SEATTLE (November 10, 2010) – Iconic rock band Iron Maiden and K2 Skis will shred metal and snow together this winter with the release of the K2 Iron Maiden Limited Edition Ski. Only a limited amount of these unique skis will be made available through select ski retailers during the 2011 winter season. Maiden fans at K2 have long pursued the band in an effort to produce the ultimate tribute ski for their customers and followers of the legendary band. K2 worked with Iron Maiden’s classic 1981“Killers” album art as the graphic inspiration for this limited ski. The top sheet, sidewalls, insane base die-cut and custom rivets all scream Iron Maiden with their iconic logo and Eddie artwork provided and approved by the band’s management.
If the graphic is not enough to get you screaming down the hill, the ski is built for maximum performance on the new Revival chassis, a 90mm underfoot platform for all-mountain and park slayers. The ski features triaxial braiding that constricts a super stable fir/aspen core for those who want to blow apart the entire mountain with unrivaled torsional stability. In addition, the ski’s Bi-Directional taper will send you flying down the mountain regular or switch, with abandon.
As with all 2011 K2 skis, you’ll be able to rock out with Baseline Technology™. Featuring K2’s patented Jib Rocker, a masterpiece blend of zero camber and slight tip and tail Rocker, these skis will melt your face on any features the mountain throws in your way. Combined with the super resilient ABSorb sidewalls, the Iron Maidens will hold steady off the largest jumps while helping to absorb the impact of the harshest landings.
Whether you’re skiing along the Final Frontier, or flying like Icarus out of the pipe, these skis are built to perform and last, encore after encore.
PERFORMANCE: ALL-MOUNTAIN: 50% PARK: 50%
SIZES: 159cm, 169cm, 179cm
BASELINE PROFILE: JIB ROCKER: 0% Camber / 20% Rocker
CONSTRUCTION: TWIN TECH top with Vertical ABSorb Sidewalls
CORE: FIR, ASPEN
BINDING OPTIONS: FLAT
FEATURES: ABSorb Sidewall Technology, Custom Iron Maiden Rivets
Suggested Retail: $685
K2 is an athlete inspired company. The brand has a history of reinventing itself year after year to push the sport out of its comfort zone. The K2 Ski division is a part of Seattle-based K2 Sports family, a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of K2 branded adrenalin-inspired products for winter and summer. Started over 45 years ago, the K2 brand and businesses are world renowned as leaders in design, production, marketing and sales. For more information on K2’s latest ski products, dealers and team activities, visit K2skis.com.