• K2 Hellbent 2011

      • Review by QuazBotch on Apr 17, 2015 @ 1:16 AM
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      • Review:

        Mentally easy but physically demanding to ski. Mine are mounted at +6.

        Bottomless slush is a blast on these. Hellbents come to life as soon as they come in contact with soft snow (slush, tracked out, pow, whatever). They monster truck over everything, and pivot on a dime. They have so much width and rocker than you don't have to think hard about balance and pressure control when turning and landing in soft snow. The surfy feeling in just a few inches of snow is amazing.

        They are fairly damp and not too springy. The playfulness comes from being easy to maneuver in places other skis aren't.

        The down side is that all that wood makes them heavy. Heavy to hike with, and heavy to spin. They grip hard snow like park skis with detuned edges. You can make them carve on groomers, but it might hurt your knees after a few days. The short effective edge means you have to pivot them further across the fall line than other skis to scrub speed in bumps which gets tiring. I've been using them as a 1-ski quiver for BC trips for 3 years now, and I'm ready to add something more versatile. They are definitely a powder-specific tool.

        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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      • Review by -SnowSnoli- on Sep 02, 2013 @ 5:59 PM
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      • Review:

        One of the ultimate pow slaying skis.

        I have had mine since the 10/11 season. Super durable landed on many rocks and left no core shots.

        Stable when tree skiing and for playful terrain

        at high speed they tend to hook when turning.

        Pros:
        Durable
        Fun

        Cons:
        Not good for high speed charging

        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
    • Product Information
    • Name:
    • Hellbent
    • Manufacturer:
    • K2
    • Year:
    • 2011
    • 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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