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K2 SideStash Skis 2012

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Product Info

Do you spend the morning enjoying your favorite inbound stashes and the afternoon heading out the backcountry gates to get the week-old pow? K2 has the weapon of choice for you with the K2 Sidestash Skis + FFG 12 Demo Bindings. All-Terrain Rocker,™ with a new longer rise, provides this ski with more flotation and predictability for wide open slopes and nimbleness so you can charge tighter chutes. With the metal laminate the K2 Sidestash Skis + FFG 12 Demo Bindings have a powerful construction that is smooth, damp, and stable for tackling crud, ice, and chunder of all sorts. There is nowhere this ski does not feel confident.

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, Big Mountain, Powder 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) 139 139 139 139
Waist Width (mm) 108 108 108 108
Tail Width (mm) 127 127 127 127
Turning Radius (m)     25  

Reviews

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K2 SideStash Skis 2012
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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    (4)

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    (3)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great flotation (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Powder skiing (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Fast, Stable and Light

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from Stevens Pass

Verified Reviewer

Comments about K2 SideStash Skis 2012:

Fast, stable and light. Rocker kept you up over the powder and KILLED it on wet, variable snow, even going fast. Held a real solid line doing big turns down groomers with minimal chatter. In tighter chutes and trees where the Obsethed would spin on a dime the SideStash was light enough and solid enough to do jump turns for days. Also nice and poppy.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The SideStash Rocks

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from Stevens Pass

Verified Reviewer

Comments about K2 SideStash Skis 2012:

Today's conditions: 6" of heavy crud. The SideStash just tore it up. Very powerful yet nimble. Couldn't want anything more from a ski. Ideal for the PNW sidecountry.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Super Stable Ski

By 

from Stevens Pass

Comments about K2 SideStash Skis 2012:

Super stable ski. The tip rocker is more than enough to blast through the crud but doesn't feel noodley. Tail makes for stable turns and a predictable ride. They are easy to put on edge and rail. Perfect all around ski.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

This ski rips!

By 

from North Vancouver

About Me Expert

Pros

  • Good Carving Ability
  • Good Grip
  • Great Flotation
  • Great in heavycrud snow
  • Great on steeps

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Crud-mixed snow condition
    • Powder Skiing
    • Steeps

    Comments about K2 SideStash Skis 2012:

    Took 181cm demo on Whistler Heli day and did 35,000+ verticle on partially consolidated snow (8-12" soft on firm base). Great combination of extremely lively camber and front rocker that was outstanding on steeps and handled heavier/crust snow very smoothly. Stomp on the tails at the end of a turn and you will be airborn into the next. Just enough rocker to make them really smooth and easy to initiate turns regardless of snow conditions. We took a few very steep (approaching 50 degrees) pitches and these were the best skis I have ever had for steeps; smooth into the turn and tons of 'pop' out of the turns. I literally went directly to the ski store and purchased a pair with touring bindings when I got down.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Good in the powder

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    from Bend,Or

    About Me Expert

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Great Flotation
    • Lightweight
    • Smooth Ride

    Cons

    • Not Solid On Groomers

    Best Uses

    • Downhill
    • Moguls
    • Powder Skiing

    Comments about K2 SideStash Skis 2012:

    I use for touring, and powder skiing. Great control in the powder, but not great control on the groomers, the tips begin to vibrate at speed.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    PKO

    By 

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Grip
    • Great Flotation
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Powder Skiing

      Comments about K2 SideStash Skis 2012:

      Great Ski. Used 2011 model at Silverton. Cannot ask for more. Must own.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great in powder and crud

      By 

      from Lake Tahoe, CA

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Great Flotation
      • Smooth Ride

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Powder Skiing

        Comments about K2 SideStash Skis 2012:

        I bought this ski for myself and liked it so much I bought a pair for my husband as a gift. It is great in the powder, but I am using it as my everyday ski as well. It tends to ski a little long (I went one length down).

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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