yeah, then go jump off something with the approach skis on your back and they'll crater the back of your head. been dizzy for three years due to approach skis partially through my skull just getting back to thinking straight since i got a split, well, sorta straight!
I realized how incompetent the K2 approach skis are Sunday evening.
With 12-18" of fresh snow I recruited a buddy for a quick run just up the road from the house. I broke trail to start, giving my buddy with the approach skis a break as he doesn't get out that much and there was no skin track due to the storm.
When his turn came to break trail on the last 1/4 of our climb, he was essentially post holing the K2's with each step, slowing us to a crawl. I took back over after he struggled for about 20 yards. So I came to a conclusion: K2 approach skis stink in the pow. Whats the point when you can split it?
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2005 8:41 am Posts: 29 Location: Colorado
I don't understand why anyone would get those skis w/a splitboard. The whole reason for the split is so you DON"T need to carry your board on your back. I agree w/bcrider, the dude just wants to get rid of his baggage and buy a split.