Coop’s ride recommendation of the day!

Friday January 07, 2011 Past Dialog »

Hola Amigos,

With all the new gear out there this year and the word of the year being “rocker” it’s time for us to help you get a grip on this “new deal” is both ski and board equipment! Today’s gear is quite cool to say the least. I personally have taken to fancy the new rocker revolution!

So let’s start working your way through this gear. 1st where can I try it? At my K2 @ Burton Demo center located in the Village Plaza (209) 258-7547! We have everything we carry in Kirkwood Mountain Sports!

Today’s Ski Pick – 2011 K2 A.M.P Aftershock Ski

I am putting the Aftershock for the Men’s pick today due to the mixed conditions, cold in the am and warming towards mid-day. A go anywhere ski, quiver of one. From Montes, to the Wall, Thunder Saddle to Ski School this ski can handle it all. The cool piece here, I was able to test it in Termas a season ago. All Terrain Rocker and stable, forgiving bur rock solid!

This is K2’s widest A.M.P. ski, the Aftershock combines All-Terrain Rocker Technology with a Metal Laminate Hybritech Construction for the ultimate in versatility and high performance.  If you’re searching for one ski for every condition, look no further.

Technical Specs:

Sidecut: 130/86/114

Performance: On-Piste 30%, Off- Piste 70%

Radius: 17m @174

Baseline: All Terrain Rocker-70% Camber / 30% Rocker

Construction: Metal Laminate Hybritech Sidewall

Core: Aspen/ Paulownia


Today’s Board of the Day- 2011 Burton Joystick

It’s back and even better, our most award-winning board has been upgraded with the mega pop of NEW Jumper Cables Hi-Voltage. Pushing V-Rocker ™ into uncharted territories, the Joystick™ balances a forgiving feel with high-speed stability and Frostbite Edge for added control on ice. Ridden daily by the likes of Euro powerhouse Chris Sörman, high-flying Jack Mitrani, and backcountry boss Mikey Rencz, the Joystick is ready for another season of making really good riders even better.


All this gear is available to test ride here @ Kirkwood. Check out for everything you possibly need for the mountain today!

Stay Thirsty &Enjoy the ride,