• For more information on how to avoid pop-up ads and still support SkiTalk click HERE.

k2 skis

  1. Jerez

    Replacement for K2 Pinnacle 105

    In the spirit of remembering this is asking forum.... In prepping my DHs skis for summer storage, I see that the edges are getting awfully thin. Figure he will need replacements for these much beloved skis by the end of next season. If we have one. He is, ahem, older. Good skier. 172 lbs. We...
  2. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2021 K2 Disruption MTI Review

  3. Tricia

    Reports from the Floor Outdoor Retailer 2020

    @Philpug and I arrived in Denver last night, picked up our credentials and took a sneak peek while exhibitors were setting up. We're hitting the ground running this morning and will be reporting from the floor. Stay tuned. *when this thread is opens this morning, the other two threads will...
  4. Philpug

    Cage Match Comparison 2020 Blizzard Bonafide vs 2020 K2 Mindbender 99Ti

    Here is a good old-vs-new-guard Cage Match, the Blizzard Bonafide and the K2 Mindbender 99Ti. In about 2010, the Bonafide tore the torch away from the Völkl Mantra to become the reference ski in the 98mm category; it carried that torch until the golden child, Nordica Enforcer, started shining...
  5. Tricia

    Cage Match Comparison 2020 Blizzard Black Pearl 98 vs 2020 K2 Mindbender 98Ti Alliance

    This Cage Match is one of the most requested this season; apparently everyone wants to see a long-time fan favorite spar with the new member in the clubhouse. If you have read my reviews for any amount of time, you know that I have long loved the Blizzard Black Pearl 98 (originally the Samba)...
  6. Philpug

    Cage Match Comparison 2020 K2 Mindbender 99Ti vs 2020 Liberty Evolv 100

    There is no question that K2 has shifted gears over the past few years with new designers, new skis, and a new attitude. We have also seen a shift at Liberty with brand new collections, including the Evolv 100 featured here. Why did I choose these two to go against each other? First, they are...
  7. gwasson

    Pep Fujas and K2 parting ways

  8. Ron

    Individual Review Ron's 2020 Reviews 90mm and Wider: The Way I Ski It

    Fischer Ranger 94 FR Dimensions: 126-92-117 Radius: 17m@177cm Sizes: 161, 169, 177, 185 Size tested: 177 Design: All New The Ranger 94 FR was a real surprise for me. I really liked it on the firm groomed snow. It does a lot of things well. It is solid, energetic, and fun, as well as fairly damp...
  9. Philpug

    Comparison Review Philpug's 2020 Reviews, 90-99mm Skis

    Here is the first of many segments of 2020 ski reviews. Dynastar Menace 98 Dimensions: 132-98-120 Radius: 23m@181cm Sizes: 169, 175, 181, 187 Size tested: 181 Design: Mostly New The Menace 98 is in that playful, youth-oriented 98 range at a price point hundreds less than many other options...
  10. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2020 K2 Mindbender 90 Ti Review

    This week on Chairlift Chat we take a look at the new 2020 K2 Mindbender 90 Ti! Easily one of the most versatile skis in this width range. We're pretty stoked on the new collection as a whole! This thing made me feel like I actually know how to ski bumps...
  11. Brock Tice

    K2 Bumps Challenge - Need costume ideas!

    This may not be a typical race, but I'm doing the K2 bumps challenge in a few weeks, doing as many laps as I can on Al's Run at Taos in three hours. I get a bonus of one lap for wearing a costume, and two laps if I win best costume. I'm racking my brain but not having much luck yet, the key...
  12. Tricia

    Individual Review Long-Term Review: K2 Mindbender 88Ti Alliance

    Dimensions: 125-88-112 Radius: 14.7m@163cm Sizes: 149, 156, 163, 170 Size tested: 170 Design: All New I am one of the women fortunate enough to get an early look at a K2 Mindbender Alliance ski. First, let's talk about the name "Alliance." The K2 Alliance program was started more than 20 years...
  13. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2020 K2 Mindbender 108Ti Review

    @Philpug and @Tricia went live today with some info on the Mindbender 99Ti, and we've got a full review of the 108Ti for you! Pretty exciting new collection from K2, we're excited to continue to ski and test them throughout the season.
  14. Lady_Salina

    Any ladies at Pugski tried the new K2 Mindbender 88

    I like the sound of this ski (not an ad for evo here but they have all the info on it) https://www.evo.com/skis/k2-mindbender-88ti-alliance-womens I'm looking for a performance type all mountain type ski for high end sessions at Whistler, BC. My slalom race ski I always find daunting when they...
  15. Philpug

    Individual Review 2020 K2 Mindbender 99Ti

    This is updated from a Sneak Peek thread. So, 99 is the waist and I am sure it will be in the name and since there is some metal in it, so let's just call it the 99Ti at this point. These are not the graphics but I think they will be pretty minimalist like what is pictured. All I can say at...
  16. Noodler

    Who owns who? Current ski company ownership

    I've lost track of which ski companies are in which company "families". I've searched, but not coming up with an accurate updated picture of how things currently are with the parent companies and their brands. Anyone have a reference source with the answers?
  17. SkiTalk Test Team

    Comparison Review 2019 Ski Reviews Are In!

    Here are links to all of the reviews we have compiled of the 2019 skis. Full List By brand:
  18. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2019 K2 Brand Preview

    K2 is one of those brands that just keeps producing high quality skis that are really fun to ride, and 2019 is certainly no exception. This week on Chairlift Chat we walk you through their collection for the upcoming ski season! You'll find results on a lot of their skis in our 2019 ski test...
  19. ScotsSkier

    Individual Review 2019 K2 Super Charger

    2019 K2 Super Charger Dimensions: 126-76-105; tuned at 1°/2° Radius: 17m@175cm Size tested: 175 cm Construction: Carryover/NGT At the Pugski Mini-Gathering/Private Demo at Mt Rose last week, I was just pulling my Rossi 190/35 FIS Rossi GS skis out of the truck when Tricia comes over and says...
  20. Wasatchman

    What would you do to rejuvenate K2 skis?

    As someone who has an affinity toward the K2 ski brand due to its American heritage, I've been watching the brand struggle for quite some time now with share loss. I always expected this past season to be a transitional year due to ownership change as well as management change. That said, as I...