• K2 Nancy 2007

      • Review by *valkyrie* on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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        Overall

        I wouldn't buy them (or their newer self the missdemenor) again. While I sometimes wish I would have never bought them, I am glad that I found using them from time to time for jumps or just cruising can be enjoyable

        Performance

        When skiing on bumps it was flopping around, not responsive at all to what I was asking of it. Skiing on steep groomed runs always my these skis chatter around and feel shaky under foot, but on groomers that are not too steep they genarally are a good crusing ski.  In powder the were hard to turn, sluggish and boring. The only saving grace with these skis has been in the park - they have turned out to be my favorite skis to jump in the park with, I pop well in them and they feel stable under foot when landing.

        Design

        I think the top sheets are rather ugly, but that really doesn't matter.  Personally I am not a fan of the rivets that K2 puts on the tip and tail of their skis.   I may be the only person who experiences this problem, but in the powder if I do cross my tips with these skis they end up getting hung up on each other usually resulting in a fall and/or ejection.

        Value

        I got these for about $150 bucks.  My idea was that these were going to be my powder skis until I could afford some that I really wanted. The first day I rode them I wasn't too pleased with their overall performance, the first powder day I used them I was downright disappointed.  I really go back and forth between liking and really disliking these skis - every time I ride them it alters my opinion somewhat.  For some very specific instances I like riding the Nancys, I even go for them first, but most of the time I would rather not bother with them. Since I didn't pay that much for them, I would call them a value.  If I didn't find circumstances in which I liked to use them though, I would say I was ripped off.

        Fit

        I got these in a 179cm and with their 95mm waist they are my medium ski in my lineup.  I generally ride bigger skis, so I think the length is fine for me.  As long as I am not skiing anything too steep(see below), the length seems to help me go fast enough.

        Characteristics

        According to K2  "this women’s fat ski uses a BioFlex core technology that combines two types of wood for added stability under foot and lighter weight in the extremities which provides ease of turn initiation and reduced swing weight." Personally I think this skis flex pattern is way too soft.  The best way I can describe it is like skiing on a wet noodle.

        Durability

        So far they have held up fine over the past year, but I probably only ride the 15-20 days a season at best.

        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
        • Camber
          Cambered
          Rockered
        • Pop
          No Pop
          Poppy
        • Stability
          Jittery
          Stable
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    • Name:
    • Nancy
    • Manufacturer:
    • K2
    • Year:
    • 2007
    • Gender:
    • Male
    • At A Glance
    • Terrain
    • Park
      Pow
    • Design
    • Clean
      Busy
    • Durability
    • Fragile
      Durable
    • Weight
    • Light
      Heavy
    • Style
    • Uncool
      Cool
    • Flex
    • Soft
      Stiff
    • Camber
    • Cambered
      Rockered
    • Pop
    • No Pop
      Poppy
    • Stability
    • Jittery
      Stable
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