K2 2020 ski reviews
For the past few years, the Proskilab testers have reviewed the skis in the K2 Konic series and really liked them. Last year, the Konic 78 won the Accessibility/Performance award. This year, the Konic 76 snagged the Best Ski medal, which was well-deserved.
The Konic 76’s best quality is its accessibility. The ski is very “easy to handle” and intuitive. You immediately feel comfortable... Read on
Well-known among the Proskilab testers, the K2 Wayback 96 remains at the top level and is still a benchmark in the sector.
All the testers appreciated the ski’s accessibility. The Wayback 96 is "easy to handle,” calm in all types of terrain and “turns in all conditions.” You’ll immediately have a lot of fun on this ski with little effort even if you don’t have amazing... Read on
The Mindbender series is K2’s new freeride and all-mountain line. The 88 Ti Alliance is a women-specific ski and is a stiffer version. It is reinforced by a Y-shaped Titanal plate, called Titanal Y-Beam by K2, which gives it an extra dose of power that the testers really liked.
"Fairly stiff," "Lively but not overly so,” K2 strikes a balance between performance and accessibility.... Read on
We tested the K2 Speed Charger last year, and it does not seem to have changed much.
The Speed Charger has a progressive flex and its performance is solid. It has giant slalom DNA, so it performs particularly well in long turns.
The ski is precise, grippy, solid throughout the turn, and it finishes the turn really well. Rebound is decent and won’t throw you off balance. It inspires confidence,... Read on
The K2 Mindbender series replaces the excellent Pinnacle series, which is well known to the Proskilab testers.
We tested the "C" version (carbon), which is red and features the Carbon Spectral Braid technology, a carbon weave with a density and an orientation that vary along the length of the ski depending on what is needed. There is a higher-end version "Ti" (which is $100 more in the US)... Read on
The Anthem series is K2’s new all-mountain frontside women’s series. The Anthem 80 is the second widest ski in the range.
Evidently, it is a soft ski, with all the advantages and disadvantages that come with that.
It is easy to flex making it a very accessible ski, very easy to turn, forgiving, and comfortable in skidded turns. Its lightness is an added bonus.
However, you feel... Read on