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Waist Width: 90
Lengths: 167, 174, 181, 188
The Sideshow is the least fat and least expensive member of K2’s Backside series of sidecountry-ready rockered fatties. Its designed for those who hope to be spending at least 50 percent of their time in powder and the rest in variable frontside conditions. K2’s All-Terrain Rocker combines 70 percent camber with 30 percent tip/shovel rocker to smooth the ride, enhance forgiveness and improve soft-snow flotation. It’s a metal-reinforced, wood-core (aspen/paulownia/maple), Hybritech Sidewall construction (sturdy vertical sidewall underfoot for edge grip, lightweight cap fore and aft for supple flex). The Powder Tip is tapered so it’s less easily deflected and swing weight is reduced. For those expecting to use it as a touring ski, pre-cut skins are sold separately, and the tip and tail have skin-ready attachment holes. It weighs 1,980 grams at 181 cm.