K2’s Ski Pole Advancements Hit the Mark

K2 Skis

Seattle, Wash. (January 29, 2014) – K2 Skis’ new technologically advanced poles offer efficient designs to enhance the skiing experience. The new revolutionary AirFoil shaft and redesigned grips have taken K2’s poles to the top of the category.

Leading the way for the men’s series is the Power 10 Airfoil. It is as strong as it is light. Engineered with a new Airfoil shaped shaft, the Power 10 is designed to reduce air resistance and swing weight. Similar to the concept of the triaxal braided core construction found in the ski collection, K2 engineers created a triaxial carbon wrap to reinforce the pole shaft. The carbon support adds strength while keeping the pole ultra light.

The men’s Power 10 pole also features the most comfortable and easy to use grip system available, K2’s new AsymmPro grip and strap combination. With contoured left and right specific grips to match each hand’s unique shape a perfect fit is assured. The “set it and forget it” adjustable strap wraps the hand cleanly without the added bulk of a buckle or fastener.

Next in line is the feather light Power 9. The carbon triax constructed pole features K2’s new Freeride grip that combines the best attributes of freestyle, traditional all-mountain and backcountry-focused grips. With a smaller diameter for easy grip as well as fore and aft supports to keep the hand in place, this grip fits and feels balanced. The backcountry-focused features include a front grip hook for adjusting boot walk-mode levers or climbing bars and a rounded rubber top for enhanced comfort when palming the pole.

The 7075 aluminum built Power 8 FlipJaw features the same Freeride grip as the Power 9, but with an adjustable setup to extend the pole length for hiking, touring and poling your way across the flats. The upside down formatted FlipJaw uses a larger diameter pole on the lower shaft for increased stiffness, while keeping the adjustment clamp high on the pole for reduced swing weight.

Rounding out the diverse men’s Power series are the durable 7075 aluminum Power 8 with “set it and forget it” straps, the reliable composite constructed Power 7 and the competitively-priced 6061 aluminum built Power 6.

The women’s Style series, available in four different models (Style 9, 8, 7 and 6), features smaller women’s specific grips, durable materials and inspiring graphics that pair nicely with K2’s new Potion series skis.

About K2 Skis
Seeking fun through innovation since 1962, K2’s all-mountain philosophy and technological advancements continue to lead the ski industry. Whether in the park and pipe, on resort groomers or deep in the backcountry, K2 is all about having fun while skiing the entire mountain. The brand’s progressive ingenuity and comprehensive approach to maximizing skiers' experiences and performance in any condition is evident throughout its collection of award-winning products that not only include skis, but also ski boots, helmets, goggles and backcountry safety tools. For more information on K2’s latest ski products, dealers and team activities, visit K2skis.com.

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