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K2 obSETHed Skis 2012

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K2 obSETHed Skis 2012: Seth Morrison designed his ski to take on the steepest and deepest of lines with ultimate power and confidence. Even if you’re not sending 50-footers or shredding AK peaks, Seth’s confidence and cat-like balance are carried on to you with the K2 obSETHed Skis. With Powder Rocker™ in the tip and All-Terrain Rocker™ in the tail, the obSETHed floats like a HellBent on the deepest of days, while maintaining the control and agility to charge fast lines. Be it big-mountain, back-country descents, or your local hill, you’ll be blown away by the possibilities of this ski.

Product Details

Shape

Powder Rocker™ in the tip is designed 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. All-Terrain Rocker™ in the tail is designed for all snow conditions, featuring an elevated tail for variable and soft snow performance.

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: Big Mountain, 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
Size (cm) 169 179 189
Tip Width (mm) 146 146 146
Waist Width (mm) 117 117 117
Tail Width (mm) 134 134 134
Turning Radius (m)   23  

Reviews

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K2 obSETHed Skis 2012
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great flotation (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Make the MTN your biach.

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from Beast from the East

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Carving Ability
  • Good Grip
  • Great Flotation
  • Hard Charger
  • Smooth Ride
  • Soft and playful

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Dominating the MTN
  • Powder Skiing
  • Showing off

Comments about K2 obSETHed Skis 2012:

This ski can do it all. You could use it for a one ski quiver. Excels in soft snow but it still rips the groomers with no tip movement. This ski is very easy to ski also for being 117 at the waist, little work and it pays off big. If big mtn lines and hard charging are you thing than this is a must have.

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love the new Seth

By 

from Stevens Pass

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Comments about K2 obSETHed Skis 2012:

the last Seth I skied was good but it was when it was 108 or so in the waist and had a equal rocker tip and tail. The additional rocker in the tip makes this ski crush junk and crud. I can see why it has has so many positive reviews. The ski is a bit more directional now that it has different rocker profiles tip and tail but for someone looking for some new skis looking for a wider all mountain ski or possibly doesn't want a ridiculously wide powder ski you would be hard pressed to find a more fun and easier skiing ski. It does ski a bit short given the rocker profile so if you are in between sizes go for the longer. It's super maneuverable in the tight stuff but stable and damp when you open it up.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best ONE quiver ski

By 

from Seattle

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Pros

  • Good Carving Ability
  • Good Grip
  • Great Flotation
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • ALL MOUNTAIN
    • Powder

    Comments about K2 obSETHed Skis 2012:

    If you don't have a budget for a powder ski, groomer ski, or park ski, this is the ski for you. Skis crud amazingly well (helpful in the PNW) and floats powder effortlessly. Also does pretty well in the park. I absolutely love the fact I've been able to float pow and shred groomers hard all in the same day on this ski.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great All Around Ski

    By 

    from Seattle, WA

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Great Flotation

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about K2 obSETHed Skis 2012:

        This would be a great ski for someone that wants one ski that will work well in a wide variety of conditions. While not a super fat powder ski, it does well in the pow - as well as on the hardpack. The Seth was light and nimble enough to pick through tight trees but also stable when straight-lining at speed. If they're good enough for the legendary Seth Morrison, they're good enough for most of us :)

        I've long been a fan of K2 for their durability and I have no reason to believe that the 2012 Obsethed would be any different.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Obsethed for 2012

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        from Stevens Pass

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        Comments about K2 obSETHed Skis 2012:

        Awesome ski! Rode the 179, super playful in the trees & turned on a dime. Tip rocker keeps you above the snow and rips through the variable snow. Carved pretty well on the soft groomers that we had. A little chattery in the tips but that didn't seem to effect the stability underfoot. Felt comfy carving fast. I would give it a 4.5 instead of 5 because nobody's perfect.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        All mountain ski that loves the pow

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        from Arlington, MA

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        Pros

        • Great Flotation
        • Smooth Ride

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Powder Skiing

          Comments about K2 obSETHed Skis 2012:

          Great all-mountain ski. I just had a great time using them in Big Sky, MT. If steep and deep is what you seek out but you have to ski in-bounds this is the ski for you.

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