K2 ObSethed

K2 ObSethed
Category: All mountain
Level: Advanced
Brand: K2
Modelyear: 2012
Measure (Tip/Waist/Tail): 146/117/134 mm Turning radius: 23.00 m (179 cm)
Sizes: 169,179,189 cm
Manufacturers description
Seth designed a ski to handle the steepest and deepest terrain with power and confidence. The ObSETHed is built with a Powder Rocker tip for incredible floatation and and All-Terrain tail for a larger landing platform. Narrower and stiffer underfoot than the Hellbent, it is the ideal ski for fast lines and big mountain charging. Whether you’re scoping fun mini-golf lines, sending 50 footers, or shredding AK peaks, the ObSETHed is your ski.

(Official information from K2)


What do you think about K2 ObSethed?
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Travis
Travis (Guest)
19/10/2020
Strenghts:
Skiing deep snow at slow to moderate speeds!
This is a very surfy confidence inspiring ski. It is great for people who are beginning to ski deeper snow and bigger lines/cliffs etc. It’s floppy nature is also great for maneuvering in tight quarters. This ski will also take LOTS of abuse from rocks etc!! Truly a great ski to advance to the next level with!!

Weaknesses:
Skiing at high speeds or going uphill!!

This ski has no stiffness at all, so more demanding skiers will be truly disappointed when trying to rip in fresh pow. Higher speeds on hard pack are laughable as well, but that isn’t what these are about.
These are super beefy heavy ass sticks so touring with them takes lots of extra effort.

Summary:
Fun ski for developing intermediate backcountry/off piste pow skiers. Hard charging expert who skis deep snow and big lines at higher speeds?? Look at something like Faction CT 5.0 or Bentchettlers.

Model year: 2012
Riding style: Piste/Pow/Touring
Length on the ski: 189 cm
Riders weight: 66 kg
Riders length: 180 cm

KM
KM (Guest)
29/09/2009
Strenghts:
Easy to manuver off-pist no dipping in the front lets the skier be more agressive and charging

Weaknesses:
To soft for icy piste skiing (so what!)

Summary:
Awsome ski that I´m still learning how to make the best of after 3 months on it. But I have loved it from the beginning.

Model year: 2009
Riding style: Mostly of piste, hard charging former racer
Length on the ski: 189 cm
Riders weight: 85 kg
Riders length: 180 cm

Tomas
Tomas (Guest)
26/04/2012
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Strenghts:
Loose snow
Forest
Slask and spring snow
Short turns
Hump

Weaknesses:
Heavy loose nose in flat ridges - that's the skin too soft and you're on your ears
Pist - The ski is simply not made for skiing.
Long turns

Summary:
I have gone to Obsession 179 for about 10 days. Both fresh snow, spring snow, hard pist and wet snowflakes. I like them in the woods and burned off the piste. But I do not really like them in the piste (no type of piste) or when it gets heavier snowy and slippery. Because the skis are so soft they fall asleep when you go snowy, heavy snow and you fall inwardly. It does not work with a center of gravity just above the foot, but the only thing that helps is to go backwards. This problem might have disappeared by 189cm.

Burning and crowded is no problem. It is the home ground for these skis.

Model year: 2011
Length on the ski: 179 cm
Riders weight: 78 kg
Riders length: 174 cm

skanken
05/03/2012
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Strenghts:
Very allround.
Good flow in the powder.
Works well in the piste
Fast-swinging rocker,

Weaknesses:
A bit soggy in the piste at high speed, but it's suddenly unexpected. The ears heavy, but nothing is noticeable when you walk on it, but, for example, Armada JJ feels much easier. But I prefer Obsethen over JJ.

Summary:
Grymm ski! Cruel where it is needed! That's the outside piste. Great flow, fast-paced, does not feel like 179, though it's a little longer in reality, I would have bought a 189 if I'd break those I own today.

Model year: 2011
Riding style: Pillows, piste when I'm forced, about 15-20 days a year, have ski in 2 seasons, snowboarding in 15.
Length on the ski: 179 cm
Riders weight: 72 kg
Riders length: 176 cm

Tralla
05/02/2012
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Strenghts:
Great fun to go on. Sprinkles of joy. Want to swing all the time. Unbelievable in the sneeze. Witty, playful but still very stable for the ski type. Very lightweight. Obviously no DP + or XXL but quite adequate for most. Goes well in the woods too and even puckles work well (for the ski type). Even the pist works well if you have the right technique and the speed is not too high and the piste is icy.

Weaknesses:
A little flutter in the tip at high speed, but you have to live with the type of skid. This is considered with the playfulness and the joy of joy.

Summary:
The ski can be highly recommended for those who want a ski that is fun to ride on. I've sold my XXL 194 and DP + 194 and do not even take my old Legend Pro 194 to Chamonix this winter and only take me Obsethen.

Model year: 2011
Riding style: Old 1980's puck prack, three years in Squaw Valley 87-90, runs fast and playful in all terrain. 35-40 ski days per year nowadays.
Length on the ski: 189 cm
Riders weight: 83 kg
Riders length: 181 cm

Snowjunkie
29/03/2011 (Modified: 19/04/2012)
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Strenghts:
Awesome good flow in the sneeze
playful
Works well in piste
stylish

Weaknesses:
The nose flares at high speed

Summary:
Tried these nice pillow layers for two days with a nice sneezing in Bydalen. They belong in the off-piste, and dominate them. Driving in everything from wind spinning, cutting into deep snow, and the skis were clear. The slopes were perfect and it was a good idea to get a nice carving turn. But when it's ice-cream, they are probably no elevators. (But hopefully there's something else under your feet). The rocker is extreme, so I was a little skeptical about the pistons, but joyfully they were called. With such extreme rocks it is inevitable that they flutter in high traffic.

The ski is soft, but surprisingly stable in high pistes. Rid some forests and there were no problems, even though they are quite tall. Choose a little longer than usual, no problem. Can not understand that there are no more talk about these skis. Royal!

Update:
Have also driven with them for another 30 days and have dropped both K2 emblems behind (as expected.) Have enjoyed pillows in Val d'Isere and Chamonix and have also enjoyed a week of crowds, heavy snow and windpowered mountains in Serre Chevalier. And even if they are not in the crowd they are working, they have worked. Can burn on high runs and the skis really eat all kinds of snow. In tight woods they are also witty. Be sure to buy on the outlets now, because for the 12/13 season the model disappears. Unfortunately.

Model year: 2011
Riding style: Experienced, 25 days / season Pillows
Length on the ski: 189 cm
Riders weight: 84 kg
Riders length: 179 cm

Slogen
06/04/2010
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Strenghts:
Allround
Just move

Weaknesses:
Heavy. 189 weighs 2.7 kg .. no top trip right away
If it's really dry pads you might want a wider skid with more rocker

Summary:
If you only have a ski and you are looking outside the piste it may be fine. I have not used my pistons since I got obsession.

Model year: 2010
Riding style: 10% piste 90% offpiste
Length on the ski: 189 cm
Riders weight: 83 kg
Riders length: 187 cm

farbrorbauer
11/01/2010
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Strenghts:
Absolutely fantastic skiing on all surfaces!
In the piste it works perfectly at high speed to burn with. Can carva as well with this as I can with a slalom ski. Maybe not as fast turns but still so I can pat the back with my hand. It just applies to pushing properly.

When it comes to powder skating, this is really a fun skiing. Flows incredibly well even though I have it almost center mounted. easy-to-use and lively. The rocker makes it easy to float on the snow so you can control it properly wherever you want. Tested the skid both in feather light, waistcoat pads and sorbé glass. Under both conditions, it gave a very positive result.

Weaknesses:
It may be a bit soft for a heavier rider.
The top of the skid is also incredibly easy to scratch, with it's not the part of the ski you go on.

Should you, however, run in bottomless pillows, you will need a wider skid.

Summary:
Perfect skiing for those who want to have fun in and out of the piste, that is, a great good allround ski. Good to have if you just want a ski holiday and rock everywhere.

Highly recommend the ski.

Model year: 2010
Riding style: Ski-Powder
Length on the ski: 179 cm
Riders weight: 73 kg
Riders length: 183 cm