Skate Previews: K2's Holiday Skates

Athena 2.1

2006 K2 Athena 2.1
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K2's Entry-Level Fitness Skate for Women

K2 has renamed its entry-level skate for women and brightened up its color scheme. But otherwise, next year's Athena 2.1 is much the same as this year's Exo 2.0.

Like all K2 recreational-fitness skates, the Athena comes with the company's patented soft-boot technology.

The skate also comes with:

  • four 78mm wheels
  • a composite frame
  • a high cuff (for better stability)
  • ABEC 5 bearings

Street price is expected to be $99. The skates are already showing up in stores and online.

Click here to see more of the 2006 skate models.

(posted on Dec. 1, 2005)


Copyright © 2005 by Robert Burnson

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