K2 MissBehaved (2013)

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Rating: 3.30 / 5
Price: $750.00
Year: 2013
Level: 3
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 102
Tip/Tail/Waist: 133-102-127
Lengths: 149, 159, 169

Stability at speed: 2.93 / 5
Hard snow performance: 2.63 / 5
Crud performance: 3.07 / 5
Flotation: 3.52 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.67 / 5
Overall: 3.30 / 5

The Missbehaved, part of K2Õs womenÕs Factory Team series of athlete-inspired, youth-driven twintips, is as fat as it dares to be for powder-day surfability without sacrificing fun in the typical frontside soft-snow conditions that an everyday Western expert is likely to encounter. ItÕs a metal-free, wood-core, womenÕs-specific K2 Bioflex3 construction, with aspen underfoot (80 percent) for strength and responsiveness and paulownia (20 percent) tip and tail for softer flex and reduced swing weight. K2Õs TwinTech sidewalls are beveled inward at the top to protect them from damage caused by the other skiÕs edge. With its Bi-Directional Taper shape, the tip is only slightly wider than the tail, so its effective sidecut radius isnÕt drastically different going backward than it is going forward. K2Õs All-Terrain Rocker combines 70 percent camber with 30 percent tip/shovel rocker to smooth the ride, enhance forgiveness and improve soft-snow flotation. The tip is tapered so itÕs loose and smeary in deep snow, with reduced swing weight. Tip and tail hardware is removable, and the holes readily accept trim-to-fit K2 skins for touring. As with all Factory Team skis, the edges are extra thick (3.5 mm) for enhanced durability, and the base graphic is as cool as the topsheet. The pink ribbon on the base signifies K2Õs support (at least $75,000 annually) for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.