Slashing Turns and Prices
- Nov 13, 2015
A welcome addition to the Mindbender family, the all-new 96C presents an excellent middle-ground between some existing skis in the K2 line, and also carves out a great little niche for itself in the process. For years, the 90C and 116C has been the only Mindbender skis that use carbon spectral braiding in order to fine-tune the flex of the ski, leaving the 89/90, 99, and 108 as the Ti versions. The 85 kind of stands on its own as a more basic version and build, but the C and Ti skis definitely have more technology and sophistication involved. By bolstering the number and style of carbon-powered skis in the Mindbender line, K2 has opened up the all-mountain and freeride side of the spectrum to a whole new group of skiers. As the mid-90's model, the 96C serves as a benchmark ski in this category, and so far, we’ve found it to be fun, engaging, versatile, and smooth.