Originally Posted by PaulR
Having never ridden on K2 skis I am curious as to what many folks describe as the 'classic K2 feel'. What exactly does this refer to? What does a K2 ski feel like on the snow and does this apply to all models?
K2's feel damp, smooooooth, and stable. Under almost any snow conditions they feel the same. Most K2's are not known for tremendous edge grip, but it takes really hard snow to shake them and even then they are 'comfortable' If there is a knock on them it is that they are relatively heavy and have very little "pop" or energy. Most K2 models feel about the same with the recent exception of the the Omni 5.5 and it's current derivative the 5 com. These models do not have quite the dampening of the others and are at least somewhat snappy.
Overall, a K2 feels easy, and comfortable, and solid underfoot if not terribly exciting.