Poacher

K2 Poacher

Brand
K2
Model
Poacher
Category
Freeride
Weight
2090 gr
Waist
96 mm
Tested length
184 cm
Year
2017

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

4
4
4
5
5
Fri Flyt overall rating of K2 Poacher:

7 / 10

Flotation:
6 / 10
Turning capabilities:
7 / 10
Stability at speed:
6 / 10
Technical info:
The new K2 Poacher has been developed in collaboration with Clayton Vila and Sean Jordan. The result is a relatively symmetrical geometry, with little difference between the front and back ski. The back ski has a flex curve of just below average stiffness. Poacher has very high camber,despite the long and low rocker design.

On snow:
K2 Poacher is a cross between a park and all-mountain ski. You are positioned more or less in the middle, and the gliding area is small. combined with high camber results in nervousness at speed or in powder. It is quite asymmetrical and the setback is short, which makes it one of the few models in the test that is good at skiing switch. We recommend this ski for a rather specific area of use, not BC jibbing, but piste jibbing. Are you looking for power? Is the whole mountain your park? If the answer is yes, consider this one.


Poacher

Technical data:

Measured length
184 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 44455
Brand
K2
Model
Poacher
Produced
China
Available lengths
156,163,170,177
Contact length
100 cm
Rocker tail
45 cm
Rocker nose
40 cm
Side cut
128 cm
Taper tail
30 cm
Taper tip
27 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
8 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
6 cm
Max tail width
118 mm
Min waist width
96 mm
Max nose width
124 mm
Side cut radius
19.7 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
6 mm
Surface area (one ski)
1930 cm2
Weight
2090 gr
Relative weight
1.08 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
55 mm
Hight nose tip
53 mm
Angle tail tip
29°
Angle nose tip
30°
Height of camber
6 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.