K2 SideStash


All mountain
Level: Advanced
Brand: K2
Modelyear: 2013

Manufacturers description
Weight: 2170 gram

Length (cm) Tip/Waist/Tail (mm) Weight (g) Radius (m)
167 - - -
174 - - -
181 139/108/127 2170 25.00
188 - - -
(Official information from K2)


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AndreasM
08/04/2013
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Strenghts:
Going well in snowy snow
Stable at high speed
A little longer radius, which makes them fit well for long turns at high speed
Works really well even in the piste
The finished studs work fine and it is easy to use built-in brackets

Weaknesses:
Ice grips, cuts easily and are hard to squeeze. Iaf compared to narrower slopes
A little tough to disassemble the rods on the mountain, basically requires a screwdriver
Gets light snow on the top of the skis, probably because they are black and warm

Summary:
Really satisfied with the ski. Have not taken other skis in the class but these are my first few wider skis
Went a little between these and Hardside, but I'm happy that I chose Sidestash, because the piste properties are good enough. Just regret that I did not buy even wider skis for even better offpiste properties.
Is definitely a pair of good all-round skis with some walking skills

Riding style: Push if there is, otherwise fast pistachio
Length on the ski: 188 cm
Riders weight: 78 kg
Riders length: 193 cm

millgard
06/03/2013 (Modified: 06/03/2013)
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Strenghts:
Combination of stability, lightness and forgiving attitude to the ground. Works both in the pistons of long cutting turn, wristwatch and little play. Light relative to size and twisting stiffness. Very nice in the powder, no matter where you stand on the ski. Adequate flexibility to keep pace even in flat areas with loose snow, enough stiffness and ice grip to have fun with Narvik's ice-cream piste. The bounty is also welcome at the turn of the tour. Good feeling with tail grip. At least very easy-going and fun skiing in all circumstances.

Weaknesses:
At high speeds on ice-capped substrates, they can start bouncing and then it's limestone. The coat is not very durable unfortunately, especially not in comparison with my Volants. Even small stones give scratches and even the steel edges seem to be in the simplest team. I consume weight saving. The impact factor is also limited if you like such ...

Summary:
I thought they would be worse in the pist than they are, as well as they perform in a hurry, noisy half-free offpiste. Just to relax and go. Wake up and fun, probably thanks to the rocker. With Mark F12 a tour package that works just about everywhere. After three season's rides, I'm extremely pleased with everything but possibly the thickness and durability of the coat.
I think they are easy to get around with even where they are crowded, they are easy and willing to change course without being unstable at higher rates. A superallround ski that I think is good today (2013).

Model year: 2010
Riding style: pillows, piste, packed, harvested, forest
Length on the ski: 188 cm
Riders weight: 94 kg
Riders length: 189 cm

Björn
Björn (Guest)
23/01/2013
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Strenghts:
Fun! really fun everywhere!
Blötsnö, hard pist, forest of course lice.
Have just found little puckles yet, but there I get along with worse problems
I felt a great deal of confidence in the ski from the first day. Surprisingly fast, smooth and stable.
Invite to fast offensive rides, small turns or to swim in turns

Weaknesses:
The coat gets scratches when the lacquer proved to be a rocky high
What could possibly happen to me in fast offensive rides
Yes ok, it's been a hard punch hard swing once. With the weight!
My fitness. Want more!

Summary:
FAstastic skiing. Rekomenderas

Model year: 2011
Riding style: Every ride in the grove is a lost ride.
Length on the ski: 181 cm
Riders weight: 90 kg
Riders length: 182 cm

Lundblom
25/12/2012 (Modified: 06/02/2013)
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Strenghts:
Really good allround skiing. Works very well in all kinds of offpiste and also very good at piste. I do not agree with Mountain_Man how it behaves in piste, I think it is very stable and has very good grip even on tougher snow.

Weaknesses:
If you compare with a narrower slice, you have to have quite a lot of speed if you have to lie and carve because otherwise you'll feel the edge when they're going to edge. In pist, I also think it's more fun with a little shorter radius. The biggest disadvantage in terms of durability is that the steel edges are very thin.

Summary:
Very good skiing that works well most of the time.

Model year: 2011
Riding style: Going with good technique. Prefer offpiste if it is good otherwise pist.
Length on the ski: 181 cm
Riders weight: 73 kg
Riders length: 170 cm

A-Pow
02/01/2012
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Strenghts:
- Surprisingly good in the fiery and hard pist compared to my gamma Seth, -right witty from edge to edge.
-Load to be K2
-Really stable ski that can handle high traffic
-So badnesses
-Two wide enough to float well in the lice

Weaknesses:
-He needs high speed to get some of the ski.
the lack of twin tips.
- sometimes experienced as trace sensitive

Summary:
The skid gives me an impression of safety if you dare to press and lie on the ice slopes. and the new tipping rocker for this year helps to get in smoothly in the turns and also totally crash through all the old fields and other unevenities that can be found.

A ski that likes speed and that can take anywhere on the mountain. I will use these as Sweden to ski, ie everywhere and I'm completely convinced that this is the ski that will do the job, from deep pudding and windpower to Easter.

If you want a ski that you can use everywhere and who is not afraid of speed and strong skiers, you may have found it right.

Model year: 2012
Riding style: Powder
Length on the ski: 188 cm
Riders weight: 85 kg
Riders length: 195 cm

Martin
Martin (Guest)
02/05/2011
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Strenghts:
A ski that is very comprehensive, it feels like. Pretty complete in terms of large areas, forests, etc., much sense of sense when it's a bit softer before and they swing extremely easily. The more you go on in the soft before the more beautiful they are. Nor has it ever been rockered, and it's amazing how easy it is to turn around and the nose does not pop.

Weaknesses:
Making hopping wings in a corridor is not the easiest thing with these, they are sluggish to get around. As well, when it's so bad, it's a bit hard, they can feel a bit fluttery (compared to my previous Pro Rider - kill them all). A little thin coat underneath, but then it will be when it's going to be easy. And then the steel edges are probably not the hardest either. Were down in La Grave v8-9 ,,, there were many sidestashers there .... who was eating ...

Summary:
One of the nicest offpiste skiing I've experienced and which I'll be left for many years. A good all-round offpiste skiing. Nobody has gotten on the slope in Sälen ,,, but K2 probably did not think either when they made it.
Have previously traveled with Gotama, Mantra, Pro Rider .... as a comparison / reference to above.

Model year: 2010
Riding style: Pillows, raised, windpacked
Length on the ski: 188 cm
Riders weight: 86 kg
Riders length: 183 cm

Tord Holmberg
Tord Holmberg (Guest)
06/03/2011
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Strenghts:
Easy-welded Fine Control Unbelievable price stability Gets to edge to Kant

Weaknesses:
Do not know but as usual, it's not possible to get everything in a package, tough with a rally crusher on asphalt etc ..

Summary:
Have a total of over 2000 ski days on the nest and everything and Sidestash are clear among the better on the big mountain I have gone on. Bought my last year has gone for them about 35 days and I do not think about changing anything else.

Model year: 2010
Length on the ski: 181 cm
Riders weight: 75 kg
Riders length: 173 cm

Revolutionrock1
04/01/2011
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Strenghts:
Fits varied riding, fun, also works well in the piste

Weaknesses:
Belag and steel edges are sensitive to foreign objects

Summary:
Very affordable ski!
Works in most places on the mountain :)

Model year: 2010
Riding style: powder
Length on the ski: 174 cm
Riders weight: 55 kg
Riders length: 171 cm

Mountain_Man
23/11/2010 (Modified: 30/03/2011)
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Strenghts:
Modern construction with tip rods that provide good lifting and flowing in all types of laces. Works well in classical pumping shortcuts as well as in large sweeping turns. Big "sweetspot" that makes the ski forgiven without it feeling "mesig" for that matter. Excellent even in the piste as long as the surface is not hard and ice-cold, goes well both on the cutting and in the wire, "the tip" swallows the most in its way which makes the skid a precious weapon in the harvested offpiste. Can withstand speed and a heavy rider as long as the surface is not too hard. An excellent ski for adventure outside the piste where you can meet the most mixed conditions!

Weaknesses:
Less subdued than a more pistinated ski which makes Sidestash somewhat worried in sharp pits. Experienced as the front of the skate does not really depend on when it begins to go fast (in hard pist)! A smaller tendency to "wide-scale" but it is manageable.

Summary:
K2 Sidestash is an excellent all-round ski slope for those who prioritize flow in the offpiste in front of ice grip and accuracy in piste. Can drive both with a cord and a cutting edge, making it an excellent ski as the first fat offpiste skiing. Feels really stiff when you shuffle the skid, but the impression of snow is something completely different, where it is felt as lightweight (albeit somewhat sluggish in tougher piste) and forgiving. Probably largely thanks to the moderate tip rockern, which both lifts the skid in the razor and makes it easy for the piste.

The skid's relatively "large" cutting radius means that it must be run large on hard surfaces so as not to wrap. With sharp edges (I drive with 88 / 0.5) it's really good at the grand slope.

Compared to K2 Hardside, Sidestash is a much better off-piste skiing at all points, better flow and more manageable in demanding situations. In the slope, however, Hardside is superior and can be pressed in soft and rocky conditions. In summary, Hardside and Sidestash are perceived as completely different skis, and it is far more than the width that separates them.

The sidestash can be perceived as easily careless as compared to some special constructions, but it gives you the advantage that it is you who control the ski and not the other way around. A ski that's not the best at all but a sure choice for you who do not know what you're up for snow on the other side ...

I run Sidestash as Alpine Tour Skiing, focusing on the off-piste in mixed relationship (would love to just drive a sneeze but ...). Mounted with Dynafit FT12, it becomes a relatively easy package, recommended!

Model year: 2011
Riding style: Unskilled, safe with focus on offpiste.
Length on the ski: 188 cm
Riders weight: 94 kg
Riders length: 186 cm

fefe
04/05/2010
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Strenghts:
I think they are easy, legally twisted stiff, very well attached nurseries with the sides of the stumps

Weaknesses:
coated, thin, steel edges are susceptible to bumps

Summary:
bought the 2011 model, quite easily maneuvered like the places to the stumps, the hides became icy so the only thing that kept them left was the way behind. bought original k2 finishing shoes very good things, the skis tolerate litte when contact with others before goal, k2 factory ski's steel edges to belag it should be. The quality of the ski draws down the hell's rating

Model year: 2010
Riding style: all eaters
Length on the ski: 188 cm
Riders weight: 81 kg
Riders length: 183 cm