These vintage K2 Big Kahuna skis first hit the market in 1994 and received high remarks from ski magazine testers despite their lack of sidecut from the new radical designs at the time. In ‘94, Wayne Eggum, a K2 representative reported to Deseret News, “What we wanted was a ski that works under all conditions . . . and response tells us we've done that. We realize that after a few powder runs a skier's got to hit packed. We've sold out of the ski already. I wish I had another 500 pair right now,” said Eggum.
These all-mountain rippers are soft enough to ski a little lazy at times but will hold up well when you’re ready to charge. They also perform well in crud and variable conditions. They have great dampening characteristics that help keep you in control at all times. This is a big bold ski that's ready for it all. These skis would make great wall art. If you plan on resurrecting these skis to rip once again we’d recommend swapping out the bindings for something a little more modern as the bindings likely are no longer safe and a shop probably won’t work on them.
Utah Ski Gear Condition Rating System
New | Like New | Very Good | Good | Fair | Poor
Top-sheet: Good. Some light scratching and minor edge nicks.
Base: Good. Some light scratching
Edges: Good. No edge cracks, burs, or rusting
Binding: Poor. Old Binding is not recommended for recreational use
Side Cut: 116-88-108
Disclaimer of Warranties:
For previously owned and used skis and bindings:
- Equipment is sold “as is”
- The buyer assumes all risk as to the quality and performance of the equipment
Special Safety Notice for Bindings: We urge you to take your boots and bindings to a shop certified by the bindings manufacturer to have a function check. The majority of shops will charge for this service. Even though we may, by request, check to see if a binding should fit your boot sole length, such an adjustment and fit check does not verify that the bindings will release properly with your boot. Only a certified shop can do this, with the user's boots present.
Skiing is dangerous. Ski at your own risk.
About Utah Ski Gear:
Utah Ski Gear was established in 2011 and we believe that skiing is for everyone. Our passion is helping our customers find the right equipment to get them and their families skiing. We understand price can be the most significant deterrent and because of this we offer new and used skis on a budget. For the more experienced skier looking for advanced gear, we offer hard-to-find accessories like specialized tuning equipment and high-performance skis. Customers preferring maximum comfort while skiing can find electric boot heaters, such as Hotronic FootWarmers.
All our photos for this product are professionally taken in-house and are of the actual product you will receive. This ski was photographed and listed by Gabby at Utah Ski Gear.