K2 Shreditor 120 (2014)
The new Shreditor 120 is built for newschool big-mountain powder freeriding with a surfy, playful performance and twin tips for powder jibbing. It's the pro model of K2 athlete Sean Pittit (and still carries the "Pettitor" nickname). It's a metal-free wood-core (fir/aspen) construction. K2's TwinTech sidewalls are beveled inward at the top to protect them from damage caused by the other ski's edge. With its Bi-Directional Taper shape, the tip is only slightly wider than the tail, so its effective sidecut radius isn't drastically different going backward than it is going forward. 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 tip is tapered so it's loose and smeary in deep snow, with reduced swing weight. K2 splits its six-model Freeride collection into two groups: Directional (the new Annex models) and Bi-Directional (the new Shreditor models). The Shreditor models are intended to be more playful and jib-inspired. They range in width from 102 mm up to 120 mm. All Shreditor models are torsion-box constructions. (The core is sheathed in a "triaxially braided" sock of fiberglass, with tri-directional fibers aligned for optimal lateral, longitudinal and torsional rigidity.) All Freeride series models come equipped with tip and tail grommets that accept K2 climbing skins for backcountry touring.
|Lengths||169, 179, 189|