Catamaran
Test winner

K2 Catamaran

Brand
K2
Model
Catamaran
Category
Freeride
Weight
2320 gr
Waist
120 mm
Tested length
184 cm
Year
2018

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

2
4
4
4
3
Fri Flyt overall rating of K2 Catamaran:

9 / 10

Flotation:
9 / 10
Turning capabilities:
9 / 10
Stability at speed:
8 / 10
Technical info:
K2 has a tradition of making wide and experimental powder skis, but the new Catamaran stands out in several ways. It has high camber in the middle, and a lot of rocker in the front and back ski. The asymmetrical shape is different to Spur: The sidecut is identical on both sides of the ski, but the taper is different. It is the softest ski in this category, especially in the tip.

On snow:
Catamaran is very fun in powder and there is enough force in it to pop out of the snow. This is most likely due to the camber in the waist. As one test rider described it: “It is like riding on pillows without there being any pillows!” It is easy-to-turn on all types of surfaces. It might not be the best performer at top speed - in this respect Blizzard Spur is one step ahead - but Catamaran stands out from the rest for maneuverability and playfulness. It is forgiving on all types of surfaces, and adapts to your position. All in all, Catamaran is stable, fun and easy to maneuver. A clear test winner!


Catamaran

Technical data:

Measured length
188 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 24443
Brand
K2
Model
Catamaran
Produced
China
Available lengths
177, 184, 191
Contact length
80 cm
Rocker tail
52 cm
Rocker nose
56 cm
Side cut
114 cm
Taper tail
38 cm
Taper tip
36 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
6 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
6 cm
Max tail width
135 mm
Min waist width
120 mm
Max nose width
139 mm
Side cut radius
21 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
5 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2318 cm2
Weight
2320 gr
Relative weight
1 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
84 mm
Hight nose tip
83 mm
Angle tail tip
34°
Angle nose tip
33°
Height of camber
5 mm

This sequence of numbers indicates stiffness. Each number corresponds to a part of the ski, from tail to tip. 5 equals the average
for this part and length of the ski. Lower values indicate softer skis, higher values stiffer.