So being that itâ€™s a womenâ€™s ski, the missconduct doesnâ€™t have many reviews that donâ€™t mimic the k2 website description. Skis.com gives the most in depth review, describing the missconduct as an entry level park ski. All reviews used fairly gendered language, failed to mention most of the skis best features, and were very clearly not written by someone who had ridden the ski.
Iâ€™m 5 foot even, 115 pounds with gear on. Riding the 159s with the marker squires. I donâ€™t really have a short torso per say, but I do have long legs which I think makes the 159s super manageable and intuitive to use. Prior to this I was riding Line future spin shortys, because, Iâ€™m short. A first day challenge definitely was getting used to the longer ski, which i honestly loved. I wouldnâ€™t recommend anyone get the 149 unless youâ€™re like 4â€™8â€, in which case you might want to opt for a kids ski because of the weight. That being said, the missconduct is fairly light feeling under foot but has a REALLY satisfying swing weight that makes rails pretty easy. This is a shaped ski (116, 88, 110) and I love the butter-ability that this gives, as these skis are actually pretty mashable. I wanna compare the flexibility to a more popular ski but in my experience k2 really has that shit down, so the only thing I can think to compare it to is another k2 ski, the domain. Butter zone is really easy to find and stay in, as long as your knees are bent. Even so, a really flexy ski with super subtle camber. I was expecting more buoyancy based on the website descriptions, and being a light person- but the under-boot camber collapses right under you coming off even the smallest jump. Maybe itâ€™ll be a little softer on something with a more intentional landing (no offense killington parks, I know itâ€™s still pre season). As far as all-mountain skiing, I was pleasantly surprised with the stability that the wood core provides. The thicc edge makes carving pretty doable even on the ungroomed terrain preseason often offers. As far as the claims that this is an intermediate ski, I would pay very little attention. Ive taught skiing (absolute beginner to advanced) for 5 years and thus have been in quite a few clinics where we intensely studied the dynamics of turning. I would call this kind of skiing â€œadvancedâ€, and I have no doubt in mind that these skis would perform beautifully when put through their paces in that environment. It doesnâ€™t make much sense to me that a comfortable, accessible ski be referred to as a â€œbeginnerâ€ ski. This only deters people from riding it because that conflicts with their pride. The Missconduct is a tasteful, simple ski with lots of awesome features that I believe will be my best companions throughout the 17/18 season. Needless to say Iâ€™ll update this review if I notice anything particular about it- negative or positive, or just in the middle. In any case I just want to provide a review from the point of view of someone who actually rides this ski, and not just a generic pile of fluffy, pandering nonsense
â™¥ï¸ðŸ¤— Allie @bruisespringsteen