K2 HellBent skis

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The Hellbent skis were made for deep powder snow—and nothing else. They have a strange reverse-camber design that causes the tip and tail of the ski to bow up in an unnatural bend. (See image below.)

The reverse-camber effect provides this ski with float and control in deep fluff heretofore reserved for a snowboard. K2 claims it can plane on snow without the “speed or effort” associated with traditional fat skis.

Dimensions measure at an obese 150mm tip, a 122mm midsection, and a 141mm tail.

This fat design and minimal sidecut keeps it from “deflecting in chopped up or variable snow but still allows versatility when making laps back to the lift,” according to the promotional copy.

Available: Now.

Suggested retail: $800.00

Contact: www.k2skis.com

Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.