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K2 A.M.P. Aftershock Skis + Marker MX 14.0 Bindings 2013

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The K2 A.M.P. Aftershock Skis with Marker MX 14.0 Bindings come as the widest ski package in the A.M.P. series. The Aftershock kills it in soft and chopped conditions. With the All-Terrain Rocker™ this ski excels off-piste, but still has enough power to shred the hard snow and carve trenches in whatever firm conditions it encounters.

Product Details

Shape

All-Terrain Rocker™Designed for all snow conditions, featuring an elevated tip and tail for variable and soft snow performance and camber underfoot for power, energy, and edgehold in firmer conditions.

Progressive SidecutA combination of two different radii that enhance the versatility of wider-waist skis guaranteeing improved turn initiation and hard-snow performance.

Construction

Aspen/Paulownia CoreAspen is known for its inherent strength and durability, while the Paulownia is eco-friendly and lightweight.

Metal LaminateConsists of 2 sheets of lightweight Titanal running the length of the ski. Alternating layers of fiberglass and Titanal sandwich the wood core to provide dampened, accurate, and unshakable performance.

Hybritech SidewallsA unique blend of sidewall and cap constructions that combine the accuracy, power, and performance of sidewall underfoot with the lightweight characteristics and smooth turn initiation of cap construction.

Bindings

The K2 A.M.P. Aftershock Skis come with the Marker MX 14 bindings for an advanced skier. Working in conjunction with the integrated titanal hubs, the Marker K2/MX system provides unmatched precision and control. The system uses Marker’s Inter-Pivot Heel technology and lightweight Triple-Pivot Comfort MX toe. This toe comes with a crossmounted spring, stainless steel AFD, and backward release function.

Bindings do not come mounted to the skis. Always have a certified technician mount and adjust the bindings.

Additional Features

Mod TechnologyThis is a high-performance suspension system that absorbs vibrations and impact loads along the entire ski, providing stronger edge hold, power, and control. Mod is a secondary core that flexes and moves on top of the primary core, leaving the overall ski flex unaffected.

Mod MonicA focused mass-dampener made of a solid zinc mass that focuses mass dampening at a targeted location on the Mod structure

Included Bindings

Bindings do not come mounted to the skis. Always have a certified technician mount and adjust the bindings.

Specs

  • Terrain: All-Mountain More 
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber More 
  • Turning Radius: Medium
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Tail Type: Flat More 
  • Ski Awards: Ski Magazine Gold Medal Gear, Skiing Magazine Official Selection
  • Series: A.M.P.
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Size (cm) 167 174 181
Tip Width (mm) 130 130 130
Waist Width (mm) 86 86 86
Tail Width (mm) 114 114 114
Turning Radius (m)   17  

Reviews

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K2 A.M.P. Aftershock Skis + Marker MX 14.0 Bindings 2013
 
4.3

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Rugged (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Crud (5)
  • Powder (5)
  • Speed (5)
  • Icy conditions (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (5), Expert (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great ski for Powder Days and off-piste

The Aftershocks are a really solid all mountain ski that will give you lots of confidence underfoot. They perform best in medium powder days, off-piste, and when your want to charge down groomers....Read complete review

The Aftershocks are a really solid all mountain ski that will give you lots of confidence underfoot. They perform best in medium powder days, off-piste, and when your want to charge down groomers. But be warned on-piste but you must stay on top of them slightly; they honestly took me more time to figure out how to ride them comfortably while tooling around on groomed beginner trails with my wife. I would also suggest to ignore the sizing chart and go down one size if you are an East Coast skier and you do not live where they get big dumps; I demoed theses in 174's in 2012 and had a blast at Stowe VT, but I went up to the 181's which were recommended for my height and abilities and the additional 7 inches keeps me more on my toes when navigate though moguls or in the tight trees of the East coast, which makes the Aftershocks a tad bit less fun and a tad more challenging.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Ehhh...

I finally sold these skis... They are okay (that's being generous) at everything but not great at anything. I owned the 181's... They were really heavy, and I found...Read complete review

I finally sold these skis... They are okay (that's being generous) at everything but not great at anything. I owned the 181's... They were really heavy, and I found that they drug me to the bottom of the snow if I was ever off piste... they were alright in lighter snow with moderate coverage, but in the PNW they were burdensome to ski on after a heavy dump. When I first got them I liked them alright, but I have gotten much better since then and came to love some other skis I have demoed. I would not recommend these skis, simply because I can think of plenty of others that I would recommend before these.

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4.0

Great ski for Powder Days and off-piste

By 

from Brooklyn NY

About Me Advanced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Rugged

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Crud
    • Powder
    • Speed

    Comments about K2 A.M.P. Aftershock Skis + Marker MX 14.0 Bindings 2013:

    The Aftershocks are a really solid all mountain ski that will give you lots of confidence underfoot. They perform best in medium powder days, off-piste, and when your want to charge down groomers. But be warned on-piste but you must stay on top of them slightly; they honestly took me more time to figure out how to ride them comfortably while tooling around on groomed beginner trails with my wife. I would also suggest to ignore the sizing chart and go down one size if you are an East Coast skier and you do not live where they get big dumps; I demoed theses in 174's in 2012 and had a blast at Stowe VT, but I went up to the 181's which were recommended for my height and abilities and the additional 7 inches keeps me more on my toes when navigate though moguls or in the tight trees of the East coast, which makes the Aftershocks a tad bit less fun and a tad more challenging.

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    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great all rounds

    By 

    from Spokane WA

    About Me Expert

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good In Crud Light Pow
    • Hold On Hardpack
    • Playful At 174 Cm
    • Stable At Speed

    Cons

    • Not For Deep Pow

    Best Uses

    • Great All Mountain Skiis

    Comments about K2 A.M.P. Aftershock Skis + Marker MX 14.0 Bindings 2013:

    Demo'd then bought. Great all round ski for expert skiier-playful, lights up and stable at high speed (feels more like a Volkl than a K2 at this), good in bumps crud and light power and trees but not designed for deep powder; haven't tried on ice. I bought 174 despite 200 lbs and these were great at this length; go a bit short. These are the best skiis I've had for taking out when conditions uncertain despite not being a K2 fan before. I ski 40 days/yr northwest and Colorado and skiis good for both; I'm impressed despite 1 pr high end skiis/yr experience.

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    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Skis!

    By 

    from Dayton, OH

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Crud
    • Fast
    • Powder

    Cons

    • Ice
    • Slow

    Best Uses

    • Crud
    • Powder

    Comments about K2 A.M.P. Aftershock Skis + Marker MX 14.0 Bindings 2013:

    Bought these skis for everyday use in the Midwest with the hopes of heading out west at least once a year. They don't hook up on the really hard stuff like my skinnier skis (74 waist) but are by no means unusable when conditions are subpar. Slow speeds also make these skis seem large but once you get speed going they are excellent.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great all mountain ski for larger skier

    By 

    from WI

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Packs Well
    • Rugged
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Crud
      • Icy Conditions
      • Speed

      Comments about K2 A.M.P. Aftershock Skis + Marker MX 14.0 Bindings 2013:

      Purchased after demoing a number of all mountain skis in the same class. Int/Adv skier 6'2" and 230 lbs. Was torn between the 174 and 181 but opted for the 181. Took them out for the first time in Vermont on a mix of very icy groomed runs and a lot of crud and loose man made powder. Very happy with the longer skis. Stable at speed, carved well on ice, and very responsive for a heavy skier. My only hesitation was the 19m radius on the 181, but after tackling icy double blacks on these skis I can say they're perfect for what I wanted. Paired with a stiff boot (Atomic Hawx 110). A caution for a smaller type I/II skier is the be sure the Marker 14 bindings can be adjusted to a low enough DIN setting.

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      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Ehhh...

      By 

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Expert

      Pros

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

          Comments about K2 A.M.P. Aftershock Skis + Marker MX 14.0 Bindings 2013:

          I finally sold these skis... They are okay (that's being generous) at everything but not great at anything. I owned the 181's... They were really heavy, and I found that they drug me to the bottom of the snow if I was ever off piste... they were alright in lighter snow with moderate coverage, but in the PNW they were burdensome to ski on after a heavy dump. When I first got them I liked them alright, but I have gotten much better since then and came to love some other skis I have demoed. I would not recommend these skis, simply because I can think of plenty of others that I would recommend before these.

          (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          don't go on it's color go on it's speed

          By 

          from india

          About Me Advanced

          Pros

          • Good Carving Ability
          • Rugged
          • Stylish

          Cons

          • Not Warm

          Best Uses

          • Speed
          • Tricks

          Comments about K2 A.M.P. Aftershock Skis + Marker MX 14.0 Bindings 2013:

          they are good

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          love the skis

          By 

          from saint louis, missouri

          About Me Expert

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Quality
          • Rugged

          Cons

          • Heavy Bulky

          Best Uses

          • Crud
          • Icy Conditions
          • Powder

          Comments about K2 A.M.P. Aftershock Skis + Marker MX 14.0 Bindings 2013:

          The skis made a dramatic difference for me this most recent trip, especially in the varying spring ski conditions. Good on the bumps, and better than any I have used in slush.

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          5.0

          Great ski

          By 

          from Saratoga Springs NY

          About Me Expert

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Rugged
          • Stable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Glades
            • Hardpack
            • Hardpack Carving
            • Hradpack Carving
            • Icy Conditions
            • Powder
            • Speed

            Comments about K2 A.M.P. Aftershock Skis + Marker MX 14.0 Bindings 2013:

            I am an advanced eastern skiier, ski mostly at Whiteface Mountain in New York. These skis are great on the steep hardpack, manueverable in the trees, and very good in the powder (what we call powder anyway). There are probably better skis for highest speed carving, and 86 underfoot isn't optimal for big powder, but these skiis do pretty much everything quite well.

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            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great all mountain skis

            By 

            from San Francisco

            About Me Expert

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Carving
            • Crud Busting
            • Stability At Speed

            Cons

            • Heavy Bulky
            • Ugly

            Best Uses

            • All Mountain
            • Crud
            • Icy Conditions
            • Powder
            • Speed

            Comments about K2 A.M.P. Aftershock Skis + Marker MX 14.0 Bindings 2013:

            These skis are great. My only major complaint is that the graphics are ugly. I can't understand the trend towards very wide skis. These are nicely in the middle.

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            • No

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Solid Skis

            By 

            from new york

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Quick Turning For A Wider
            • Quick Turns 4 A Wider Ski

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Good All Round Ski

              Comments about K2 A.M.P. Aftershock Skis + Marker MX 14.0 Bindings 2013:

              I can only speak of the pair I demoed and liked them enough that I bought a pair after a 2 day demo. Looking forward to really putting them through their paces next season.

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