Description The T:nine Spire is the first ski ever built from the ground up by women for female skiers. Designed, developed and tested by the K2 Alliance, a team of six real women skiers, the Spire is the highest performing all mountain women’s ski on the market today. The Alliance tested over 200 different sidecuts, flexes, lengths, and constructions in their quest to find the perfect combination. The result is the T:Nine Spire. The Spire will be available in limited quantities December 1 across the country so reserve your pair today at your local dealer. Enjoy! 106/64/95 w/ 16mm sidecut Radius: 18m@ 181cm Metal Laminate Contstrucion Lightweight Spruce Core MODular Suspension System Terrain: Groomed and Variable Turns: Long Speed: Fast Ability: Expert 160, 167, 174
Summary: I am a 150lb man, aggressive expert skier. Purchased these 174cm skis new and mounted Marker Titanium Bindings on them. I wear a new Nordica GTS8 boot.
This ski has some excellent qualities. It will carve short, medium, and long turns with total control on groomed packed powder, or 5" new. Totally responsive and dynamic, the ski will propell you out of camber and into the next turn. The narrow side cut allows one to be quite aggressive with confidence. I must say that those K2 babes know how to build a ski.
If you're lean and mean like me, and you're looking for a lively ride, get on a pair of Spires.
Review Date March 9, 2003
Overall Rating 4 of 5
Value Rating 3 of 5
Visitors rate this review 5.00 of 5,
Reviewed by: anneokirby(Unregistered User)
, from Wilmington DE USA
Summary: While in Steamboat I demoed the Volant Vertex 68, the Volant Vertex 71, the Solomom Scream, and the K2 T-Nine Spire. While I was ready to buy the Vertex 68, after skiing the Spire I changed my mind. The Spire rocks. I was effortly rolling turns from one edge to the next. Cruised thru crud easily and also handled bumps ok. This ski is a great groomer ski but will handle anything on the mountain. Since we had 24 inches in one day I was able to try all conditions.
Summary: Just demo'd these skis this past weekend. I was definately impressed with their responsiveness. Coming off of Solomon's which I have been unhappy with, I wanted more control and less chatter at the higher speeds. I pushed them hard and had no disappointments. Then again, conditions were great and the sloped were well groomed. I've reserved a follow up demo to try them again somewhere more irregular and aggressive to see if they are up to the challenge before shelling out the big bucks. I don't think I'll be let down.
Summary: Need help in Steamboat. I demo'd the Spires yesterday in a 167 length. At higher speeds, I felt I needed a longer ski. I like fast cruising, GS turns, yet a ski that performs well in the powder and crud. I'm not a bump skier (too old for that). I'm 5'6", weight 130, and am wondering if I should go with the longer length or give these another try. My ski shop doesn't have the longer model mounted, but I can look elsewhere I suppose. Any comments? Thanks!