K2 Aftershock Skis

Oct 29, 2012
Outside Magazine

   Photo: K2

BEST FOR: Intermediate-to-advanced skiers looking for predictable, do-it-all sticks.

THE TEST: The Aftershock’s not your dad’s frontside ski; it’s 86 millimeters underfoot and features K2’s subtle All-Terrain rocker—just enough to ease turn initiation and loosen up the ski in soft corn snow or first-buckle-deep powder. It’s incredibly damping and predictable, but the harder you ski it, the more life it delivers. “You can make any type of turn shape and mix up the terrain at will,” said one tester.

THE VERDICT: Rip early-morning buffed corduroy runs, poke around in the trees for untracked lines, relax and ski easy with the kids—the Aftershock’s an all-mountain frontside ski. 130/86/114

Overall: 4.2
Stability: 4.4
Edge Hold: 3.9

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