K2 HellBent Skis 2011K2
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HELLBENT- 2011 Model
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There Is No Clowning Around With This Fat Rockered Twin
The twin tip that started the “Fat Twin” revolution gets even fatter in 2010-11. The HellBent’s 132mm waist and Powder Rocker Technology provides unrivaled floatation in the deepest conditions and makes switch and regular pow landings feel like another lap through the park. Not just a 100% pow ski, the K2 HellBent incorporates enough camber and sidecut underfoot to give you the ability to charge in any snow condition on your way back to the lift.
Powder RockerThe 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.
K2 SchizoFrantic InsertsThe K2 SchizoFrantic inserts allow for super fast mounting of the new K2/Maker Griffon SchizoFrantic binding system without the need for any drilling. The Schizo binding itself uses the tested and proven Triple Pivot Elite toe and Inter Pivot Heel with an ultra lightweight, low stand height track and cable system that enable you to mount once and adjust a full 6 cm along the ski. The insert patterns allow you to ski at the ‘core center’ mark for the optimal park and switch performance, or all the way back at a more traditional mounting location for powder of softer snow conditions. The increased surface area of the insert rings provides twice the pullout strength of standard binding screws.
Directional TaperModerately wider tip than tail maximizes the skis performance in the forward direction. This means the ski makes a slightly different arc when skiing switch.
Twin Tech SidewallsThis new Twin Tip specific construction process increases the durability of sidewall skis. A traditional sidewall construction produces a 90 degree angle where the top material and sidewall meet. The Twin Tech construction actually rolls the top material into the sidewall reducing the angle that is prone to abuse.
Powder Specific Tip DesignThe widest point of this tip is the forward contact point as opposed to 7cm in front of it like most of our shaped skis. This design makes the ski more stable and predictable because it won’t hook or grab erratically in windblown snow and other variable conditions that you’re likely to encounter in the backcountry.
Tip and Tail Plates and RivetsK2 introduced tip and tail rivets 7 years ago on the Factory Series skis. They were functionally developed for additional protection, reinforcing the tip and tail of the ski against delamination. Although function is still the primary purpose, K2 has evolved the rivets and plates into stylized components.
Removable Tip and Tail RivetsK2 tip and tail rivets have evolved to allow the addition of a pre-cut climbing skin onto the ski for all your backcountry access needs. The skin attachment is offered on the HellBent, obSETHed, Kung Fujas and MissBehaved.
ABS SidewallsABS is a polymeric material used in sidewall construction that primarily functions to protect the core. K2 uses ABS because of its dense characteristics and impact toughness that not only aid in the direct transmission of power but also make it very durable and resistant to moisture.
Z Clip AttachmentQuick, simple and lightweight, the Z Clip utilizes the hole in the ski tip and eliminates the skin fold-over required with typical D rings. This not only reduces weight, but gets rid of the buildup of snow that accumulates under the fold, which eventually peels your skins off.
3.5 MM EdgesMost of our factory series skis come standard with a thicker more durable steel edge to prolong the life of the ski. Normal thickness of edges is around 2.5mm whereas the Factory Series skis’ use a 3.5mm edge to withstand the added abuse. This thicker edge is far more resistant to crackingand grinding for a more durable, longer lasting ski.
Pre-Cut Skin CompatibleThese precision cut skins are designed to work with specific K2 BackSide AND Factory Team models including the Darkside, Sidestash, Hardside, Coomback, GotBack, Hellbent, ObSETHed, and Kung Fujas. Simply choose the skin for your ski model and length. Go Skiing.
Tail Strap ClipThis adjustable strap interfaces with the tail hole to secure and register the skin to the center of the ski. Unlike most clips which create friction by dragging in the snow every step, this clip sits on top of the ski, thereby improving glide and efficiency.
Torsion Box TechnologyTorsion Box construction is the foundation for the widest range of skis designed by K2. Depending on the dimensions of a ski, and the amount of flex and torsion designed into it, one model of a Torsion Box ski can differ greatly from another. The versatility in the construction enables us to build everything from entry-level through expert skis. While there will be significant differences between a DarkSide and a MissConduct, they do share the common traits of ease, forgiveness, responsiveness, and energy that can be found in all Torsion Box skis.
Triaxial braiding consists of braiding fiberglass around a wood core to provide torsional rigidity for added control. Developed in 1988 by K2 engineers, the patented triaxial braiding machine interlocks strands of fiberglass around a milled wood core. This unique method produces skis with great torsional strength, that maintains the lively flex patterns of the wood core.