K2 Apache Xplorer

K2 Apache Xplorer
Category: Piste
Level: Advanced
Brand: K2
Modelyear: 2010
Measure (Tip/Waist/Tail): 128/84/112 mm Turning radius: 17.00 m (177 cm)
Sizes: 170,177,184 cm
Manufacturers description
The Xplorer made its debut in the Apache series last year and because of its versatility became an immediate success. Being the widest ski in the Apache line gives it an advantage in soft snow to help you track out the resort on those deep powder days but enough sidecut to lay down trenches across the corduroy on those groomer days as well. The broad range of versatility and high performance comes from a unique combination of an 84mm waist, metal laminate cap construction and generous 17/16 progressive sidecut that allows it to perform well on both soft and hard conditions.

(Official information from K2)


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pedro macadee
pedro macadee (Guest)
24/08/2010
Strenghts:
versatility, smoothness, build quality, fun, unflappability, predictable, fast, performance on both the groomers and in fresh powder up to about 10"s, tough... ease of turning different radius turns in multiple conditions

Weaknesses:
weight, graphics - that's about it!!!!

Summary:
Great pair of skis that gave me a great introduction to going much further of the beaten track. They perform just as well as the Recon but can do so much more. Still pretty nimble as long as you can control them. They are powerful skis that can perform when and where it matters... not for beginners. tip and tail are slightly softer flex than the recon but perform so much better on fresh snow because of it - and that includes on piste! They'll batter through any rough snow conditions and leave a smile on the face. only downside to this ski that i have found is towards the end of a long day when the weight begins make itself more apparent... oh, and the graphics - k2, sort the graphics out on these and your new amp series, they are ugly!

without doubt, the best skis i've owned!

Model year: 2009
Length on the ski: 177 cm
Riders weight: 90 kg