K2 AMP Bolt

2016

Freestyle
K2
Price: £625.00 (with binding )
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 125-72-99
Turn radius 18m (179cm)
Lengths 172, 179, 186
Construction Sidewall
Carbon & Titanal woodcore
Tip rocker
Strengths Great edge hold in longer turns. Nice binding/ski combo
Weaknesses Felt grabby in short and medium radius turns

They say

K2’s ultimate rock solid carving tool for top level performance on firmer snow.

We say

The ski and binding combination feel great as an overall package, very sturdy and really well integrated. In longer turns the Bolt is good at speed, with a solid feel along the edge of the ski giving firm hold on the snow. Although it felt reliable and grippy in long turns, the Bolt didn’t have the responsiveness and lively feel needed to work well in a variety of turn shapes, with the ski feeling quite grabby at times, this may have been down to the tuning of the ski we tested, because in the past the Bolt has been an award winner and has proved itself to be a well rounded ski.

Tester Comments

Al Morgan
Good at speed in longer turns on grippy snow
Mike Barker
Great feel of ski with binding combination but lacked responsiveness