this ski and they have loved it.

Hope this helps.
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Thanks for answering. Since i have been off skis for over 10 years, I felt it was a good ski to come back to. I will use them for the next two seasons then go up...I think they'll be fine for a while....

[ December 04, 2002, 07:32 AM: Message edited by: dchan ]
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