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2 K2's reviewed Seths and Recons

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Details of the day and the skier:

Conditions: Steamboat. 35 degrees, A mix of natural snow both groomed and untracked

My specs: 5’10”195 lb. Skiing 30 years. Gear junkie by trade.

My own equipment: (as of 2/26/07 6:15 PM EST, Subject to change.)

Boots:

Dalbello Krypton Pro ID

Skis/Bindings:
Blizzard Titan 9 181cm, Salomon S900 Alium
SKI TESTED: K2 Seth 179cm, Salomon S912
Volant PowerKarve 173, Marker 8.1 (rock skis)
Blizzard SL Magnesium 165, Marker 14.0, Vist Speed lock plates

Skiing style/technique:
I am heavy on my skis. I tend to muscle a ski. I ski with a compact low stance.

Preference in skis: I like a ski that will hold and carve through a turn. I also like a ski that can handle moguls.

Review SETH 179: I got these in the beginning of the year in antici (say it) pation for this trip. So far the conditions aren't conducive to this ski, but I figured I would take it out anyway. This is the first time I have skied a ski that is about 100 in the waist. I found the ski to be lighter and much less demanding than the Titans. Not surprisingly I found the ski to be less stable at speed as the Titans. I are really looking forward to skiing these in soft snow.

Review Recons 167: I brought these along as a last minute replacement for my sons METRON 10's that he blew an edge out on. These in a 167 are the same length as his M10s in the 171. I was plesently surprised with this ski after a couple of runs on them. They were much more nimble and lively than I thought they would be. The carved a great turn and for his size the 167 is a great choice, I would want the 174 for myself.
post #2 of 10
Figures it would snow and snow at Steamboat for the 2 weeks before your trip. They had epic conditions then - hopefully there are still some leftovers for you since it looks like this entire week is going to be a skunk.
post #3 of 10
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Finally we had conditions that were conducive to the Seth. We had 6" by noot today and snow off and on all afternoon, more on than off. As far as the ski...Oh my. Up in the Chutes and Christmas Tree Bowl, the Seth performed awesome. In soft snow and deep bumps in the trees the Seth was fantastic. If anyone is looking for a soft snow ski, this should be on your shopping list.
post #4 of 10
Phil Takea look around and see if anyone has the K2 Coomba for a demo.
post #5 of 10
Try a Pontoon if you get 6 inches or better again... (seriously. and pay no attention to the fact that you'll look like you have clown feet )

You could go with either length depending on terrain - open vs tight...
post #6 of 10
the most popular ski among the locals at the boat is the PE!
post #7 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Finndog View Post
the most popular ski among the locals at the boat is the PE!
I have been seeing a lot of PE's especially with the instructors.
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by Utah49 View Post
Phil Takea look around and see if anyone has the K2 Coomba for a demo.
I didn't see one pair. With about a foot of fresh in woods, the Seths performed perfect. It really went over everything and handled great. I took them out on some groomers and in the soft snow they were great. for the day we had, I couldn't think of another ski I would rather have been on.
post #9 of 10
I guess that means they are no longer for sale?

My Mojo 90's will be ready when I get there. I guess I coud always sell them???
post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post
I guess that means they are no longer for sale?
At this point, no.

I can't wait to take these to MRG in some soft conditions.
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