K2 SideKick

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Manufacturer's Description

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The K2 SideKick telemark/randonee skis boast 108mm waists for cruising through deep snow. But, just because they're big doesn't mean they're slow. The SideKicks are also quick to turn in the trees.

- REI

An awesome on- or off-piste ski, the K2 Sidekick Skis are great for both resort riding and backcountry exploration. Similar to her brother the SideStash, the SideKick's 108mm waist and drawn-back All-Terrain Rocker create an ideal mix of agility and flotation for effortless turns through untracked sidecountry trees. But its solid sidewall construction provides the power and stability necessary to straight-line past the hubby as you lay claim to first tracks under the chair. Claim your run. You know it was sick! Then thank your K2 Sidekick. All Terrain Rocker: All-Terrain Rocker features an elevated tip for variable and soft snow performance, as well as camber underfoot for power, energy, and edge-hold in firmer conditions. Simply put, All-Terrain Rocker offers versatility and ease in all snow conditions. Powder-Specific Tip Design: The widest point of a powder tip is 7cm back from the standard contact point. The design adds stability and predictability while skiing and is less likely to hook or grab in light crusts or variable conditions. Tip and Tail Holes: Holes in the tip and tail are not only the attachments points for K2 skins, but they also fit the functional needs of a backcountry skier including the ability to build a rescue sled or construct various ski anchors. The holes are equipped with removable plugs. Progressive Sidecut: Progressive sidecut is a combination of two different radii, or sidecuts, that enhance the versatility of wider-waist skis. Standard sidecut theory is based on using a single radius. This works well on narrower skis, but becomes overpowering on wider skis, especially in variable conditions. The use of progressive sidecut on wider-waist skis guarantees improved turn initiation and hard-snow performance. Bioflex Cores: All K2 women's skis use a combination of fir and spruce in a unique core known as BioFlex, a process where a dense fir core underfoot is fused with lightweight spruce at the tip and tail to reduce swing-weight. K2 developed three variations of the Bioflex core specifically tuned to a target performance: Bioflex 1; 60% fir and 40% Spruce; Swing weight reduction with added forgiveness; Bioflex 2; 70% fir and 30% Spruce; Reduced swing weight with added performance; Bioflex 3; 80% fir and 20% Spruce; Increased performance, strength, and durability. Compatible with Climbing Skins. Rocker: Easy initiation, versatility, agility. Camber: Control, edge hold, rebound. Sizes: 153, 160, 167, 174. Binding Options: No Binding. Performance: 70% Powder / 30% Variable. Radius: 21 m (size 167). Construction: Triaxial Braid, Hybritech Sidewall,. Aspen/Paulownia/Bamboo - Bioflex 3. Dimensions: 139 / 108 / 127 mm. Weight: 4.3 lbs or 1970 g (size 167)

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

The Sidekick from K2 is a powder-hound that poaches secret stashes in bounds and kills backcountry pow. Designed with a 108mm waist, this beauty has an All-Terrain shovel rocker and a powder tip that's 7cm back from the standard contact point, so you gain more flotation, stability, and predictability while being less likely to hook or grab. The metal-laminate construction delivers a smooth, damp, and stable ride as you destroy chopped-up terrain. Big is beautiful.

- Mountain Gear

The K2 Women's SideKick Ski lives to tour the backcountry and make effortless turns through untracked sidecountry trees. This backcountry slayer comes equipped with an All-Terrain Rocker profile, 108mm waist, and solid Hybritech sidewall construction so you're able to straight-line past your pals as you lay claim to first tracks under the chair or outside the gates. Plus, thanks to its lightweight core, you're not completely spent when you reach the peak.

- Backcountry.com