Neon is Back on the Mountain

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on December 15, 2008 10:00 am

The calendar may say 2008, but when it comes to ski and snowboard fashion, the 1980s are once again king.  It’s proof that every fashion scene killed off with a double-barreled shotgun will rise once again, ala Freddie Kruger.  Yes, neon has returned to your local mountain in both equipment and clothing.  We’ve yet to reach max brightness factor, but it appears we’re heading that way. 

File under exhibit A:

The 2009 K2 Extreme.  The ski is actually K2′s long-running “Public Enemy” ski, but dressed-up in the retro 1980s Extreme look.  The all-mountain twin sports neon bases for blinding onlookers while airborne.  Kruger “wears the same hat and sweater every single day,” but for you and me, it’s time to update. Or, like, retro-date.


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