K2 Potion 74 XTi

2015

Women's Piste Performance
K2
Price: £540.00 (Including Bindings)
Overall:
On piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
Bumps:
Ease of use:
Suitability for level:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Lower Intermediate Upper Advanced Upper Expert Upper Intermediate
Sidecut 121-74-107
Turn radius 13 (160)
Lengths 146, 153, 160, 167
Construction Metal Laminate
Hybritech Sidewall
BioFlex 3
Strengths Very easy to use. Light and playful
Weaknesses Loses grip at higher speeds

They say

The new Potion is designed for skiers demanding precision on the steepest, firmest runs on the mountain. It uses a strong Metal Laminate construction and Speed Rox technology for extreme edge hold and confidence.

We say

This was another ski that was exceptionally easy to use, being very easy to steer and initiate the turn. It pivots without any effort which makes it perfect for short turns and making quick adjustments to change the line of the turn. Essentially it’s a light, confidence inspiring ski that feels like it’s working with you rather than putting up a fight.  In long turns it feels comfortable and grippy, but it does have limits, for skiers fairly new to carving the Potion would work really well, however stronger, more aggressive skiers will lose grip at higher speeds and on harder snow.

Tester Comments

Lynn Mill
Very easy to steer and initiate the turn, lacks depth through the turn and expert skiers will want more power
Steph Ede
Feels good on long turns, playful and easy to use