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K2 Shuksan Skis 2012

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The K2 Shuksan Skis are built for pre-dawn skins up their namesake peak, but with K2's trusty Mod construction and a metal laminate, these touring-oriented sticks won't give out on you halfway down the ridge. K2 designed the Shuksan for hut trips and ski mountaineering and employed technology from the rest of their line so that you will still enjoy the descent.

Product Details

Rocker Type

Traditional camber for improved edge grip

Flex

StiffTwo layers of metal and a stiff flex for uncompromising control

Sidecut

Progressive sidecut

Shape

Flat tail with skin notch

Laminates

2 layers of metal for a stiff, damp ride

Additional Features

Mod TechnologyThis high-performance suspension system absorbs vibrations and impact loads along the entire ski, providing increased edge hold, power, and control.

Binding Compatibility

Bindings not included

We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.

Specs

  • Terrain: Alpine Touring More 
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Rocker Type: Camber More 
  • Turning Radius: Medium More 
  • Tail Type: Flat More 
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Size (cm) 167 174 181
Tip Width (mm) 119 119 119
Waist Width (mm) 78 78 78
Tail Width (mm) 105 105 105
Turning Radius (m)   18  

Reviews

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K2 Shuksan Skis 2012
 
4.4

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (11)
  • Good grip (9)
  • Good carving ability (8)
  • Smooth ride (7)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

  • Poor flotation (4)

Best Uses

  • Telemarking (9)
  • Groomed terrain (6)
  • Downhill (3)
  • Moguls (3)
  • Powder skiing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Expert (6), Advanced (5), Professional (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Pretty darn fun

I will use this ski for my alpine touring adventures, since this is what it is designed for. Have only had the opportunity to ski it once so far, and in-bounds. Junk...Read complete review

I will use this ski for my alpine touring adventures, since this is what it is designed for. Have only had the opportunity to ski it once so far, and in-bounds. Junk was, per the regular ski folks, awful. I had a great time as the ski handled everything with relative ease. I tried to give it a good hard trench-cutting carve on the groom and no go. The ski went flopped out at tip and tail so then went straight. Mild to fairly hard carving is easily achieved. I look forward to giving these a go after a bit of a hike.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Inexpensive Ski Mountaineering

No longer made, relatively light weight touring ski. Narrow under foot with traditional camber for safety on steeper lines. Great deal if you can still find a pair.

No longer made, relatively light weight touring ski. Narrow under foot with traditional camber for safety on steeper lines. Great deal if you can still find a pair.

Reviewed by 15 customers

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5.0

Great ski

By 

from Northern Maine

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Great Flotation
  • Lightweight
  • Nice Slow Skiing
  • Scratch Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Powder Skiing
    • Telemarking

    Comments about K2 Shuksan Skis 2012:

    This is my fourth pair and still love them, I ski 150 + days each year in all conditions. About half in the back country. These skis do all that I want and more.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Love em and EVO

    By 

    from Colorado Springs, CO

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Telemarking

      Comments about K2 Shuksan Skis 2012:

      They are a great ski for back country and spring peak skiing. Lite wieght, durable and fairly responsive. They are not as fat as others these days, but for money - a great deal. And I got mine from the folks at EVO. EVO was awesome with customer service

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      Inexpensive Ski Mountaineering

      By 

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Expert

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Carving Ability
      • Good Grip
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Poor Flotation

      Best Uses

        Comments about K2 Shuksan Skis 2012:

        No longer made, relatively light weight touring ski. Narrow under foot with traditional camber for safety on steeper lines. Great deal if you can still find a pair.

         
        5.0

        Great Skis!!

        By 

        from New Hampshire

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Grip
        • Great Flotation
        • Lightweight
        • Scratch Resistant

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Groomed Terrain
          • Moguls
          • Powder Skiing
          • Telemarking

          Comments about K2 Shuksan Skis 2012:

          Great Tele ski, mounted them with some hammerheads, great in bumps and trees on the east coast, float well enough in fluff for a narrower ski. Very stable ripping big GS turns on hard pack too.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great stable ski!

          By 

          from Western NY

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Carving Ability
          • Good Grip
          • Lightweight
          • Smooth Ride

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Downhill
            • Telemarking

            Comments about K2 Shuksan Skis 2012:

            Used these in all Western NY conditions at my home area as well as Vail, Copper and Keystone Co.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Great ski. Very versatile

            By 

            from NW

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy turning
            • Great All Around
            • responsive

            Cons

            • K2 Should Offer Longer Cm

            Best Uses

              Comments about K2 Shuksan Skis 2012:

              Great value

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              awesome skis!!!

              By 

              from Arvada, CO

              About Me Expert

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Carving Ability
              • Good Grip
              • Lightweight
              • Lots Of Control
              • Sharp Turns
              • Smooth Ride

              Cons

              • Poor Flotation

              Best Uses

              • Backcountry skiing
              • Downhill
              • Groomed Terrain
              • Moguls
              • Ski Mountaineering
              • Touring

              Comments about K2 Shuksan Skis 2012:

              These are by far the best skis I've ever owned.. They are lightweight yet really aggressive. I love these skis!!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              K2 Shuksan 181

              By 

              from Northern Maine

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Carving Ability
              • Good Grip
              • Great Flotation
              • Lightweight
              • Scratch Resistant
              • Smooth Ride
              • Soft Touch Ski

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Back Country Skiing
              • Groomed Terrain
              • Powder Skiing
              • Telemarking

              Comments about K2 Shuksan Skis 2012:

              This is my fourth pair and each time they seem to get better for the back country. I also use them for inbounds ski instruction so they take a beating both on the bottoms from the back country and the tops from the little people skiing over them.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              k2 shuksans are great ski

              By 

              from Denver, CO

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Good Carving Ability
              • Good Grip
              • Hard Charging
              • Lightweight
              • Smooth Ride

              Cons

              • Poor Flotation

              Best Uses

              • Backcountry
              • Downhill
              • Groomed Terrain
              • Moguls

              Comments about K2 Shuksan Skis 2012:

              I mounted lightweight Fritschi AT bindings on these skis.. awesome setup. Super lightweight yet hard charging. I LOVE THESE SKIS.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Pretty darn fun

              By 

              from Central Washington

              About Me Expert

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Grip
              • Lightweight
              • Smooth Ride

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Off-piste

                Comments about K2 Shuksan Skis 2012:

                I will use this ski for my alpine touring adventures, since this is what it is designed for. Have only had the opportunity to ski it once so far, and in-bounds. Junk was, per the regular ski folks, awful. I had a great time as the ski handled everything with relative ease. I tried to give it a good hard trench-cutting carve on the groom and no go. The ski went flopped out at tip and tail so then went straight. Mild to fairly hard carving is easily achieved. I look forward to giving these a go after a bit of a hike.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                All Mountian Tool

                By 

                from Portland, Oregon

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Scratch Resistant
                • Smooth Ride

                Cons

                • Poor Flotation

                Best Uses

                • Telemarking

                Comments about K2 Shuksan Skis 2012:

                Used for longer backcountry tours. Best suited for skiers who can ski anything and do not want to lug fat skis around. Sort of old school.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                My go-to

                By 

                from Buffalo, NY

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Grip
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Telemarking

                  Comments about K2 Shuksan Skis 2012:

                  I'm new to telemarking so I'm not an expert on equipment, but I really like these skis. I got them for Eastern hardpack, and they're working out well. At 181 cm and traditional camber I didn't expect these to be especially nimble, but I find them quite nimble enough. I've used them for lift-serve and day tours, and they've become my go-to ski.

                   
                  4.0

                  Not Just For Ice

                  By 

                  from NE Oregon

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Good Carving Ability

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about K2 Shuksan Skis 2012:

                      A good quiver of one ski, even in today's "fat world"

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      K2 Shuksan Skis 2012 by K2

                      By 

                      from New England

                      About Me Expert

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Grip

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Groomed Terrain
                        • Telemarking

                        Comments about K2 Shuksan Skis 2012:

                        I wanted a ski that is specific for eastern machine made hard pack with a narrow waist that would hold, carve and handle cruising speed for telemark skiing. Light weight and stable. This is the one to add to the quiver.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        4.0

                        Solid crud buster

                        By 

                        from VT

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Carving Ability

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Groomed Terrain
                          • Telemarking

                          Comments about K2 Shuksan Skis 2012:

                          light enough to tour but sturdy enough for a day on the icy east coast groomers. very nice.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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