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22cm 10cm 14cm 147.2mm 117.9mm 134.6mm 32.9mR 44° 82mm 37mm 27° 32cm 190cm 82cm 76cm
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K2 Sideseth

Brand
K2
Model
Sideseth
Category
Powder
Weight
2498 gr
Waist
117.9 mm
Tested length
188 cm
Year
2013

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

6
7
6
5
5
Fri Flyt overall rating of K2 Sideseth:

9 / 10

Flotation:
8 / 10
Turning capabilities:
9 / 10
Stability at speed:
9 / 10
Technical info:
Seth Morrison has worked with K2 on promo models since the 90s. This is the broadest one to date, and the twin tip is gone. Sideseth is constructed for freeriding in the style of Morrison and his peers. The Sideseth has been given a solid dose of camber, but nowhere near as much as the Pettitor. Long turning radiuses, especially towards the tail, and a stiff back ski are other features. It has along rocker in front and short rocker at the back. In addition, the tips are high and steep.

On snow:
Seth Morrison's new freeride model feels rock solid. There is not much to criticize here, but there are skis that float and turn better. On hard snow it also takes a bit of time to get used to the front skis not being in contact with the surface. This, however, won’t bother you when you're carving or skiing off-piste. Sideseth is very solid and predictable in big turns and at high speed. It can also handle changing snow conditions. 4 of 5 in the test team agree that this is the best freeride model in the test. It suits the needs of most big mountain skiers. Those who prefer free heels will also enjoy it.


Sideseth

Technical data:

Measured length
190 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 67655
Brand
K2
Model
Sideseth
Produced
China
Available lengths
174, 181
Contact length
82 cm
Rocker tail
32 cm
Rocker nose
76 cm
Side cut
154 cm
Taper tail
14 cm
Taper tip
22 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
10 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
10 cm
Max tail width
134.6 mm
Min waist width
117.9 mm
Max nose width
147.2 mm
Side cut radius
32.9 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
12.6 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2382 cm2
Weight
2498 gr
Relative weight
1.05 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
37 mm
Hight nose tip
82 mm
Angle tail tip
27°
Angle nose tip
44°
Height of camber
4 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.