K2 K2 HellBent Skis 2012

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K2 HellBent Skis 2012: Welcome to the playground - the devil’s playground. Once you have stepped foot into this realm you will never look at the mountain in the same way again; in fact once you have skied the K2 HellBent Skis, you will never look at mid-fat skis again, period. This freakishly fat beast can stomp landings both ways into the most bottomless of pits, while Powder Rocker™ will pop you back up before Satan can reach up and get his hands on your skis. Even with a 132mm waist, the K2 HellBent Skis can rampage through all types of snow with a sharp turning radius and slight camber underfoot. O yeah, and that graphic will make you squeal like a pig!

Product Details

Shape

Powder Rocker™ is designed primarily for deep snow. This large amount of rocker provides additional lift for enhanced soft snow performance in the tip and a surfy feel. A reduced camber region is still present underfoot for a confident edge hold in firmer conditions.

Directional Taper Sidecut maximizes the performance of the ski in the forward direction. The ski makes a slightly different arc when skiing switch.

Construction

TwinTech Construction increases the durability of the sidewalls. Unlike a traditional sidewall, this construction rolls the top material into the sidewall reducing the angle that is prone to abuse.

Tip/Tail Hardware - removable plugs reveal holes that can be used to attach K2 Pre-Cut Skins

Powder Tip tapers early to avoid hooking.

3.5mm steel edges are durable and far more resistant to cracking.

Flex

Fir and Aspen core: solid and dense woods known for their inherent strength and durability.

Triaxial Braiding consists of braiding fiberglass around the wood core to provide torsional rigidity for added control. This makes the ski incredibly energetic and responsive.

Graphics

**Please note that base colors will alternate and may not arrive exactly as pictured.

Binding Compatibility

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

Specs

  • Terrain: Powder More 
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber/Rocker More 
  • Turning Radius: Long More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Tail Type: Full Twin Tip More 
  • Warranty: 1 Year More 
Size (cm) 169 179 189
Tip Width (mm) 160 160 160
Waist Width (mm) 132 132 132
Tail Width (mm) 151 151 151
Turning Radius (m) 22

Other Notes

K2 products can only be shipped within the United States

Reviews

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K2 HellBent Skis 2012
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great flotation (8)
  • Smooth ride (6)
  • Durable (3)
  • Good carving ability (3)
  • Good grip (3)

Cons

  • Poor grip (3)

Best Uses

  • Powder skiing (9)
  • Downhill (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Expert (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The only powder ski I'll ever ski

By 

from Salt Lake City, UT

About Me Professional

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Carving Ability
  • Good Grip
  • Great Flotation
  • Lightweight
  • Scratch Resistant
  • Smooth Ride

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Chopped Powder
    • Crud
    • Groomed Terrain
    • Powder Skiing

    Comments about K2 HellBent Skis 2012:

    I use this ski close to 100 days a year. It is my tool of choice for all conditions. It obviously excels in deep powder, but it actually turns chopped powder and variable conditions into a smooth ride. They also carve surprisingly well on groomers and packed powder, they truly carve hard on all snowpacks.
    One of my favorite things about the Hellbent is the large rocker pattern and the playful, soft flex. This allows for a buttery feel when desired, but the solid stiffness underfoot keeps them stable and easy to control.
    If you are a "freestyler" and like to land/ski switch in powder and do butters, this is THE BEST ski out there. I wouldn't hit a powder jump or cliff drop on anything else.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    HellBents 2012

    By 

    from Stevens Pass

    Comments about K2 HellBent Skis 2012:

    Awesome ski. Very surfy even in a little bit of new snow, even heavy snow. Holds well on hardpack but definitely not ideal. Great powder ski. Once you get used to the softness they are very playful. If you're over 6' go with the 189's they ski very short.

    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    HellBent on Fun!

    By 

    from Stevens Pass

    Comments about K2 HellBent Skis 2012:

    These skis are the most fun tool you can have in soft snow, and the deeper the powder the better! Super playful and "surfy" yet stable enough to stomp big airs and carve hard in any condition, If you like butters and skiing switch, there really is no better powder ski.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Get Bent

    By 

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Expert

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Powder Skiing

        Comments about K2 HellBent Skis 2012:

        There comes a time in every man's life when he takes the next step and invests in a pair of super-fatty powder skis. While I long thought I would get a set of Pon2oons, the pull of the Hellbents was irresistable.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        And we skied and then we skied some more

        By 

        from B.C.

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Flotation
        • Smooth Ride

        Cons

        • Poor Grip

        Best Uses

        • Powder Skiing
        • Telemarking

        Comments about K2 HellBent Skis 2012:

        Backcountry totally

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        sweet in the Powder

        By 

        from Southeast British Columbia

        About Me Intermediate

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Carving Ability
        • Great Flotation
        • Smooth Ride

        Cons

        • Poor Grip

        Best Uses

        • Powder Skiing

        Comments about K2 HellBent Skis 2012:

        Use the hellbents 100% backcountry skiing. Majority of the time is on powder in tight trees. Skiis very maneuverable in the trees skiing either tele or parallel.Find on the uptracking they don't have the grip on steep switch backs, but hey I have short legs.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Powderific

        By 

        from Vail, CO

        About Me Expert

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Flotation

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Powder Skiing
          • Telemarking

          Comments about K2 HellBent Skis 2012:

          Ideal for powder. Decent in crud. Passable on groomers. These are my pow ski's.
          They are a bit heavy, but that is expected with a ski that has these dimensions. I am 5'7", 145 and ski the 169cm with tele (hammerhead) bindings. The 179cm could work for me, but I am very happy.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Makes me a better skier!!!

          By 

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Expert

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Grip
          • Great Flotation
          • Smooth Ride

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Crud
            • Powder Skiing

            Comments about K2 HellBent Skis 2012:

            We all know that mileage on the mountain makes you a better skier. But here is a shortcut: The Hellbents made me feel like a pro.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            SICK!

            By 

            from St. Clair, MI

            About Me Expert

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Carving Ability
            • Good Grip
            • Great Flotation
            • Lightweight
            • Scratch Resistant
            • Smooth Ride

            Cons

            • Ugly Graphics

            Best Uses

            • Downhill
            • Moguls
            • Powder Skiing

            Comments about K2 HellBent Skis 2012:

            It really does not get any better than the Hellbents. They will make you a better skier just by stepping into them. The graphics are horrible, but a few stickers will take care of that.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            I love these skis

            By 

            from Golden Colorado

            About Me Expert

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Great Flotation
            • Lightweight
            • Smooth Ride

            Cons

            • Poor Grip

            Best Uses

            • Downhill
            • Groomed Terrain
            • Powder Skiing

            Comments about K2 HellBent Skis 2012:

            Wouldn't recommend for an everyday ski. Moguls are difficult but they are really fun if you plain on air plaining the moguls.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            sweet sticks

            By 

            from CO

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Flotation

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Downhill
              • Powder Skiing

              Comments about K2 HellBent Skis 2012:

              Great skis!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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