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K2 aftershock

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have you skied this ski? I have not, but have heard it is an all Mountain expert ski.

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It is a very fun ski, and probably the best K2 Frontside ski K2 has mane i many of years. It still isn't the leader of the class but has moved up a few notches. The outgoing Explorer was a great ski for 50 year olds, the Aftershock brings the demographics down a decade. 

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It looks like K2's are for older persons according to most posts. Is that true? I have skied them, along with many others, and they just seem to be so easy and fun. I would like to purchase them, but I am 32 years old, and don't want to look wimpy. Am I missing something?

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yes

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Originally Posted by JimmyA View Post

It looks like K2's are for older persons according to most posts. Is that true? I have skied them, along with many others, and they just seem to be so easy and fun. I would like to purchase them, but I am 32 years old, and don't want to look wimpy. Am I missing something?


K2 makes very good skis for skiers that are not too aggressive or that are not expecting a lot of sensation from the ski. This year's models are tippytoeing away from that feel a little and are better (more stout) than in the past. K2s in general are very popular because they heavily advertised, well recognized, not very demanding and are the most widely sold ski in America.

 

  • Will you have people pointing at you in the liftline and laughing?.........no.
  • Will they point and laugh as you ski past?.......................................maybe but if so it won't be b/c of the skis
  • Will you like the skis?....................................................................probably
  • Is there something better?..............................................................sure (depending a little on what you want)
  • Should you buy them?...................................................................Yes (b/c you want them)

 

SJ

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if you ski wimpy, you will be wimpy, if you ski strong, you will be strong. The ski ain't gonna do any of that for you. Don't put the cart before the horse here. If that's the ski that works well for you that's what you should be on. Skiing on a ski that is too much for you will just be tiring and not much fun.  (Just remember: one ski is not enough biggrin.gif)

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I am not a K2 fan, but I did try these for 2 days and really liked them.  Skied the 181, i am not going to classify my ability level, but I will tell you that I have been skiing the backcounty since 1992, and I like to ski everything out there, mostly steeps and trees . .    I suggest you demo them to be sure they are right for you.   But again I really liked how they handled in the powder, steeps, bumps,trees and groomers.   My favorite skis are, AC30, Line prophet 100's and Gotamas, just to give you an idea.  I would have to spend more than a couple of days on the k2 to bring them up to my fav list, but they are close.  K2 did a good job with these.

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