“Hilarious fun!” was Co-editor Nicky’s appraisal of the Mindbender 88 Ti Alliance – our Overall Women’s Ski of the Year and one of a whopping 12 new skis in K2’s hotly anticipated all-new freeride-oriented Mindbender series this winter.
The K2 Mindbender 88 Ti Alliance takes home the ultimate prize because it’s a creatively crafted, grin-inducing, high performance freeride-oriented rig with all-mountain versatility. Precise yet playful, the 88 Ti Alliance is a wicked winter weapon for strong skiers who demand smiles and performance in equal measure.
Developed with Titanal Beam Technology (Ti) for ultimate accuracy, control, power and stability, the Mindbender 88 Ti Alliance switches from edge to edge with ease yet holds firm when you asked to power through the turn. Nicky gave it a solid outing at this year’s Ski Test and found it ‘ripped the black at high speed, carved like a dream and felt super stable and damp. A chatter-free zone.’
Strong and stable they may be, but it’s the fun-loving character of the Mindbender 88 Ti Alliance that really tickles us. Great looking and laden with personality, the 88 Ti’s carry K2’s freestyle heritage into the present, popping, dropping and exploding all over the mountain.
‘These skis breed burning legs, high fives and smiles sailing from piste to sidecountry with reliable edge grip and spring underfoot” says British Freeride’s Amy Marwick “Just be sure to stay on top or these cheeky ladies might run away from you.”
Lengths: 149, 156, 163, 170
Turn radius: 14.7 @ 163
Weight per pair: 1570g @ 163cm
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