Waist width is how wide skis are underfoot - directly under the binding at their narrowest point.
Playful skis are easy to maneuver, and are generally more flexible and forgiving. They excel in trees, bumps, and on side hits. For some skiers, they may leave something to be desired when making big fast turns.
These skis bridge the gap between playful and directional. They have enough backbone to carve at speed yet can make short quick turns when needed.
Directional skis are confidence inspiring at speed, especially when carving bigger turns. They excel at hard snow carving and big mountain ripping. For some skiers, they may leave somethign to be desired when making short quick turns.
A demo ski is a used ski that comes with a mounted binding that can be adjusted to any boot size. Demo skis typically come from demo fleets or programs, whether on the mountain, in a mountain town shop, or from the manufacturer.
A new ski is brand new and has never been on snow. New skis can come either with or without bindings. If a ski is referred to as "flat" it means the ski does not come with bindings.
Some skis are paired with bindings while others are not. If a ski does not come with bindings, they must be purchased separately, as bindings are required to use a ski. We have a large selection of bindings available. When you select a ski you will see compatible bindings.
If a ski is referred to as "flat" it means the ski does not come with bindings.
K2 is based in Seattle, Washington and produces some of the most popular skis in the world. The men's Apache series has evolved into the Amp Rictor series, and corresponding women's Luv series is now the Super series, known for performing well under a variety of conditions with a lively yet predictable feel. A note that will help many: K2 skis tend to run long compared to other brands, so expect a K2 ski labeled 177cm to measure closer to 180cm. K2 was established on Vashon Island, Washington in 1961 by the Kirschner brothers. The company gained prominence when American ski racers Phil and Steve Mahre won World Cups, World Championships, and Olympic medals on the skis.