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K2 Boots - Pics and story
Thanks for the link. I've been looking for more info on this for months. Those toe dams definitely look like nordica/technica ones but the ankle/ instep looks a little smaller. Who knows
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
I sat through the official powerpoint on these boots. It's a overlap 4blk boot, from what I remember the nicer boots have tech binding compatibility, a 98 last, rubber soles, 130 flex. Ik my shop will have em next year as they ate priced really well.
"the best thing about skiing backwards is you can see where you've been." - W.M.
Going for 0 Karma, please help, fucktards.
Strong resemblance to the Technica line of AT boots
They look the part but has anyone used them as a demo or have a pair?
Stomping since '95
Afterbang is not a trick, it's a way of life
ON3P fo' life
sweet baby jesus i want the pinnacle freeride 110s
please fit my foot. My mountain carries K2 so hopefully they stock these next year
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Big moves by K2...
This caught my eye:
"the Integrated Tech Fittings embedded into the shell provide dramatic durability and accommodation for all modern DIN- alpine and Tech binding systems, without having to change the outsoles."
Cochise tech fitting soles still need to be swapped out for the regular ones depending on the binding as far as I know, will be interesting to compare the two.
O N 3 P
This is interesting because the ISO 5355 Alpine Norm doesn't allow this... Tech Inserts get caught on the rolling wheels of binding toe wings and TUV does not approve their use in ISO 5355. This is why you cannot use tech insert boots in Tracker/Guardian nor Marker Duke/Baron/Tour bindings, nor other alpine bindings for that matter. It will be interesting to see a response from K2 on this...
WE ARE SKIING.
This boot came into my shop in it's earlier stages, looks like they've ironed out a lot of things, stoked to see them though, when they came in it was in a silver briefcase and only two of my bosses saw it and got to play with it. /claim
"The beauty of nature is my religion" Jason Craig
They look pretty good, no "park boot" though, not that you need a park specific boot, but it would've been cool to see K2 bring something new to the table for park skiers, as so many people have problems with shin bang and whatnot. The freeride boot is probs really good, but I wouldn't want a walk mode
Try coming to the midwest, were rails are made of rust and tetinus, run ins are about as wide as my wrist, and the landings look like the first 15 minutes of Saving Private Ryan
K2 Skis (boots) and Full Tilt have the same parent company (K2 Sports) and FT is very well established in the park boot industry. Although they do have freeride/all mtn. boots, many people simply prefer an overlap in all mountain. K2 Sports probably doesn't want to induce another competitor on FT in the park aspect though.
If NS had an anus this thread would be pounding it.
Hello future me,
I had no expectations for you. So anything you have done is a plus for both of us. Good job!
Been said to death, but people get shin bang because their boots don't fit. Mostly because they buy whatever boot they think is the cool "park boot", and not the one that fit's their feet.
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