Powder RockerROCKER: Easy initiation, versatility, agility
CAMBER: Control, edge hold, rebound
This tip has the most elevation and longest measurement of Rocker and offers skiers a “surfy” feel with enhanced soft-snow performance. The camber region still exists to ensure edge-hold on firmer conditions.
Simply put, Powder Rocker provides unmatched flotation in deep snow.
Bi-Directional TaperThe tip is still wider but closer in width to the tail. This allows the ski to perform exceptionally well while skiing in the forward direction but the taper enables the skier to have similar switch arc for better and more consistent switch riding.
Tip and Tail HolesHoles in the tip and tail are not only the attachments points for K2 skins, but they also fit the functional needs of a backcountry skier including the ability to build a rescue sled or construct various ski anchors. The holes are equipped with removable plugs.
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Bought this ski Friday, drove to Whistler Saturday and was blown away. Powder, Groomers, Slash, this ski does everthing. I could even carve with it. It is the ski I ever looked for. Owned the Salomon Czar before, this ski is 600% better.
Guys out there, It's a no brainer, get this ski.
- Was this a gift?:
- Camber Profile Win
- Good Torsional Rigidity
- Great Floatation
- Lots of pop
- Skin Integration
- Stable And Solid
- Very nimble
- None so far
- All Depths Of Powder
- all mountain
- Big Airs
- Big Lines
- Charging Everywhere
- Riding switch
- Sketchy Lines
- Takin it deep
- Variable conditions
189 K2 Pettitor
Marker Dukes mounted at +6
K2 Trim to fit skins
I'm about 5'8" and 190 lbs
First thing is, this ski might look similar to the old Obsethed. It is not, K2 has managed to create a whole new ski that improves on everything the Obsethed was. The first thing you will notice is the great edge hold, and ability to carve and power through less than ideal conditions and groomers. These skis are powerful, nimble, responsive, and controllable in conditions all the way down to the hardest snow you can find in the west. The Pettitor is a blast in basically any snow condition, and can actually make skiing in poor conditions fun again! Like others have mentioned, this is greatly due to the camber profile and rigidity of the ski. These characteristics make it the ultimate tool for getting after it.
The next thing you notice, is the rocker and tapered tips allow for effortless floatation and buttery pow slashes. Moving these things around in any deep snow (even the heaviest of PNW duff) is super easy, whether it be negotiating terrain traps, tight trees, or just blasting in the wide open. No tip dive, no tip hooks, just smooth action. Even with nearly 200 lbs mounted nearly center, still no tip dive. Dropping big cliffs, charging huge lines, and generally carrying a lot of speed and momentum in deep snow comes naturally. Stomping huge drops with these is a breeze, stay centered and keep some pressure on the front of your boots and you'll bang out like a pro, the tail is nice and rigid, keeping a slightly backseat landing from turning into a 100ft long shin banging wheely. Mounting them at +6 seems to make them very nimble, easy to swing, and yet well balanced in all conditions. It also makes for well balanced stomper landings. Not to mention it's a must for any switch riding.
I've got a few days in touring with these, all smiles each time.
As with all the other K2's I've had over the last decade, these things are holding up great. Very few scratches, extremely reiliant to edge blowouts and core shots even after landing on rocks on occasion or making turns just to realize the slope is scoured and bare and basically all rock.
In a nutshell, this ski is the best ski I've ever riden and inspires confidence and brings a whole new joy to both variable conditions and powder. Essentially it's the ultimate one ski quiver!
- Was this a gift?:
- Camber Profile
- Perfect width
- Skin Holes
- Bombing Cliffs
- Killing It Everywhere
- Riding Pow
- Skiing Pow Switch
- Skiing The Gnar
Pettitor is the ski to rip on. It is the perfect combination of rocker and camber. Let me tell you that the underfoot camber profile completely blows my mind, I absolutely love it! The Pettitor is like last year's Obsethed on steroids and it all comes from the camber under foot, (and the fact it's a little wider and has a tapered tip and tail), but the aggressive camber under foot! I think we have a winner for the new standard of how a pro-model ski should be constructed, can't get any better than this camber/rocker profile!
Have rode my Pettitors on all conditions and they handle like no other. Obviously these skis rock pow like no other, but the real deal thing is that you can hit the crud and hard pack just like a typical ski (this has got to be from the aggressive underfoot camber profile) It feels like I have two skis on, when it's time to stomp em out in the big dumps all you have to do is make sure you are ready to land, and then when there is a drought or some variable conditions it's like I have on some carving sticks.
Mount my skis true center, have for a long time, and the Pettitor rides amazing, forwards or backwards. And when it's time to jump turn extreme team style an icy slope these come around like a champ. The swing wright feels really even in the air and on the hop turns. The ski holds an edge on the ice and floats with poise when you GS turn the powder. Seriously can't say enough about the ski and the amazing camber profile.
- Floats Like A Cork
- Scratch resistant
- Very stable
- None what so ever
- Bombing Cliffs
- Groomed Terrain
- Skiing Deep Powder
- Skiing Steep Lines
- Skiing Switch In Powder
I took this ski out after one of the biggest snowfalls of the season here in Alberta, my friends had their little groomer skis, and where not going anywhere, so they ended up being my camera men :) But the entire day I was skiing steep and deep lines, I was not worried about sinking, all I worried about was the day ending. I have my skis mounted with the Salomon Guardian Binding, and thats what I recommend, these skis where great for taking hikes out into the side country. They are very stable for hitting cliffs and cranking on the speed. They did become quite squirrely on the ice or scraped off spots, but what do you expect? These skis are the best ski ever!! And they are also scratch resistance, I hit a few rocks with the sidewall, traversing some sketchy terrain, and they didn't even have a scratch or a ding in them.....very impressed!!!
I highly recommend them, you will not be disappointed =)
a ski made by a Whistler Pro that destroys everything in its path.
i had a hunch this ski would be the real deal after doing some due diligence online and checking other reviews.
This ski has blown my mind all week in Whistler.
Just rode my 189 Pettitors for 3 days in Whistler at both Whistler and Blackcomb.
Conditions were variable last week , 3 days i rode , varied from lots of snow to blower pow to west coast snot to fast groomers to steeps and small bumps.
This ski absolutely kills in all conditions.
The only thing i didn't ski was ice or terrain park.
I could not believe how much fun it was to confidently destroy pow in the trees, even the cut up stuff was handled with ease by the Pettitors. The turn radius makes it easy to navigate in tighter spots but the ski has no problem making huge GS turns down powder fields and groomers.
Can pretty much do everything !
This ski has turned skiing into a new sport for me.
A perfect one ski quiver for Whistler, BC , AK, Washington, CO etc..
Mounted 2 CM forward of center
Marker Tour 12 bindings
6'1 215 lbs
Great job Sean and K2,
The Pettitor is the real deal.
I could not be happier with this ski.
Full disclosure :)
* Snowpack isn't too stable yet so haven't toured yet with these so i cant tell you how rad the skin hole plugs in the tips are just yet, looks like they will be icing on the cake "
Built with Powder Rocker
Product DescriptionK2 is honored to unveil Sean Pettit’s first pro model ski, designed specifically to fit his needs as a skier. With almost half his life already devoted to being a pro, Sean has followed in the footsteps of other K2 teammates and redefined the art of skiing and tricking large-scale lines. Now it is Sean’s turn to lead the next evolution of bigmountain freeskiing with the development of a ski all his own: The Pettitor.
This Pettitor’s habitat is in big mountain powder. It has a keen eye for natural takeoffs and is built stiffer than any other ski in the line for high-speed stability and soaringinto stomped landings off oversized cliff bands. Sean also brought the contact points closer together for a more playful ski with reduced swing weight and maneuverability when hunting smaller game in the trees. The tip and tail Powder Rocker preys on deep and variable snow while the 120mmwaist not only provides excellent floatation, but also delivers daily versatility thanks to adequate camber underfoot.
Binding Options: No Binding
Performance: Powder: 80%, Park: 20%
Radius: 22m @ 179cm
Construction: TwinTech Sidewall-Triaxial Braided Fir/Aspen Core
Features: Bi-Directional Sidecut, Tapered Tip, Tip and Tail Hardware, Trim to Fit skins available, SwapBase