K2 Press (2013)
The updated Press remains the ultimate youth-ski value of the K2 collection. Buyers can expect to find it priced under $500, with binding, in aggressive shops. It's part of the Factory Team series of athlete-inspired, youth-driven twintips. K2 builds it with a traditional taper shape (wider tip than tail) for all-mountain versatility, but sees it spending the majority of its time in the park. It's a metal-free wood-core (aspen) construction with a park-specific flex pattern (soft tip and tail, stiff underfoot). K2's Jib Rocker combines symmetrical rocker tip and tail with zero camber underfoot for easy spinning from forward to switch and back. Tip and tail hardware is removable, and the holes readily accept trim-to-fit K2 skins for touring. As with all Factory Team skis, the edges are extra thick (3.5 mm) to withstand park/urban abuse and the base graphic is as cool as the topsheet.
|Level||Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert|
|Lengths||149, 159, 169, 179|