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The HardSide is an all-mountain men's ski from K2's Backside lineup.

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Pros

Wide underfoot is beneficial to rough, all-terrain applications - accounts for ice and debris

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Metal laminate greatly improves ski stability - enables precise turning and helps to maintain edge hold

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Tip/tail attachment holes enable quick rescue sled conversion - very helpful in case of injury

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Ultra-narrow design promotes speed and agility - wooden core is conducive to pop/lift

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Rocker tip promotes consistent flotation - minimizes slope inconsistencies and creates lift on powdered terrain

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Wooden core construction reduces durability - many users experience cracked edges

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The HardSide is an all-mountain men's ski from K2's Backside lineup.  The ski is the narrowest to feature Hybritech sidewalls for strong edge hold during turns at high speeds.  It has a 5/15 Rocker design with a turned up tip and tail for speed and agility on powder.  The HardSide has a wood core with Metal Laminate technology for high dampening and accuracy.  It also has a tip that is specially designed for stability on soft snow.  The ski is recommended for expert skiers on powder terrain.

Features/Specs
  • Skin Clip Arch
  • Powder Specific Tip Design
  • Wood Core
  • Tip & Tail Holes
  • Metal Laminate Technology
  • 14/13 Progressive Powder Sidecut
  • 5/15 Tip Rocker Design
  • Hybritech Sidewalls
  • Terrain: Soft Snow 70% Variable Snow 30%
  • Sizes:  174, 181, 188
  • Radius: 21m@174
  • Bindings: Flat

 

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