K2 SuperStitious (2014)
We’ve been saying for ages that K2 skis have “huge sweet spots.” We’re getting at the concept of forgiveness, of being able to recover easily from lapses in balance and body position without getting punished by the ski. The SuperStitious proudly carries on this trademark quality of its brand. Fun off-trail or on, it’s always easy to maneuver. Roll it on edge, feel the secure grip underfoot, and you’ll be ready for runs with lots of mixed terrain.
At 84 mm, the returning SuperStitious is the widest (and thus most expensive) model in the Supermodels series of frontside-oriented women's all-mountain system skis. It's designed for an expert woman who intends to spend most of her time off trail and/or in soft snow. Like the men's Rictor, it bridges the gap in K2's line between narrower, trail-oriented skis (the Super series) and fatter, soft-snow skis (Freeride series). It's a metal-reinforced, wood-core, women's-specific K2 Bioflex3 construction, with aspen underfoot (80 percent) for strength and responsiveness and paulownia (20 percent) tip and tail for softer flex and reduced swing weight. In women's skis, K2 uses thinner metal laminates than it the ones used in men's skis to reduce weight and soften flex. HybriTech Sidewall construction combines a sturdy vertical sidewall underfoot for edge grip, lightweight cap fore and aft for supple flex. It's now available flat, but also still sold as a system with an integrated 11-DIN Marker/K2 ERC binding. K2's All-Terrain Rocker combines 70 percent camber with 30 percent tip/shovel rocker to smooth the ride, enhance forgiveness and improve soft-snow flotation. Mod Technology features an independently acting secondary core, raised above the deck, to focus power transmission where needed and reduce vibrations for better edge grip and high-speed calm. The pink ribbon on the base signifies K2's support (at least $50,000 annually) for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
|Level||Advanced, Expert, Hi-Expert|
|Lengths||146, 153, 160, 167|
|Rating: Stability at Speed||2.82 / 5|
|Rating: Maneuverability||3.56 / 5|
|Rating: Hard Snow Grip||3.37 / 5|
|Rating: Crud Performance||2.20 / 5|
|Rating: Forgiveness||3.43 / 5|
|Rating: Energy/Liveliness||3.48 / 5|
|Rating: Versatility||3.38 / 5|
|Rating: Overall||3.21 / 5|