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K2 Apache Recon......what, fantastic that's what!!

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How good is this ski? K2 finally came back to the fold and nailed it. It skis wet sand type manmade snow, ice, crud and moguls, as hard as you can push it..........I am stunned at the sweet spot this ski has, when it is pushed hard. Is it just me or do others share my amazement at how good this ski is?
Can't wait to try my luck in powder(we don't get a lot in Oz)
And without sounding to gushy........Sierra Jim's Store shipped two pair of Apache's to me in only three days Sacremento/ Melbourne, Australia.

And that gentlemen and ladies is ballgame over, American retail at it's finest, what fantastic service.
post #2 of 6
You can't get much better than Sierra Jim. He and Whiteroom have done right by me time and time again.

Glad you like your Recons. I haven't skied them but my friend swears they are the best ski he's been on.
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I totally agree with dave. I picked up the Recons last season and went to Crested Butte with 50 inches of fresh the day before I got there, it was saweeeet. They were awesome in the powder and just as good when hooking up turns on the corduroy. I ski mostly East Coast (Jay Peak in particular) and my Recons have been great. The ONLY little complaint I have is that they are a little bit heavy when making tight turns in glades. Otherwise, best skis I have owned!
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Another two tips up for the Recons. These are by far the best skis I've had out of the maybe 25 pairs I've owned. They're great in powder and crud (not always possible in the same pair of skis), quick in the bumps, excellent at transitions from groomed to crud mounds and so smooth and f'ing fun to cruise on. My only complaint is they're a bit slippery (and I do mean a bit) on eastern blue ice. However, I believe that's because the rails for the bindings didn't keep the bindings precisiely tight on the ski. I'm experimenting with a fix for that. These skis tend to get trashed on this forum for some reason. To each his or her own, I guess.
post #5 of 6
I've liked mine too. A smooth all round ski. I used them in all kinds of conditions. Stable enough that they don't give any surprises. They are heavy, but that's okay since I'm haven't been a lightweight for a few years now. The Watea 84's are the only other ski that I have liked as much.
Geo
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Originally Posted by daveskis View Post
How good is this ski? K2 finally came back to the fold and nailed it. It skis wet sand type manmade snow, ice, crud and moguls, as hard as you can push it..........I am stunned at the sweet spot this ski has, when it is pushed hard. Is it just me or do others share my amazement at how good this ski is?
Can't wait to try my luck in powder(we don't get a lot in Oz)
And without sounding to gushy........Sierra Jim's Store shipped two pair of Apache's to me in only three days Sacremento/ Melbourne, Australia.

And that gentlemen and ladies is ballgame over, American retail at it's finest, what fantastic service.
Thats great news. It honestly boggles my mind how we are able to ship overseas and 9 times out of 10 arrives as fast if not faster then the stuff that we ship with in the states, and they have to go through customs. Im stoked to hear that you are enjoying the new skis and Im sure that the stoke will continue for you when you find yourself skiing the Recons in their first powder day.
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