K2 Pon2oon (2013)
It's still difficult to overstate the impact the Pon2oon has had on contemporary powder skiing. Shane McConkey's brainchild changed the way experts like him skied powder, but also opened new doors to those who previously struggled to ski powder well. Today K2 makes stiffer rockered fatties for hard chargers, but the Pon2oon still defines the slashing, smearing style of attack (especially with a new stiffer tail), and it's still a breakthrough tool for powder newbies. Waist widths vary by length, from 128 mm (159 cm) to 134 mm (189 cm). It's an easy going wood-core (fir-aspen) cap construction with no metal laminates. K2's Powder Rocker combines 50 percent traditional camber (underfoot) with 50 percent pronounced rocker (tip and tail) for ultimate deep-powder surfiness and just enough hard-snow carvability to get you back to the lift. The Powder Tip is tapered so it's less easily deflected and swing weight is reduced. For those expecting to use it as a touring ski, trim-to-fit skins are sold separately, and the tip and tail have skin-ready attachment holes. It weighs in at 2400 grams (179 cm)ï¿½the heaviest ski in K2's Backside series. At 30 meters, it also has the longest sidecut radius of any K2 sk Available flat.
|Level||Intermediate, Advanced, Expert, Hi-Expert|
|Lengths||159, 169, 179, 189|