I have a friend that has the Payback, which I think is the equivalent of the Aftershock, but for women (correct me if I'm wrong). She owns about 7 pairs of skis, but since she picked up these, they are THE ONLY ski she has been on. She's been beating me through the trees and powder and finally keeping even with me on the cat tracks (she used to have the Aura, but for some reason of the four women I know who have them, they all have pokiness issues on the cat track...) She says they turn easily in all conditions and have made her a K2 believer, which apparently she wasn't before that. Because of her enthusiasm for this ski, I'm planning on demoing the Gotback and Coomback next season. (She's way lighter than me and on a much shorter ski, so I'm guessing I might prefer the men's version).
Yep. My guess having skied with you. You would prefer the Aftershock-you might even love it.