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Waist Width: 84
Lengths: 146, 153, 160, 167
“The Superstitious will remind anyone how much fun skiing is,” gushed one tester of K2’s widest women’s all-mountain offering. That sentiment applies to nearly any conditions. The immensely versatile Superstitious bounced among groomers, moguls, and crud without hesitation. Hard chargers might find it a tad soft, but everyone else will love this easy rider in everything south of five inches of fresh. NOTES: The SuperStitious is the widest (and thus most expensive) model in the Supermodels series of frontside-oriented women’s all-mountain system skis. It’s designed for an expert woman who intends to spend most of her time off trail and/or in soft snow. It’s a metal-reinforced, wood-core, women’s-specific K2 Bioflex3 construction, with aspen underfoot (80 percent) for strength and responsiveness and paulownia (20 percent) tip and tail for softer flex and reduced swing weight. In women’s skis, K2 uses thinner metal laminates than it the ones used in men’s skis to reduce weight and soften flex. HybriTech Sidewall construction combines a sturdy vertical sidewall underfoot for edge grip, lightweight cap fore and aft for supple flex. Available only as a system, it comes with an integrated 11-DIN Marker/K2 ERS binding. 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. Mod Technology features an independently acting secondary core, raised above the deck, to focus power transmission where needed and reduce vibrations for better edge grip and high-speed calm. Mod Monic technology features a strategically placed module to further reduce vibrations. Both Mod structures are optimized for female skiers. The pink ribbon on the base signifies K2’s support (at least $75,000 annually) for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.