• K2 Public Enemy 2005

      • Review by LIL_WAT on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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      • Review:

        Overall

        These skis are great when bought at the right size and mounted sensibly. If you are more into off piste and pow than park or even spend equal time doing both, these are your skis. They are durable and reasonably priced.

        Performance

        These skis are SUPERB off trail. I actually wished they would sacrifice some of this all mtn capability for the park. In crud and ice they edge through with ease, in powder they float easily with the wide 118mm tip. On groomers they ski as well as carvers. These are far more capable at All Mtn. skiing than K2 makes out.

        Design

        The design was pretty cool at the time but is now starting to look out of date. Personally, I find this to be a cooler looking ski than the 07 version but not as good looing as the 08 version. Personal preference here

        Value

        Got these for $800 NZ with Marker 12 bindings. OK deal. Thats roughly $580 US in think.

        Fit

        They were heavy for their size, and this was made even worse by the fact that I bought them in 164(way too big for me at the time) as a beginner freestyle skier while regarding them as park skis. This made it incredibly difficult to learn 360s and so forth because of the enormous swing weight. Also mounting them at the recommended mounting point(-12) resulted in a huge imbalance in the weight before and after the binding. So if you are considering buying these skis and intend to use them in the park, buy them slightly smaller than you would anticipate and mount them forward of recommended.

        Characteristics

        Fairly Stiff. They are not that great for buttering.

        Durability

        They have held up extremely well. So far about 35 days on them and everything is going good except the topsheet which is chipping off on the edges. Edges and bases are fine and there is no delamination. They have also been put through endless sessions of backyard jibbing and are holding up well.

        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 eastchris on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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        Overall

        This ski is an 8 overall. It made a great east coast one ski quiver for someone who skis relitive amounts of park. Looks great and preforms well as a stable ski. The only thing holding it back are its lack of fun aspects like flex and playfulness. Great buy otherwise!

        Performance

        I loved these skis. For me they ripped as a one quiver ski for the east. And even with enough to handle some PNW skiing as well. I loved the width and stiffness for stabilty. the 88 mm underfoot really felt nice in the park. Also the stifness made stabilty increase. Both those features made me like them as an all mountain ski as well. The extra float was nice alog with a ski that would not chatter at higher speeds. I also liked how the tip was noticably larger than the tail giving more tip float. I would have liked abit more give in the flex for butters but it was the traded off for stability.

        Design

        I liked the Graphics. Simple 3 colour design and cool image to look at on the lifts. Nothing groud breaking though or over the top. The Ptex topsheet was an interesting choice and I ultamatly disliked it for durability issues.

        Value

        The value was not high or low. K2 does not sell there skis for cheap but they are definaly worth the money that you pay for. Value would be at par in my mind.

        Fit

        I rode these skis to small. Defanatly not the way they should be. I had 164's and I was about 5'10 when I got them. I am now 6'0 and replacing them this year.

        Characteristics

        Stiff. First thing I have to say about the public enemy is stiff. The Triaxal braided core really stiffens these skis up. There flex pattern is pretty even thoughout I found. All this leads to a super stable ski. These skis stay stable when landed with no chater. The increased stiffness also gives some added bonuses to the all mountain aspect of this ski. They handle speed quite well. Butters and presses are very limited on this ski becuase of the flex pattern.

        Durability

        The durability of the ski in general was great. After two hard seasons they could go for more. Edges, bases and tips all in great condition after being riden hard. The top sheet was another story. It seems to peel off in large chunks by its colour sections. I now have large areas of the core exposed becuase of missing topsheet. That was the only durability issue I had.

        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
      • Review by toominator on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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      • Review:

        Overall

        Well worth the $$. If you can pick up a pair 2nd hand that look like they're in good condition they'll probably see you through the season, all while having fun along the way

        Performance

        These skis are pretty awesome for the price, they really can ski pretty much everything. The only thing they don't handle well is ice. Even though they're reasonably narrow compared to pow skis (85 underfoot) they are still all right. I ski in NZ so they are the perfect ski since we don't get many powder days.

        They are a bit heavy compared to some other skis out there, but thats quite good when it comes to blasting through crud.

        The tips extend quite along way off the snow, good for going through rough stuff and riding switch.

        Nice sidecut.

        Design

        Topsheet is a pretty cool design, only problem is that it's die-cut from ptex so it chips like nothing else.

        Have 3 rivets in the tip and 1 in the tail to prevent delams

        Wide edges last well on rails etc

        Value

        Got these skis and S810 Ti bindings for $850 at the end of the 05 season compared to $1400 retail during the season, so I got a really good deal.

        I've skied then 2 seasons now and still holding together fine, only some chipping on the top sheet and some core shots (but they're fixable and not the skis fault anyway)

        Fit

        I've got the 174 and I'm about 176 - 178 tall. Good fit for me, can ride them anywhere with no troubles and long enough to hold big fast turns through most conditions.

        I've got them mounted at +5 from recommended its been good but I think I'll get them remounted at center next season

        Characteristics

        Pretty even flex pattern on these bad boys, reasonably stiff compared to park skis I've ridden. It really is a more all mountain twin than park, but in saying that, they can hold their own in the park too.

        I'm pretty light (bout 60 - 65kg) and these are pretty stiff for me, so I use them more all mountain and hiking

        Durability

        These are solid as, used them for 2 seasons now and still going strong, probably hold up for another season at least

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

        pretty avarege

        Performance

        yes, i only reccomend this for 1 season buyers

        Design

        verrrrrrry gangsta

        Value

        pretty good

        Characteristics

        verry gangsta

        Durability

        only for 1 season

        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
      • Review by a.jamieson on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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        Overall

        Other than the topsheet the fact that really stiff and the design they're great. But then again most twins have weak topsheets.

        Performance

        Plainly said this ski is like skiing on a split snowboard. They have that kind of feel. They weigh a lot more than most skis which I found came to my advantage since that enabled me to ride much faster to hit those big gaps. Another thing is that this skis is (due to its rigidness) really reliable in the air and on landings. Its also really predctable. In the air it doesnt wobble around at all.

        Design

        I was really stoked when i saw k2 come out with a completly new design for the p.e. (which they have come back to for the 06/07 design)Its bold to the point and was pretty ill at the time. Yet now I am really sick of it. I wish they would have had it in more and better colours than red white and black.

        Value

        In my opinion this ski's a great value. It's less expensive than armada or a lot of the expensive companies yet delivers great performance. Not quite a steal tho.

        Characteristics

        They are just as stiff as any other public enemy. Its not quite to the point of being too stiff but its quite rigid. Not a great ski for butters. Im strong enough to throw around most skis, yet the p.e. is too stiff for me to even pop a buttered 3. If you're looking for a wet noodle of a ski this isnt it. Although its an awesome ski to stomp switch hard.

        Durability

        The topsheet chip the second you knock your skis on anything. So if you dont mind losing the clean look of your ski then the durability is sick. Ive had mine for two seasons now and other than the topsheet they are doing great. I have been through a lot with these skis and they're still working fine. The fat edges on these skis are great.

        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
      • Review by skiP.E.I. on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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      • Review:

        Overall

        The PEs are a really good ski for the whole mountain, and can handle almost any conditions pretty darn well. They have alot of the bases covered, at a not too high price.

        Performance

        They perform pretty well in all conditions, except those described in 'flex characteristics'. They do really well on rails, switch and in the park and pipe.They have a lot of pop off of jumps and they maneouvre pretty quickly in trees, etc. I haven't skied them in powder a whole lot.

        Design

        They have a medium sized waist (85 mm) and a decent amount of sidecut. They turn pretty well in groomed and soft snow. They are really stable and easy to ski. The graphics are pretty sweet as well. I have the 164 cm length, which I find a little short and the bindings are mounted about 2 cm back from factory center, which I find is a good balance between all mountain and park performance.

        Value

        I paid $715 Canadian for them, with Salomon S810 Ti Bindings. It is a little high, but an Ok deal. I should be able to use them for two or three more seasons.

        Characteristics

        The public Enemies have a nice even flex, a little on the soft side. Butters are easy, but in really, really cruddy gnarly bumped out and icy conditions on steep slopes they jump around a little.

        Durability

        The top sheet is really soft and chips and gouges easily. It is pretty much immune to pressure cracks though, so you gain some, you lose some. The tip and tail of the skis have rivets to help keep the edges from tearing out. The sidewalls are good and beefy and the base is resilient to scratches, until you take them out on the grass and rocks.

        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:
    • Public Enemy
    • Manufacturer:
    • K2
    • Year:
    • 2005
    • 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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