K2 Empress Women's Skis 2013
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New this year to the women’s Factory Team lineupis the Empress, a high-value women’s park ski that features Jib Rocker. Built for the budding park skier the Empress is lightweight, easy to turn and utilizes cap construction for added durability.
Sizes: 149, 159, 169
Binding Options: No Binding, 10.0 Free Binding
Performance: All-Mountain: 40%, Park: 60%
Radius: 17m @ 159 / Directional Taper
Construction: Cap, Triaxial Braid, Bioflex2 Core
Features: Tip and Tail Hardware, Park Flex Pattern, SwapBase, BioFlex2 Core
ROCKER: Easy initiation, versatility, agility
CAMBER: Control, edge hold, rebound
Featuring an elevated tip and tail with zero camber underfoot, Jib Rocker offers the best blend of playfulness for butters and surface tricks combined with enhanced pop for unmatched ollie power. Simply put, Jib Rocker is designed for ollies, butters, and predictable pop.
Tip and Tail Holes
Holes 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.
All K2 women’s skis use a combination of fir and spruce in a unique core known as BioFlex, a process where a dense fir core underfoot is fused with lightweight spruce at the tip and tail to reduce swing-weight. For 2012, we have developed three variations of the Bioflex core specifically tuned to a target performance:Bioflex 1 – 60% fir and 40% Spruce – Swing weight reduction with added forgivenessBioflex 2 – 70% fir and 30% Spruce – Reduced swing weight with added performanceBioflex 3 – 80% fir and 20% Spruce – Increased performance, strength, and durability