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Our Annual Buyer’s Guide is still cooking, but we’re giving you a quick glance under the hood at some next year’s most exciting new skis. The all-new K2 2022 lineup is led by the flagship Mindbender collection, one of our favorite set of playful freeride chargers. The collection below is every ski that K2 submitted to our 2021 Ski Test. With metal and carbon layups in the Mindbender series and incredible flex and pop in the Reckoner series, K2 built a pair of twigs for every kind of rider.
Mindbender 108Ti and Mindbender 106c
The Mindbender 108Ti delivers at any speed in any conditions. A mid-fat waist width, long turn radius, All-Terrain Rocker profile, and Titanal Y-Beam construction work together to create a stable, unflinching freeride ski that wants to be pushed. Whether the snow is soft, firm, chunky, or all of the above, you’ll be ready to play through
From the pow to the park and everywhere in between, the Reckoner 102 delivers thanks to its heavy freestyle influence. Featuring the same tech as its bigger brothers but with a more nimble waist width, this playful twin-tip is at home whipping cork threes off cat tracks, pivoting through tight east coast trees, or hunting for side hits on the groomers. Wherever you decide to take it, the Reckoner 102 has got your back.
Mindbender 99Ti and Mindbender 98Ti Alliance
Quick edge to edge? Check. Surprising float in the soft stuff? Oh, you bet. The Mindbender 99Ti boasts the most well-rounded skill set among its peers thanks to a moderate waist width, Titanal Y-Beam construction, and our All-Terrain Rocker profile. Striking the perfect balance between agility and stability, this is the go-to ski for confident ripping all over the mountain
To learn more about the 2022 K2 Skis lineup, go to K2’s website.