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K2 Speed Charger reviews 2018

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PROSKILAB™ reviewers' comments

Slightly disappointing performance-wise (unfortunately tested too short), the K2 Speed Charger is still a ski that the PROSKILAB™ reviewers enjoyed immensely, as it's both extremely consistent and accessible. It’s happy in all circumstances at reasonable speeds, easily alternating between skids and carves in all types of turn. Turn initiation is simple and you just need to lean a little for effortless carving. Unfortunately, the ski loses its qualities when pushed to its limits at very high speed and on hard pack, where tail pressure is less incisive. The Speed Charger is an excellent choice for intermediary to good riders who want a ski that’s nimble, user-friendly and versatile, without necessarily wanting an ultra-athletic ski. We advise medium-build riders to go for the next size up.

Review: Pros

  • Very accessible and user-friendly overall
  • Easy and intuitive turn initiation
  • Can handle all radius turns
  • Good skid turn performance
  • Good overall behavior up to medium speeds

Review: Cons

  • Tested a bit short (168 cm)
  • Slight lack of performance
  • Lacks tail grip at high speed on hard pack

The ski review scores

Turn initiation
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Stability
☆☆☆☆☆
15.0
Stability/turning performance
☆☆☆☆☆
13.8
Grip
☆☆☆☆☆
14.0
Short turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
17.5
Long turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
14.5
Skid turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
18.5
Handleability
☆☆☆☆☆
18.5
Comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
17.5
Snow contact
☆☆☆☆☆
15.0
Soft snow fluidity
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0

Who's it for?

Basic+ → Very good

Manufacturer's remarks

A stable and powerful ski, with a long-turn radius for speed freaks

Features of the Speed Charger

Brand : K2
Model : Speed Charger
Year : 2018
Family : Carvers
Size tested : 168 cm
Tip size : 120 mm
Waist size : 72 mm
Tail size : 100 mm
Radius for the size reviewed : Not available

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Reviewed by PROSKILAB™

in La Clusaz, France, March 2017