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2001 K2 Mod 7/8 Skis with Salomon S810 Bindings - $150
Size: 160cm Sidecut: 111-70-101

**Local sales only. I live in Albany. I really prefer a face to face transaction.

I have skied these skis 3 seasons, 5-6 times each season. Skis have never been abused. I am a lightweight skier. Edges, bases, and topsheets are in good condition. No major dings in bases. No rust. Drilled once for Salomon S810 bindings.

My impression of this ski is pretty much like the reviews below. This is a good solid ski, especially good in difficult conditions - crud, slop, cut-up powder - Very stable, damp, forgiving, easy to turn, decent edge grip on hardpack.


(If you already are familiar with the ski, you can skip the following sections)

Ski Magazine's Gold Medal in 2000-2001
Editor's Choice and Best Buy in 2002-2003


1) From the Sept 2001 Ski Magazine Buyer's guide:

Last year, k2 made a highly successful leap into high-tech, with the help of Boeing Labs and k2's glacier-mad engineer, Anthony DeRocco. The technology - called "Mod" for modular - subsumed an old, successful, wood-core construction beneath a second, new, rubber-lobed core. One ski with Mod technology, the 7/8, (70 mm waist, 18 mm sidecut) was such a forgiving, big-mountain ski last year, we gave it a gold medal. " Best at busting through your first powder and crud," said Delliquadri. "The wider shovel makes it easy to start turns," said Morgan. "And it has more float than others in the category." Our biggest tester, Cutts, called it, "Best in Show".

2) From Sept 2002 Ski Mag:

With all the emphasis in this category on wile eyed, white knuckled upside potential, it nice to find a ski that is nothing more than a welcome home sign made of wood and fiberglass. The Mod 7/8 earned universal raves for "calm, confidence inspiring performance" as Sabanosh puts it. "Do it all - carving, gliding, you-name it - without excessive energy". The snappy wood core, wrapped in fiberglass is calmed by k2's highly effective Mod damping technology - an elastomeric secondary core that quiets vibrations to keep the ski snow-bound. "Marvelously versatile," say Campbell. "Polite, soft-spoken, easy to mange, but with real strength of character." The k2 Mod 7/8 is "playful and exuberant in softer snow," says Cutts, "and highly forgiving". All testers noted the uncanny sense that the ski had been custom-built for them, adapting "to almost any technique," says Thoren. Forgiveness (#3) and amazing versatility of turn shape; almost any technique works.

3) From the Winter 2000 Ski magazine Buyer's guide:

"Mod" isn't just a lifestyle, it's a glass-smoothh ski technology that will make you feel like the world just lost its mean streak. Life can still be tough, of course. But with an innovative, rubbery core-like "module" that sits atop the shovel of the ski, insulating your from vibrations in the main fir/spruce core of the ski itself, the 7/8 may be your ticket to quick, gentle improvement. "It made me feel great immediately," said Palmer. "Performs slowly as well as it did at higher speeds. Very versatile." One of the most forgiving skis in the test, the Mod 7/8 felt "both reactive and solid," Nicole Pelletier said. "even felt great in crud. Perfect for the skier who is ready to break out of the slow-paced groomer prison." Roth agreed the 7/8 is "for when you want to loosen the tie and have fun - just ride it right over the middle of the ski and let it do the work." Just right for a non-aggressive skier who craves smooth, easy performance. "Precise but not uptight," Cutts said, "even in deeper snow"
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Dropping the price to $130
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