• K2 Fujative 2005

      • Review by gregor on Nov 07, 2013 @ 9:29 AM
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      • Review:

        Overall

        A jib-ONLY ski. 85mm waist.
        Rubbish on anything except small to medium kickers and rail hits. Not for anyone over 13 stone unless you only require them for jibbing. Poorly made. But CHEAP!!!!!!

        Performance

        Skiing around on groomers:
        Terrible. Squirrely. No edge hold at speed due to inconsistant flex pattern and noodle-like tip. The base is also the slowest I have ever ridden.

        Skiing switch:
        Reasonably good. The skis retain a decent amount of flex underneath the heel compared to similar skis helping edge hold whilst riding switch. The soft tip allows forgiveness in turns.

        Buttering:
        Superb. A little more tortional stiffness would help though.

        Rails:
        Not bad. Apart from very large rail hits they are good for anything.

        Air:
        They are light but not a lot of pop. Slow base affects take off speed.

        Landings:
        Very forgiving in landings due to noodly nature. When landing big hits switch, they do not give you good support at the tip however.

        Powder:
        If the snow is soft they are fine. As soon as it becomes heavy or cruddy these skis are a no-go. Absolutely useless.

        Design

        The graphics are really good. The base is cool but as you get close you can see the shoddyness in the construction. They look cheap.

        Value

        One of the cheapest skis on the market. If you want a jib only ski, they are very good value. Can be found under $200 in many places.

        Characteristics

        The flex characteristics are as follows.
        Very soft tip torsionally and longitudely.
        Stiffer under foot and at the heel.
        Soft tail.
        Overall they are one of the softest skis you can buy and the flex pattern is not consistent throughout the ski making hard pack carving stupidly difficult.

        Durability

        Rubbish. The skis are trash. But then you're not paying for quality. The bases are extruded and poorly attached to the core. Mine have separated in a couple of places. The topsheet is like playdough and you can mark it with your fingernails. The edges are fine but have no strong sidewall to support them so pull out very easily.

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

        Overall

        I'm giving these an 9 not because I think they rock and dont have the depth of thought to give it another rating, but because for my kind of skiing on my kind of mountain they really dont have any major shortcomings. I honestly cant find an area on my little MN hill where these skis werent more than acceptable. Granted we dont have any pow around here, if we did that 9 would be an 8, but for in bounds these skis kill it, statement closed.

        Performance

        For my use these skis perform pretty damn well. I ski park in the midwest so this is one of my best options. I can get all the presses I need without completely overpowering them. They ski really good switch (mounted at core center) and work just fine on groomers, thought not exceptional. I'm not heavy but I get plenty of pop on these skis even when there isnt much to pop off. They also seem to handle great in crappy crud like snow conditions.

        Design

        Great design for park, not the greatest all mountain ski made but they will get the job done. I skied rode my friends scratches for a while today and they were better on the groomers than the fujatives but for how often I find the need to leave the park they will be just fine.

        Value

        Such a good ski for the money. These came out at 330, like all the fujatives. Since these are last years I got these for $230. Both of these prices are pretty damn good for a solid twintip ski.

        Characteristics

        They are a pretty soft ski overall. I'm not exactly a huge person and my legs as of now arent the strongest things in the world but I can still work the skis around how I need to. They dont hold an edge great on ice, but they dont get chattery at high speeds either.

        Durability

        So far I havent really tried to beat the shit out of these and they dont have a ton of days on them yet, but I only hear good things. I skied onto a mixture of gravel and grass and left only one small scratch on the base, topsheet is fine.

        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:
    • Fujative
    • 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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