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Well your sister is a boarder, so I am not surprised....K2 snowboards are pretty good, but they don' t have a huge following.....As for the ski lineup they are good and it would be difficult to say that any large manufacturer makes skis that are significantly better (or worse for that matter). Line makes nice skis too, but it would be hard to argue that the quality was better post merge.
However, if you are saving to buy a high end ski from K2 may I suggest you check out offerings from On3p, Icelandic, Liberty, Moment.... You will not only be buying a high quality ski at a competitive price, but you will also be supporting small buisnesses in North America...everybody wins. Just sayin'