my recent thread "RIP Public Enemy" claiming that the PE is no longer alive and also discusses the 2009 k2 Extreme is somewhat falsified. After talking to my local shop manager who was gonna hook me up with next years Etremes before they were released to the public.. I learned some valuable info.
tHE k2 Extreme is ONLY a NEW name for the public enemy. Reason which i think is that the PE sales were down year to year and noone was enjoying them. Now the Extreme is completely different with the name they used in the past and a hip/retro new base and topsheet graphics. From what ive learned they are extremely vibrant colors ie. neons and brights and have the K2 logos spread about. if you know what the coombas look like. its like the coomba graphics cept with lots of k2 logos.
So for all of you PE lovers (not very many) you ski of choice lives with a new more steezin design and name.
Sales were down so the new PE is completely different! It is completely different because they slapped new graphics and bases on it! Totally new ski!! They shouldn't market it as a completely different ski if it is just an aesthetic tweak. Either way, I'm sure it is the perfect ski for someone but it is the same old PE.
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Exactly. The majority (just a guess based on the kids I c riding them now a days) of twin tips are now being bought by Gaper kids with parent who have deep pockets and its just the name with the marketing strategy that will attract their parents money.
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IT's a joke... It's just complimenting all of the neon color outerwear that is popular again... i absolutely love the fact that they are bring the old school back. If i had the money I would buy every ski off K2's factory line next year... i've heard about all of them and they sound absolutely SICK!!! trust me...
It seems to me the K2 fucked themselves by having a silencer and fujative as park skis that were much cheaper than the PEs. now I know that PE's are beefier but I look at all three as more entry level park skis and someone just starting would rather spend less on a fuji or silencer
PEs are in no way designed to be an entry level park ski - they are positioned more as an all mountain twin, Silencer is similar, but narrower and pricepoint and Fuji is a completely different ski altogether
yea pretty sure thats right, I think the silencer is using the same mould as the original pe and the newer gen pe is wider. I think the silencer is a bis softer than the current pe. and yeah pes aren't really park skis they're a solid all mountain twin. fuja is the park ski, but if rumours are true it'll be interesting to see what the next instalment of it looks
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That is the joke, but I guess you don't get it or you are too young to remember the legacy of the original extreme skiing movement and the corresponding K2 ski line. That term 'extreme' was soon adopted by the masses and bastardized on everything from soft drinks to tacos to sport utilities to Disney-run extreme games.
The only thing i dont like about my PE's is the p-tex top sheet. I hope they get rid of it.
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