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K2 HardSide Skis 2012

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K2 HardSide Skis 2012: The K2 Hardside Skis are the most versatile in K2’s Adventure series. With All-Terrain Rocker™ and a 98mm wide waist, you will keep up with the wider skis on powder days, and with metal laminate and a full cambered tail, your friends won’t be able to keep up with you on the crud and firmer snow. Hybritech Sidewalls ensure that you have a solid, stable ski that will handle it all, inbounds or out.

Product Details

Shape

All-Terrain Rocker™ is designed for all snow conditions, featuring an elevated tip for variable and soft snow performance with camber underfoot for power, energy, and edge-hold in firmer conditions.

Progressive Sidecut is a combination of two different radii that enhances the versatility of wider-waist skis. This guarantees improved turn initiation and hard-snow performance.

Construction

Hybritech Sidewalls are a 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.

Powder Tip tapers early to avoid hooking.

Tip/Tail Hardware - removable plugs reveal holes that can be used to attach K2 Pre-Cut Skins or build a rescue sled

Flex

Aspen and Paulownia core: Aspen is solid and dense; Paulownia is an eco-friendly, fast-growing renewable wood that is incredibly strong and lightweight.

Metal TNC Laminate consists 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.

Binding Compatibility

We recommend a brake width that is equal to the ski waist width and at most 15 mm wider.

Specs

  • Terrain: All-Mountain, Alpine Touring More 
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber More 
  • Turning Radius: Long More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Tail Type: Flat More 
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Size (cm) 167 174 181 188
Tip Width (mm) 131 131 131 131
Waist Width (mm) 98 98 98 98
Tail Width (mm) 119 119 119 119
Turning Radius (m)     23  

Reviews

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K2 HardSide Skis 2012
 
5.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Smooth ride (4)
  • Durable (3)
  • Good carving ability (3)
  • Good grip (3)
  • Great flotation (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Powder skiing (4)
  • Groomed terrain (3)
  • Moguls (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Expert (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

Good everywhere on the mountain.

By 

from Marysville Washington

About Me Expert

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Pros

  • Comfortable Ski
  • Durable
  • Fast And Stable
  • Good Carving Ability
  • Good Grip
  • Good On Or Off Piste
  • Great Flotation
  • Holds well on ice
  • Right Amount Of Rocker
  • Scratch Resistant
  • Skis Moguls Well
  • Smooth Ride

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Over The Mountain
    • Downhill
    • Groomed Terrain
    • Moguls
    • Powder Skiing

    Comments about K2 HardSide Skis 2012:

    Seasons pass at Stevens Pass ski area. This is part of the K2 Backcountry series. I am amazed at how well and smooth this skis hard pack and ice. I am former Pro Ski Patrol Europe and Colorado. 56 years young. Did not ski for 20 years until the past season. This is first shaped ski I have ever skied and was easy transition. Like it much better than the top rated Enforcers that I also have.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great skis

    By 

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Great Flotation
    • Smooth Ride

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Moguls
      • Powder Skiing

      Comments about K2 HardSide Skis 2012:

      Great skis for all mountain in the PNW. Not too much rocker or flex to keep good sensations on the groomer, and live up to the expectations out of bounds.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      i would buy this product again

      By 

      from Calgary

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Carving Ability
      • Good Grip
      • Great Flotation
      • Lightweight
      • Over All A Great Ski
      • Scratch Resistant
      • Smooth Ride

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Groomed Terrain
      • Powder Skiing

      Comments about K2 HardSide Skis 2012:

      I am very pleased with this ski. This is my second pair of K2 skies. I enjoy the product and would buy more K2 products.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Bomb Skis

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      from Los Angeles

      About Me Expert

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Carving Ability
      • Good Grip
      • Smooth Ride

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backcountry
        • Downhill
        • Groomed Terrain
        • Moguls

        Comments about K2 HardSide Skis 2012:

        The rocker makes these skis great for any conditions. I still haven't hit any deep powder so I can't speak for their performance there but everything from groomers to ice to crud has been spectacular so far.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        k2 hard side

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        from Waitsfield, Vermont

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Powder Skiing

          Comments about K2 HardSide Skis 2012:

          I haven't use the skis yet but when I do it's going to be awesome

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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