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K2 Bolt (2013)

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Price: $1380.00
Year: 2013
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width: 72
Tip/Tail/Waist: 125-72-99
Lengths: 172, 179, 186

The new flagship of the AMP series of men’s all-mountain performance skis is a bit of a departure for K2 in that it’s designed for pure hard-snow carving performance primarily on groomers. (K2 has focused more on soft-snow performance in recent years, and still doesn’t make a “race” sk ) The Bolt is narrow and damp for quickness edge-to-edge and confidence at speed on flat, firm snow. It’s a wood-core (fir) metal-laminate Hybritech construction (sturdy vertical sidewall underfoot for edge grip, lightweight cap fore and aft for supple flex). Available only as a system, it comes with a 14-DIN Marker/K2 MX binding. K2’s Speed Rocker combines 90 percent camber with 10 percent tip rocker to smooth the ride, enhance forgiveness and improve soft-snow flotation. ROX technology combines the forgiveness of tip rocker (K2 calls it Speed Rocker) with performance-enhancing Mod Technology (an independently acting secondary core, raised above the deck, works in conjunction with a strategically placed dampening module to lessen vibrations and improve edge grip) and extra carbon-fiber reinforcement placed so as to stiffen torsional rigidity.