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K2 obSETHed Skis 2011: Bigger and even better in 2011. Seth incorporated Powder Rocker to create the ultimate tool to charge big mountains, backcountry zones and the resorts. The Powder Rocker design eliminates tip dive and breaks through crud, crusts and chopped up conditions. The progressive sidecut and camber underfoot makes the K2 obSETHed Ski a ski for all conditions and terrain, combining precise turn initiation on hardpack snow with an easy tail release in soft conditions too. That’s Seth looking out for the masses!

Product Details

Shape

Unlike other categories in the K2 line, the twin tips are designed to perform both forward and switch. The K2 obSETHed Skis also have a progressive sidecut, which guarantees improved turn initiation and hard snow performance

Powder Rocker Tip – Designed for deep snow, the tip has the most elevation and the longest measurement of rocker and offers skiers a “surfy” feel with enhanced soft-snow performance. The camber region still exists to ensure edge-hold on firmer conditions

All Terrain Rocker Tail – Features an elevated tip for variable and soft-snow performance and camber underfoot for power, energy and edge-hold in firmer conditions.

Construction

The new Twin Tip Specific construction of TwinTech increases the durability of sidewall skis. A traditional sidewall construction produces a 90 degree angle where the top material and sidewall meet. The Twin Tech construction actually rolls the top material into the sidewall reducing the angle that is prone to abuse. K2 uses ABS sidewalls because of the dense characteristics and impact toughness that not only aid in the direct transmission of power but also make it very durable and resistant to moisture.

Flex

Use: Powder: 70%, Park 30%

Triaxial braiding in the core consists of braiding fiberglass around a wood core to provide torsional rigidity for added control. The patented machine interlocks strands of fiberglass around a milled wood core. This unique method produces skis with great torsional strength, while maintaining the lively flex patterns of the wood core.

Graphics

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

Binding Compatibility

Flat or the Griffon SchozoFrantic

The K2 SchizoFrantic inserts allow for super-fast mounting of the new K2/marker Griffon SchizoFrantic binding system without the need for drilling. Additionally, the increased surface area of the insert rings provides 67% the pullout strength of standard binding screws

Requires wide brake bindings with a binding brake width of 117mm+

Specs

  • Terrain: Big Mountain, Powder More 
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber/Rocker More 
  • Turning Radius: Long More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Tail Type: Partial Twin Tip More 
Size (cm) 169 179 189
Tip Width (mm) 146 146 146
Waist Width (mm) 117 117 117
Tail Width (mm) 134 134 134

Reviews

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K2 obSETHed Skis 2011
 
4.6

(based on 43 reviews)

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  • 3 Stars

     

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great flotation (33)
  • Smooth ride (25)
  • Durable (20)
  • Good carving ability (19)
  • Good grip (9)

Cons

  • Heavy (4)

Best Uses

  • Powder (33)
  • Downhill (20)
  • Moguls (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Expert (23), Advanced (8), Competitive athlete (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (31), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

LOVE THEM!

Overall my favorite ski, it glides thru trees and steep powder. Great smooth ski on groomers, of course still not the true all around ski, but it does a very good job!...Read complete review

Overall my favorite ski, it glides thru trees and steep powder. Great smooth ski on groomers, of course still not the true all around ski, but it does a very good job! Good for jumps, soft on the landings.

I was impressed right away with them, and adapted very fast to them, icy days are not recomended with those as they don't hold any edge on ice....

It's a do it all powder ski.

Mounted my 189 at +2 (6"2 170pounds)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Tips too nervous for me

Wow, these tips flutter at any speed which I find distracting and annoying. My Pontoons and last years Obsethed did nothing like this. A total, unexpected surprise. YMMV.

Wow, these tips flutter at any speed which I find distracting and annoying. My Pontoons and last years Obsethed did nothing like this. A total, unexpected surprise. YMMV.

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(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

LOVE THEM!

By 

from SF, CA.

About Me Expert

Pros

  • Great Flotation
  • Smooth Ride

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Downhill
    • Powder

    Comments about K2 obSETHed Skis 2011:

    Overall my favorite ski, it glides thru trees and steep powder. Great smooth ski on groomers, of course still not the true all around ski, but it does a very good job! Good for jumps, soft on the landings.

    I was impressed right away with them, and adapted very fast to them, icy days are not recomended with those as they don't hold any edge on ice....

    It's a do it all powder ski.

    Mounted my 189 at +2 (6"2 170pounds)

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    (8 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good soft snow ski

    By 

    from Crystal Mountain, Wa

    About Me Competitive Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Forgiving
    • Great Flotation
    • Smooth Ride
    • Stable

    Cons

    • Soft Snow Specific

    Best Uses

    • Big Mountain
    • Downhill
    • Powder

    Comments about K2 obSETHed Skis 2011:

    My stats-135lbs5'9''Expert SkierDemoed the 179 LengthFirst of all this ski is scary soft, especially in the tip, and almost the entire ski is rockered. However, it's stable and fun. The rocker did chatter on groomers, but in off-piste snow it was pretty good, as long as I stayed out of the backseat. All turn types were possible, and the Obsethed was excellent in softer snow. This is too soft for a daily driver, but it was a good ski, including the graphics. I think this is what the S7 intended to be.I've reviewed other skis as well.[@]

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love at first ride

    By 

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me Expert

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Carving Ability
    • Good Grip
    • Great Flotation
    • Smooth Ride

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Downhill
      • Powder

      Comments about K2 obSETHed Skis 2011:

      I use this ski for everything. Whether it's in powder up to my waist or bombing down groomers, this ski can destroy it all. Super smooth carving, responds exactly how I want. A little chatter at high speeds but by the time you notice you'll already be at the bottom of the lift.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Slidin' & Ridin' at Red Mt.

      By 

      from Red Mountain

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Artistic Graphics
      • Durable
      • Good Carving Ability
      • Great Flotation
      • Smooth Ride

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Downhill
        • Powder
        • Tree Glade Skiing

        Comments about K2 obSETHed Skis 2011:

        Good ski for me, Mr. 13 yrs. old; I ski trees and knarly glades, steep & deep at Red Mountain; skis bring to another level. Skis are quick, nimble and responsive in trees... carve through deep pow on steep pitches. Real agile and responsive on groomers heading back to the lift line.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        thank-you K 2 engineers

        By 

        from tahoe city.ca.

        About Me Expert

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Great Flotation

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Powder

          Comments about K2 obSETHed Skis 2011:

          what a great season in tahoe with my new k2ski and all the snow.. i am 55 and have skied/worked most of those years..i was slowing down not anymore the k2 made me young., the rocker helps the knee's,back,head,neck... now i am going home because of muscles,not pain,..and its easy to go fast,turn, or what ever you want. altough you want to be in the middle and not in the back sit,, cause you well be on your butt in a heart beat,. forward is more for gaven... thanks enginer's.. p.s. no snowboarder has been able to pass me on this skis

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          leggo my eggo... bro

          By 

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Intermediate

          Pros

          • Good Carving Ability
          • Great Flotation

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Downhill
            • Powder

            Comments about K2 obSETHed Skis 2011:

            Loving this ski in deep pow and variable conditions. The rocker initiates turns like an aggressive dance and they're super playful with a true center mount. I would recommend these skis to anyone who is looking for an all around ski that is a ton of fun in all conditions!

            oh... i had like four eggo waffles the other morning before i went skiing and i was feeling rrrrough! not to mention all those ranier tall boys i drank the night before but uhh... oh yeah, these skis took away the doom and gloom created by my carbo glut and turned my stomach churning into crazy turning and leg burning. tons of fun.

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            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            im obesthed!

            By 

            from seattle, wa

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            Comments about K2 obSETHed Skis 2011:

            What a ski. If you though the seth was a fun ski before think again. With the new rocker style mimicking the Hellbent the ski absolutley floats through the powder. The soft tip and tail make it excelent for jumping and jibbing around the mountain. The effective side edge has decrease dramatically making the ski easy to turn over on the groomers. K2 made the ski much fatter than it was last year, but dont be fooled. It is still a ski for the whole mountain.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Big Mountain Cadillac

            By 

            from Seattle, WA

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            Comments about K2 obSETHed Skis 2011:

            I skied these skis in the 189, on a fairly hardpack day with two inches of fresh snow leftover from the day before. On groomers they had a nice stable feel. They were not a world cup race ski, but they were able to hold an edge and inspired confidence at speed. I took them through several mogul fields and through some chopped up crud. While they certainly weren't as nimble as a ski with less girth, I was able to turn them through the bumps with relative ease. I also let them run straight through the bumps and have never been on a ski that makes it so effortless. The big tip rocker rises above anything that gets in it's way, while the stiff midsection ensures that you have a smooth ride. The less rockered tail offers a soft suspension without any of the wheelie-effect. These skis would make a great any condition ski, they are the perfect blend of forgiveness and power and should appeal to a diverse array of skiers.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Powder Machine

            By 

            from Snowbird, UT

            About Me Expert

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Good Carving Ability
            • Great Flotation

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Powder

              Comments about K2 obSETHed Skis 2011:

              Having owned the older version of the obsethed and the older hellbent, I always wanted to try this ski out. It seemed to blend the best of both of the skis into one. Hellbent width and tip rocker, with the less rockered, stiffer tail of the obsethed.

              This ski is an absolute blast in powder and chopped powder, perfect amount of float. You can sink the tips if you want, but they will pop right back up. This ski hand flexes crazy soft, but skis stiffer. Has enough umph for crud,and iffy conditions, but is by no means big mountain comp kind of ski.

              The only reason I didn't go with 5 stars is the skis high speed performance outside of powder. In powder it is plenty stable, but of firm hardpack and crusty snow, this ski will chatter like crazy when you get it up to speed and try to drive it. the soft tip and tail fold under the pressure and the stiff underfoot section doesn't have enough length to hold the edge. Obviously this is not what this ski was made for, and its detrimental to the ski, but just something to keep in mind if you're buying as a one ski quiver.

              It still carves well at medium and lower speeds, and is fun to take through the park and jib around off the side of the trail. But when compared to other "big mountain" labeled skis, (XXL's, Big Dumps, RC 108, ect.), the stability and edge hold just isn't there. Of course none of those skis are as playful and jibby as the Obsethed.

              For reference I am 6'2", 180 lbs. and mounted these at +2

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              5.0

              Still Great in 2014

              By 

              from cheyenne,wy

              About Me Expert

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Great Flotation
              • Quick With Float
              • Smooth Ride

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Powder
                • Tight Trees And Crud

                Comments about K2 obSETHed Skis 2011:

                Bought these from Evo last year (2013) on a deal and took them to BC for two weeks to ski @ Monashee Powder this Jan...terrific ski for me in the 189cm length @ 6' 2 and 195lbs... this was the perfect ski for Monashee ...and was the only one on them...just terrific in Pow and choppy crud...but were great in slaying steep, congested,powdery tree lines, incredibly fun...they have great float for poppy powder turns and are very quick and lively in those tight tree lines..also noticed last year @ Copper in 14 inches new ..that they were terrific in the powder filled mogul fields on Far East, while still being carvable on the groomers...buy these if you can find em!

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                4.0

                Nice Skis

                By 

                from Terrace. BC

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Carving Ability
                • Great Flotation
                • Smooth Ride

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Downhill
                  • Moguls
                  • Powder

                  Comments about K2 obSETHed Skis 2011:

                  Skis are great in powder and in firm conditions.

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                  • No

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great ski for someone looking to upgrade

                  By 

                  from Seattle

                  About Me Expert

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Good Carving Ability
                  • Great Flotation
                  • Lightweight
                  • Smooth Ride

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Downhill
                    • Moguls
                    • Powder

                    Comments about K2 obSETHed Skis 2011:

                    Bought these on sale last summer, and they were my first pair of wider (>100 waist) skis. I was incredibly impressed with the ride, the ski is incredibly smooth with the right amount of flex. I was planning on using my old skis for days when i wasn't expecting soft snow, but ended up taking these out every day of the season, no matter the conditions. Plus the graphics are dope

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    WOAH

                    By 

                    from Winter Park, CO

                    About Me Advanced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Good Carving Ability
                    • Good Grip
                    • Great Flotation
                    • Pow Machines
                    • Sick
                    • Smooth Ride
                    • Sweet

                    Cons

                    • A Touch Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Powder
                    • Tree Assassins

                    Comments about K2 obSETHed Skis 2011:

                    Stay focused and let these skis do the work. You will find that these style of skis bring the animal out in you, no matter what the mountain conditions.. Great value for the money!!!

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                    5.0

                    Fantastic Skis

                    By 

                    from Crested Butte Colorado

                    About Me Expert

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Great Flotation
                    • Steep Narrow Chutes

                    Cons

                    • Nada

                    Best Uses

                    • Backcountry
                    • Downhill
                    • Moguls
                    • Powder
                    • Steep Shredding

                    Comments about K2 obSETHed Skis 2011:

                    Same Awesome Skis but at radically discounted price!!

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                    5.0

                    !!! holy smokes !!!

                    By 

                    from seattle

                    About Me Expert

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Carving Ability
                    • Great Flotation
                    • Smooth Ride

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Powder

                      Comments about K2 obSETHed Skis 2011:

                      awesome and beautiful! these are amazing skis.

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                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      Very versatile powder ski.

                      By 

                      from Reno, NV

                      About Me Expert

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Floaty
                      • Great Flotation
                      • Poppy
                      • Ready For Air
                      • Smooth Ride

                      Cons

                      • Lackluster Edge Hold

                      Best Uses

                      • Downhill
                      • Powder
                      • Skied Out Powder
                      • Soft Snow In General

                      Comments about K2 obSETHed Skis 2011:

                      The K2 Obsetheds are the best and most versatile powder ski I've ever skied and I've skied a few others. The 189 length is a lot of ski but with the twin tip rocker and sidecut they are very easy to manage through tracked out powder and even moguls although they're best used in deep, untracked powder. I've even become proficient on firm groomers with them due to their small amount of camber underfoot although they're not ideal for firm conditions or groomed runs. You have to adapt to the fact that they will slide out on you if turned abruptly enough on firm or groomed. Once you learn how to adapt to their small amount of camber on firm conditions and plan turns accordingly, they're fine. All in all, great pow ski.

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                      5.0

                      best skis I have ever owned

                      By 

                      from Boulder, CO.

                      About Me Expert

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Good Carving Ability
                      • Good Grip
                      • Great Flotation
                      • Smooth Ride

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Downhill
                        • Powder

                        Comments about K2 obSETHed Skis 2011:

                        I just bought these several weeks ago and was on them the day after my binding were mounted. I decided to break them in at Loveland and man was I impressed. The second I got on them, the sidecut was noticable, took no effort to turn, snappy on the groomers, and soo much fun in the powder. The camber made cutting through Pow and Crud a breeze, so much so I was laughing and smiling all day while skiing alone. On the steeps they definately wanna take off, super confident in these, no drawbacks, now my go to One Quiver Ski!

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Great ski for powdered and crud.

                        By 

                        from Stevens pass

                        About Me Expert

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Great Flotation
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Powder

                          Comments about K2 obSETHed Skis 2011:

                          Very stable ski. Turns well in the cruc.

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                          5.0

                          amazing ski all around

                          By 

                          from East Coast USA

                          About Me Expert

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Good Carving Ability
                          • Good Grip
                          • Great Flotation
                          • Scratch Resistant

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Downhill
                          • Moguls
                          • Powder

                          Comments about K2 obSETHed Skis 2011:

                          so far I've ridden this ski a little bit on the east coast and recently in Whistler BC. Have yet to ride it in really deep powder, but from what i have ridden it is a great all around ski. Its a super stable ski while going through chopped up snow and it pretty much plows through everything. it even does pretty well on groomers too but you can feel a little chatter from the early rise. At first I thought a 189 ski would be too long and would be hard to maneuver but its actually pretty easy and quick. I can take it through tight trees and through moguls no problem. BTW im 6' 170lbs

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                          5.0

                          2011 obSETHed design is still the best !

                          By 

                          from In the trees somewhere in Routt County..

                          About Me Expert

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                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Good Carving Ability
                          • Good Grip
                          • Great Flotation
                          • Lightweight
                          • Mini-toon
                          • Powder Rocker
                          • Rocker Tail
                          • Smooth Ride

                          Cons

                          • Changed Design For 2012

                          Best Uses

                          • Anytime But Ice Bumps
                          • Downhill
                          • Moguls
                          • Park
                          • Pillows
                          • Pow
                          • Powder
                          • Really Tight Trees
                          • Tighter Trees
                          • Trees

                          Comments about K2 obSETHed Skis 2011:

                          One ski quiver with classic tip/tail rocker - it is a go-anywhere, anytime ski. So fun....

                          Stocked up on this extra set for the timeless design and performance...... when I'm not on my Shane Toons....

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                          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Look good in my living room.

                          By 

                          from N Idaho

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Scratch Resistant

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Powder

                            Comments about K2 obSETHed Skis 2011:

                            Great boards for display. I've heard good thing but haven't mounted them yet. They haven't scratched, broken, or de-lammed. They don't collect much dust...

                            I'm a loyal K2 rider, just haven't rode them yet.

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                            4.0

                            Pow Slayers

                            By 

                            from Seattle

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                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Great Flotation
                            • Smooth Ride

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Downhill
                              • Powder

                              Comments about K2 obSETHed Skis 2011:

                              Great pow stix. Ride well in crud too.

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                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              these rock!!!

                              By 

                              from mentone beach ca.

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                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • NONE

                              Best Uses

                              • Slaying The Entire Mtn

                              Comments about K2 obSETHed Skis 2011:

                              thank you seth

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                              4.0

                              Great pow/ off trail ski

                              By 

                              from Orange County, CA

                              About Me Advanced

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                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about K2 obSETHed Skis 2011:

                                    Coming from 182 4FRNT MSPs and looking for a more fun ride in soft snow, but still able to ride the whole mountain. Have had these in 179 out at Mammoth over a handful of days in all conditions and they do just what I want. HUGE difference in pow and soft snow, with a less noticable drop in groomer and hardpack stability, primarily due to the tip rocker. I'm happy to use them as a one ski quiver. They're surfy and playful when I want, but also stable in pow and variable snow.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Best way to boost shredding awesomeness!

                                    By 

                                    from Colorado Springs, CO

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                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Great Flotation
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Smooth Ride

                                    Cons

                                    • Poor Grip

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Downhill
                                    • Powder

                                    Comments about K2 obSETHed Skis 2011:

                                    These are awesome skis on any snow! They absolutly rip (fly) on groomers. As these are BC skis, dont expect them to perform like racers, or all mountain skis on groomed runs... but who wants to ski those anyway. In deep snow, and backcountry these perform to the max. They are light, they float on any deep snow, power through crud, and are awesome in the air.

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                                    5.0

                                    Obsethed

                                    By 

                                    from Seattle, WA

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                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Good Carving Ability
                                    • Good Grip
                                    • Great Flotation
                                    • Smooth Ride

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Downhill
                                      • Powder

                                      Comments about K2 obSETHed Skis 2011:

                                      I use this ski for everything and love it. Camber underfoot and rockered tip and tail - floats in powder and skims over chop, can hold an edge on hardpack and is really fun to rally down groomers. I use this ski with dynafits and couldn't be happier with its performance in every backcountry condition I've encountered from deep powder to ice and crust to summer corn. Great ski.

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                                      5.0

                                      Beyond satisfied!!!!!!!

                                      By 

                                      from Breck, CO

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                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Good Carving Ability
                                      • Great Flotation
                                      • Lightning Fast
                                      • Scratch Resistant
                                      • Smooth Ride
                                      • Very Responsive

                                      Cons

                                      • Only Have One Pair

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Downhill
                                      • Moguls
                                      • Powder
                                      • Steep And Deep
                                      • Tight trees
                                      • Touring

                                      Comments about K2 obSETHed Skis 2011:

                                      This plank set is litterally my new daily driver. i have 85 days this season so far, living in summit county colorado. Have had these things everywhere between steamboat springs and wolf creek and i have to say they are INCREDIBLE, and not only in the deep stuff!!!

                                      While they do slay the pow very well they are also fast on groomers and the tip chatter is nothing to worry about.

                                      Very comfortable on chop and crud, along with being at home in 36" of champagne powder.

                                      GOOD JOB!!!!!!!!

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                                      5.0

                                      Best skis that I own.

                                      By 

                                      from Walnut Creek, CA

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                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Good Carving Ability
                                      • Great Flotation
                                      • Smooth Ride
                                      • Track Well

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • ALL MOUNTAIN
                                        • CRUD
                                        • Groomers
                                        • Powder
                                        • Sierra Cement

                                        Comments about K2 obSETHed Skis 2011:

                                        I ski at Kirkwood most often and wanted a pair of skis that floated well enough to keep up with my boarding buddies in the deep snow. I have 3 other pairs of skis in the quiver for packed snow condidions and all mountain use. I went up on a deep snow day earlier this season that had been chopped up a bit, softened and re-froze. These skis cut through the crud amazingly well with my weight pretty much over my feet. They also held a turn beautifully on the groomers. I thought I was buying just a powder ski and ended up getting a very versatile all mountain ski.

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                                        5.0

                                        Great ski

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                                        from Anchorage, Alaska

                                        About Me Advanced

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Great Flotation
                                        • Smooth Ride

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Downhill
                                          • Powder

                                          Comments about K2 obSETHed Skis 2011:

                                          I am a very experienced resort skier, but brand new to the backcountry aspect. I have never owned a pair of powder boards before these. I can say that I am extremely happy with these skis. I have skied a couple others this year, and thus far I must say that I really enjoy these ones. I have been out on them three times-and again tomorrow- and I just can't get enough. Other skis that I have demo'd just had that "not quite right" feeling to them. The obsetheds seem to have consistent response through changing snowpack conditions in the backcountry, although I have not tried them at the resort (resort lost its appeal- backcountry is way better). I am 5'10" @ 240 and I went with the 179cm which seems to provide plenty of floatation. I also learned that the new 2013 sideseth pre-cut climbing skins in the 181 do fit my 179's. overall, I couldn't be happier.

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                                          • No
                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Obsethed with evo!

                                          By 

                                          from Donner Summit

                                          About Me Advanced

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Great Flotation
                                          • Smooth Ride

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Powder

                                            Comments about K2 obSETHed Skis 2011:

                                            My favorite skis!

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • Yes

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