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.
Highlights from the 2019 K2 skis lineup:
In addition to a major boot redesign, K2 tweaks some of its go-to models on the ski side. The popular women's Luv series features women's-specific tech. Rather than just lightening up the ski, moving the mount point forward, and calling it a women's ski, K2 rolls out a camber profile built to match female profiles and skiing styles.
To give the skis more rebound without fiberglass, K2 also incorporates flax Shockshield into the series.
Metal Touring Skis
Does a metal touring ski sound just awful? Yeah, if it's heavy. But K2 rebuilt its best-selling Wayback/Talkback backcountry series by both adding titanal and lightening the skis up. K2 aims to have them climb like worthy touring skis and ski down ... Continue Reading