K2 Charger

2019

Men's Piste Performance
K2
Price: £535.00 (with binding)
Overall:
On piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
Bumps:
Ease of use:
Suitability for level:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Advanced Upper Expert
Sidecut 126-76-105
Turn radius 17m (175cm)
Lengths 161, 168, 175
Construction Sidewall
Carbon & woodcore
Tip rocker
Strengths Light, easy to use, smooth ride. Good grip in longer turns
Weaknesses Felt less solid in short turns on hard pistes

They say

Precise and accurate feel for ripping groomers all day.

We say

The K2 is an easy, accessible ski to use. Underfoot it feels light, very playful and just generally great fun to use for all types of turn shapes. The profile works really well in allowing an easy, zero effort entry into the turn. As speeds increase the construction sets up a smooth ride, while edge grip is solid and reassuring, particularly in soft, well-groomed conditions it feels a perfect blend of ease of use allied to solid performance. The K2 feels best suited in medium to long arcs, in short turns it works well enough but due to its light lost a bit of grip in hard conditions. Overall, a great, easy to use all rounder for aspiring carving skiers.

Tester Comments

James Allen
Cracking all rounder that’s been a real surprise to me. Light and easy to use, but surprisingly stable.
John Taylor
Easy to use and rewards good skiing but might not suit an aggressive skier.