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Test 2020: K2 Mindbender 98 Ti Alliance

Test 2020: K2 Mindbender 98 Ti Alliance BEST FOR: A B.C. quiver of one. LENGTHS:              154, 161, 168, 175 DIMENSIONS:         134/98/120 RADIUS:                 16@168 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $700 OTHER MODELS:    115C, 106C, 90C, 88 Ti, 85  When K2 launched the Mindbender series, it made some big claims. Quick edge-to-edge. Amazing float. No speed limit. Grips hard snow. … More »

Test 2020: K2 Mindbender 99 Ti

K2 Mindbender 99 Ti BEST FOR: Those wanting a bigger ski that can do it all. LENGTHS:              170, 177, 184, 191 DIMENSIONS:         138/99/123 RADIUS:                 19@184 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $700 OTHER MODELS:    116C, 108 Ti, 90 Ti, 90C, 85  One of the biggest puzzles in ski design has been how to adjust the flex from edge-to-edge and … More »

Test 2019 backcountry – K2 Wayback & Talkback

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews METAL LIGHTWEIGHT Because Titanal adds dampening and edge grip, it’s a common ingredient in skis. But in the soft snow of the backcountry most manufacturers don’t think it’s worth the weight penalty. K2 disagrees. For its redesigned Wayback and women’s Talkback family of backcountry skis, K2 added Titanal underfoot … More »

Test 2019 women – K2 Tough Luv

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews SO MUCH SKI LOVE K2 took the 20th anniversary of its Women’s Alliance as an excuse to rethink almost its entire female-focused ski line. In the LUV Machine line of on-piste skis are two new models, the 72Ti and 74. The 72Ti is a missile with a 72mm waist … More »

Test 2019 – K2 iKonic 84 Ti

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews A STIFFER SPINE To add even more top-end performance to an already high-powered thrill ride, K2 changed the construction and added a full-length carbon strip to the topsheet of the iKonic 84 Ti. With K2’s new XTD Carbon Spyne, this ski delivers next-level precision and control. ($949; k2skis.com) K2 … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2018 – Women

Suffrage has arrived in skiing. Women are finally getting the attention and equipment they deserve, including Ski Canada’s round-up of cutting-edge stuff made just for those rocking the XX chromosome. FOR THE CHIQUITA     Fittingly launched on International Women’s Day, the Chiquita is not just Coalition Snow’s first ski for girls, it’s also a message … More »

What’s Trending

from Buyer’s Guide 2015 He said, she said Overheard at Denver’s  2014 SIA trade show: “If that were a bicycle, it would be a $10,000 frame.” Michael Kay talking about Völkl’s BMT chassis. “Duuuuude. It’s legal now. Ha, ha, ha, ha. Next year they’ll be selling it at Walmart.” Some random guy with beady eyes … More »

All-Mountain Skis

 by Marty McLennan, tech editor, in Buyer’s Guide 2014 issue photo: HENRY GEORGI  All-mountain ladies Fischer’s KOA 80 (122/80/110) is a strong all-round tool for powder and piste ladies. All-mountain rocker combines with sandwich sidewalls, proprietary Air Carbon technology and a 100 per cent wood core for a lively ski that’s both stable and easy … More »

Short Turns * Winter 2013

Happily ever après If you were meant to ski first tracks at Tremblant, then why are there so many late-night shows, bars, concerts and events going on? Après-ski options are a top reason this overly social resort is continually ranked first in the East by visitors like those from the U.S. Just the lineup of … More »

Gear News & Trends

Buyer's Guide 2013

Munich’s annual ski industry trade show ISPO is staggeringly massive. Thankfully technical editor Marty McLennan was able to ride between booths with a dedicated transportation attendant (see bikini).       THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE! Freeriding, that is. The slackcountry market keeps heating up, with more of us getting off the lift and hiking for freshies. … More »

Test 2020: K2 Mindbender 98 Ti Alliance

Test 2020: K2 Mindbender 98 Ti Alliance BEST FOR: A B.C. quiver of one. LENGTHS:              154, 161, 168, 175 DIMENSIONS:         134/98/120 RADIUS:                 16@168 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $700 OTHER MODELS:    115C, 106C, 90C, 88 Ti, 85  When K2 launched the Mindbender series, it made some big claims. Quick edge-to-edge. Amazing float. No speed limit. Grips hard snow. … More »

Test 2020: K2 Mindbender 99 Ti

K2 Mindbender 99 Ti BEST FOR: Those wanting a bigger ski that can do it all. LENGTHS:              170, 177, 184, 191 DIMENSIONS:         138/99/123 RADIUS:                 19@184 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $700 OTHER MODELS:    116C, 108 Ti, 90 Ti, 90C, 85  One of the biggest puzzles in ski design has been how to adjust the flex from edge-to-edge and … More »

Test 2019 backcountry – K2 Wayback & Talkback

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews METAL LIGHTWEIGHT Because Titanal adds dampening and edge grip, it’s a common ingredient in skis. But in the soft snow of the backcountry most manufacturers don’t think it’s worth the weight penalty. K2 disagrees. For its redesigned Wayback and women’s Talkback family of backcountry skis, K2 added Titanal underfoot … More »

Test 2019 women – K2 Tough Luv

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews SO MUCH SKI LOVE K2 took the 20th anniversary of its Women’s Alliance as an excuse to rethink almost its entire female-focused ski line. In the LUV Machine line of on-piste skis are two new models, the 72Ti and 74. The 72Ti is a missile with a 72mm waist … More »

Test 2019 – K2 iKonic 84 Ti

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews A STIFFER SPINE To add even more top-end performance to an already high-powered thrill ride, K2 changed the construction and added a full-length carbon strip to the topsheet of the iKonic 84 Ti. With K2’s new XTD Carbon Spyne, this ski delivers next-level precision and control. ($949; k2skis.com) K2 … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2018 – Women

Suffrage has arrived in skiing. Women are finally getting the attention and equipment they deserve, including Ski Canada’s round-up of cutting-edge stuff made just for those rocking the XX chromosome. FOR THE CHIQUITA     Fittingly launched on International Women’s Day, the Chiquita is not just Coalition Snow’s first ski for girls, it’s also a message … More »

What’s Trending

from Buyer’s Guide 2015 He said, she said Overheard at Denver’s  2014 SIA trade show: “If that were a bicycle, it would be a $10,000 frame.” Michael Kay talking about Völkl’s BMT chassis. “Duuuuude. It’s legal now. Ha, ha, ha, ha. Next year they’ll be selling it at Walmart.” Some random guy with beady eyes … More »

All-Mountain Skis

 by Marty McLennan, tech editor, in Buyer’s Guide 2014 issue photo: HENRY GEORGI  All-mountain ladies Fischer’s KOA 80 (122/80/110) is a strong all-round tool for powder and piste ladies. All-mountain rocker combines with sandwich sidewalls, proprietary Air Carbon technology and a 100 per cent wood core for a lively ski that’s both stable and easy … More »

Short Turns * Winter 2013

Happily ever après If you were meant to ski first tracks at Tremblant, then why are there so many late-night shows, bars, concerts and events going on? Après-ski options are a top reason this overly social resort is continually ranked first in the East by visitors like those from the U.S. Just the lineup of … More »

Gear News & Trends

Buyer's Guide 2013

Munich’s annual ski industry trade show ISPO is staggeringly massive. Thankfully technical editor Marty McLennan was able to ride between booths with a dedicated transportation attendant (see bikini).       THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE! Freeriding, that is. The slackcountry market keeps heating up, with more of us getting off the lift and hiking for freshies. … More »

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