80's range waisted rocker ski

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Re: 80's range waisted rocker ski

Postby lowangle al » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:18 pm

^^^ With climbing, conditioning, experience and determination are probably bigger factors than gear. Last season my wife and I were on Vector BCs skiing up a closed road to a pass. We started the same time as two guys on AT gear with skins who I thought we would outdistance, but they kicked our ass on the way up. They were probably half our age and the climb was just steep enough that the benifit of our faster skis was not realized because we weren't getting much glide for most of the climb.

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Re: 80's range waisted rocker ski

Postby Woodserson » Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:06 pm

The binding question was somewhat hypothetical. I have the Hardwires already in hand, I'm using what I have. I'm a little split between these and a free pivot... I could go either direction.

Completely unrelated, pretty sick skiing today here... woo!

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Re: 80's range waisted rocker ski

Postby Woodserson » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:58 pm

They be mounted. Now, we test. Edit: 4lbs 5oz per ski

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Re: 80's range waisted rocker ski

Postby lowangle al » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:52 am

^^^ They look like they will be a lot of fun. Should be good carvers.

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Re: 80's range waisted rocker ski

Postby phoenix » Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:07 pm

I've skied several K2's as my tele skis for, like, 15 years...maybe a little more. I'm not a brand groupie, they just seem to have what I prefer, and are good for lighter weight skiers. I still have a pair of Shuksans - couldn't ask for a better ski for technical stuff, versatility, and reasonable weight. Those Waybacks oughta be great for you; almost went for a pair myself. (Ended up with Objectice BC's on sale... don't have a decent waxless ski in my outdated quiver.)

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Re: 80's range waisted rocker ski

Postby Woodserson » Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:57 pm

phoenix wrote:I've skied several K2's as my tele skis for, like, 15 years...maybe a little more. I'm not a brand groupie, they just seem to have what I prefer, and are good for lighter weight skiers. I still have a pair of Shuksans - couldn't ask for a better ski for technical stuff, versatility, and reasonable weight. Those Waybacks oughta be great for you; almost went for a pair myself. (Ended up with Objectice BC's on sale... don't have a decent waxless ski in my outdated quiver.)


OK bro- so this was dead-nuts-on. I just skied them in heavy mank 3" on top of firming spring base. The mank had been pushed around. They were light, fun, turny and carvey, and made short work of blasting through the pushed up stuff. There were a lot of fun, and I am pleased. I absolutely love the HW's they feel right in all respects for my tastes. This is a great set-up for me! Pleased.

I will say that they are mounted quite forward. I mounted them almost to the recommended mid-sole boot line, I'm about 3-4mm back (almost nothing- they ended up there by happenstance as I mount on a kitchen table haphazardly) but they are far forward to other skis I have that are the same exact length-- about 1.5 to 2cm. (I lined them up on a wall to check). I like the forward mount for swing weight, blasting through crud, and making short turns, but we'll see what they do when it dumps, I am concerned about tip-dive especially since they have very little to no rocker. Pheonix, since you are familiar, the pin line on your Boundless are about 2cm back from these and the skis are physically the same length. I did not move your riser. Additionally, looking forward to your report on the Objectives, I'm thinking of coming up to MC soon I'll holler if you are interested?

Anyway, fun light ski that's predictable and affordable. We'll see how they do in the Presi's in the coming weeks.

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Re: 80's range waisted rocker ski

Postby TeleBeaver » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:05 am

K2s all terrain rocker does surprisingly well. The skis won't show a lot of tip splay but they definitely make turning in soft snow quicker and easier, and makes skiing in chop more forgiving. Everything you want from rocker without the huge turned up tips. If the snow is too deep for the all terrain rocker it is probably too deep for 82 waisted skis...


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