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K2 Pinnacle 85 2019

Reviewed by PROSKILAB
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Best Accessibility/Enjoyment!

PROSKILAB™ reviewers comments

Our professional reviewers loved the Pinnacle 85 from K2: "a ski with a soul", and "has a real personality".

"Very versatile and closer to an all mountain/freeride", the ski displays excellent off-piste behaviour, helped by a large rocker.

Accessibility is excellent. Its behaviour is consistent, forgiving and it remains docile in all circumstances, while the rocker assists turn entry.

The ski is very lively and playful, especially at medium speeds. Its short radius (15 m at 177 cm), fast and intuitive turn initiation and good grip make it a particularly dynamic tool. Playful and agile, riders will get a lot of enjoyment from it.

The Pinnacle 85 is an excellent choice for intermediate to very good riders who want an agile, lively ski for all snow conditions and all terrains.

Review: Pros

  • Good fun
  • Lively and playful
  • Good grip
  • Versatile
  • Great off-piste behaviour
  • Enjoyable up to medium speeds

Review: Cons

  • Limited at high speed

The ski review scores

Turn initiation
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Stability
☆☆☆☆☆
14.5
Stability/turning performance
☆☆☆☆☆
15.0
Grip
☆☆☆☆☆
15.0
Short turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Long turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
15.5
Skid turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
17.5
Handleability
☆☆☆☆☆
17.5
Comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Snow contact
☆☆☆☆☆
16.5
Soft snow fluidity
☆☆☆☆☆
16.5
Freeride - Flotation quality
☆☆☆☆☆
17.5
Handling in powder
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Performance on hard snow
☆☆☆☆☆
14.3
Freeride - Performance on hard snow
☆☆☆☆☆
14.2
All-terrain comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
16.5

Who's it for?

Intermediate → Very good+

Manufacturer's remarks

The Pinnacle 85 is the most versatile ski in our Freeride selection. More technical riders will enjoy the narrow waist for fast downhill rides and all-terrain excursions. Those who've never ridden a ski with a freeride shape will find the 85 mm waist remains accessible and extremely manoeuvrable compared to a ski with the traditional shape and camber profile of all-mountain skis.


Features of the Pinnacle 85

Brand : K2
Model : Pinnacle 85
Year : 2019
Family : All-Mountain
Size tested : 177 cm
Tip size : 128 mm
Waist size : 85 mm
Tail size : 112 mm

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