K2 2020 ski reviews
For a few years now, K2's Konic series skis have been reviewed and appreciated by the Proskilab reviewers.
Last year, the Konic 78 won the "Accessibility/Performance" medal; this year, the Konic 76 wins the "Best Ski" medal, which is well deserved.
The very best quality of the Konic 76 is its very high accessibility. The ski is very "easy to get to grips with", intuitive.... Read on
Well known to the Proskilab reviewers, the Wayback 96 at K2 remains at the best level and is confirmed as a reference in the market.
The ski was unanimously appreciated for its accessibility. "Easy to handle", the Wayback 96 is particularly docile on all types of terrain and "turns in all conditions". It is also a ski on which you can enjoy yourself quickly and easily without having to deploy... Read on
The Mindbender series is the new all-mountain and freeride range from K2.
The 88Ti in its dedicated women's version ("Alliance") is a stiffer model, reinforced by a Y-shaped Titanal plate - which K2 call the 'Titanal Y-Beam' - which brings it a little extra 'oomph' which the testers enjoyed.
"Quite stiff", "lively but not overly", the K2 plays on... Read on
Already tested last year, the Speed Charger from K2 does not seem to have changed much.
The Speed Charger's behaviour is sound, with a very progressive flex. It is particularly effective in large curves with the DNA of a giant ski.
The ski is incisive, gripping, and solid in curves; it loops very well the ends of curves. The boost is correct without being destabilising. You feel confident, even... Read on
The Mindbender series replaces the excellent Pinnacle series from K2, well known to the Proskilab reviewers.
We have tested the red "C" (carbon) version, which has "Carbon Spectral Braid" technology, a carbon weaving with a variable density and orientation depending on the desired characteristics. There is a higher-end "Ti" version (sold for an extra $100 in the USA) that incorporates... Read on
The Anthem is a new series of women's all round/piste skis from K2. The Anthem 80 is the second widest ski in the range.
It's a soft ski, which has its advantages and inconveniences.
As it is easy to flex, it's a very accessible ski which is easy to turn and at ease in skid turns. The lightness is also an advantage.
The lack of rigidity becomes more apparent when the rhythm picks... Read on