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K2 Pinnacle 85 2018

Reviewed by PROSKILAB
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PROSKILAB™ reviewers comments

The Pinnacle 85 from K2 performs well and easily overall, and scores high for its agility and playfulness. Behavior on the runs is globally good, with very responsive turn initiation and good grip. The ski is very comfortable, needs little engagement and cushions the terrain well. Off-piste, the ski is remarkably easy. It’s a shame that the tip is a bit damp so tends to float and chatter at high speed on the groomed slopes which can hamper freeride in choppy snow. The Pinnacle 85 is an excellent model that will suit intermediary to good riders looking for a nimble and easy ski for the groomed runs, together with carefree rides discovering the joys of carreering down virgin slopes.

Review: Pros

  • Light, playful and easy to handle
  • Good performance overall
  • User-friendly
  • Good grip
  • Comfortable
  • Flotation in the powder
  • Carving/skid turn qualities

Review: Cons

  • Damp tip that floats at high speed and hampers progress in the crud

The ski review scores

Turn initiation
☆☆☆☆☆
16.5
Stability
☆☆☆☆☆
15.0
Stability/turning performance
☆☆☆☆☆
15.5
Grip
☆☆☆☆☆
15.5
Short turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
16.0
Long turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
15.5
Skid turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
17.5
Handleability
☆☆☆☆☆
18.0
Comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
18.5
Snow contact
☆☆☆☆☆
16.5
Soft snow fluidity
☆☆☆☆☆
17.5
Performance on hard snow
☆☆☆☆☆
14.8
Freeride - Performance on hard snow
☆☆☆☆☆
15.8
Any ground comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
15.8

Who's it for?

Intermediate → Very good

Manufacturer's remarks

Your passport to all the fun of freeride

Features of the Pinnacle 85

Brand : K2
Model : Pinnacle 85
Year : 2018
Family : All-Mountain front
Size tested : 177 cm
Tip size : 128 mm
Waist size : 85 mm
Tail size : 112 mm
Radius for the size reviewed : Not available

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Reviewed by PROSKILAB™

in La Clusaz, France, March 2017