K2 Mindbender 108Ti
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Three words: Big. Mountain. Sender. Just like Springsteen, the K2 Mindbender 108Ti was “Born to Run” thanks to K2’s Y-Beam—a Y-shaped layer of Titanal that runs from the tip to the tail—and a solid core made of fir and aspen wood. The combination of those two add up to a healthy turn radius—just a smidge under 23 meters—in a ski that can bust through any conditions. A long and gradual tip rocker on the K2 Mindbender 108Ti keep you atop the deep stuff while a short, low-rise tail enables you to throw it sideways but, ultimately, provides a powerful backing when charging down the mountain.
FREESKIER tester thoughts:
“Awesome combination of stability and playfulness. Turn initiation and edge grip is better than most Titanal-infused, directional freeride skis, and the poplar core provides plenty of energy that helps give the ski a poppy, easy to maneuver feel in technical terrain.”