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K2

Olson’s Chairlift Trivia

Did you know that:   • K2 was once owned by Cummins Diesel. And later by Rubbermaid. • Beatrice Foods owned Hart skis. • Kingsford Charcoal owned Scott. • Ski competitions were started by the British. • A patent for a T-bar ski lift was filed two years before the first rope tow appeared. • Bob … More »

2022 Powder Buyer’s Guide pt 6 – skis

CELEBRITY SKI LINE  Over the last decade Kye Petersen has earned a reputation as one of the world’s best big-mountain skiers, stomping airs and bombing faces onboard planks made by several brands. Now he’s building his own, Kye Shapes, in collaboration with Johnny “Foon” Chilton. Out of Chilton’s Pemberton-based Foon Skis factory, Kye Shapes includes … More »

K2 Mindbender 108 Ti – Test 2022

K2 Mindbender Test 2022

SKI CANADA 2022 K2 MINDBENDER 108 Ti * FREERIDE/POWDER * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: Frontside to backside, freeride ski for western resorts. The first run on this ski, Technical Editor Ryan Stuart skied a steep fall line he’d never tried before so confidently he started questioning his own skis. “So intuitive and stable,” he said. … More »

K2 Disruption MTI Alliance

Turny and awesome appeared in just about every tester’s notes on the Disruption MTi Alliance. “Awesome power in the turn,” said Louise Draper. “Beautifulcarving ski on groomers and just as good off-piste,” wrote Jen Young. This ski was a test favourite, whether cruising or charging, groomers or bumps, expert or advanced skier. Inside this winning … More »

Powder Buyer’s Guide 2021

Whether you find it in the trees a few metres from the run or deep in the backcountry after a long skin up, there’s nothing like the feeling of choking on a face full of blower. Even untracked, boot-top fluff produces joy that’s hard to beat. This is why we eagerly wake in the dark, … More »

K2 Disruption 82 Ti ski test

K2 Disruption

Nimble, quick, turny, stable, fast. In other words, hold on. K2’s new on-piste ski family kept even the hardest-charging testers grinning. “The faster you ski, the better it gets,” wrote Chris Grover. “It loved to be powered through the turn,” added power carver Charlotte Fletcher. The family of 10 skis split into two constructions: metal … 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 »

K2

Olson’s Chairlift Trivia

Did you know that:   • K2 was once owned by Cummins Diesel. And later by Rubbermaid. • Beatrice Foods owned Hart skis. • Kingsford Charcoal owned Scott. • Ski competitions were started by the British. • A patent for a T-bar ski lift was filed two years before the first rope tow appeared. • Bob … More »

2022 Powder Buyer’s Guide pt 6 – skis

CELEBRITY SKI LINE  Over the last decade Kye Petersen has earned a reputation as one of the world’s best big-mountain skiers, stomping airs and bombing faces onboard planks made by several brands. Now he’s building his own, Kye Shapes, in collaboration with Johnny “Foon” Chilton. Out of Chilton’s Pemberton-based Foon Skis factory, Kye Shapes includes … More »

K2 Mindbender 108 Ti – Test 2022

K2 Mindbender Test 2022

SKI CANADA 2022 K2 MINDBENDER 108 Ti * FREERIDE/POWDER * EDITORS’ CHOICE BEST FOR: Frontside to backside, freeride ski for western resorts. The first run on this ski, Technical Editor Ryan Stuart skied a steep fall line he’d never tried before so confidently he started questioning his own skis. “So intuitive and stable,” he said. … More »

K2 Disruption MTI Alliance

Turny and awesome appeared in just about every tester’s notes on the Disruption MTi Alliance. “Awesome power in the turn,” said Louise Draper. “Beautifulcarving ski on groomers and just as good off-piste,” wrote Jen Young. This ski was a test favourite, whether cruising or charging, groomers or bumps, expert or advanced skier. Inside this winning … More »

Powder Buyer’s Guide 2021

Whether you find it in the trees a few metres from the run or deep in the backcountry after a long skin up, there’s nothing like the feeling of choking on a face full of blower. Even untracked, boot-top fluff produces joy that’s hard to beat. This is why we eagerly wake in the dark, … More »

K2 Disruption 82 Ti ski test

K2 Disruption

Nimble, quick, turny, stable, fast. In other words, hold on. K2’s new on-piste ski family kept even the hardest-charging testers grinning. “The faster you ski, the better it gets,” wrote Chris Grover. “It loved to be powered through the turn,” added power carver Charlotte Fletcher. The family of 10 skis split into two constructions: metal … 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 »

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