October 29, 2019

Tech Favorites: New Gear to Try This Year

K2 iKonic Skis

The K2 iKonic 84ti makes a great ski for the advanced to expert skier looking for an easy to maneuver ride for spending the majority of their time on the front side of the mountain with some off-trail capabilities.

Strung up with Exo-Konic™ Technology and a full Carbon Spyne™, these titanal-infused freaks are tailor-made to take on the whole mountain. With a versatile 84mm waist, the Ikonic 84ti will transition from morning boilerplate to afternoon cut-up like a champ. And with a medium-length turn radius, these beasts pack the punch you need for top-end mashing without feeling overpowering.

Ride Machete Board

Quadratic Sidecut improves turn initiation/exit and edge grip. Carbon Slimerods® 1.0 have carbon for pop and a slime-core to smooth out the landings. Carbon Array 3™ provides extra pop without adding stiffness. Slimewalls® provide a smoother ride and increase durability. The Machete is a mid-flexing twin suited for all levels of freestyle riders.

Never Summer Proto Type Two Board

The Proto Type Two is a perfect asymmetrical combination of the Funslinger and Ripsaw. Featuring a perfect mid flex with Ripsaw Rocker Camber Profile for trench digging edge hold and tremendous pop becoming the go anywhere, shred anything asym twin. Deeper heelside sidecut, space age topsheet, NS SuperLight Wood Core, and Vario Power Grip Sidecut creates a super stable, all mountain twin dominator. X – Wide version of the original.

The Women’s Proto Type Two is the perfect all around asymmetrical twin. It features a new progressive shape, deeper heelside sidecut, Ripsaw Rocker Camber Profile and a perfect mid flex. It’s the most versatile board you’ll ever ride. Pop in and out of the park, carve the steeps and maneuver through trees like you’re riding three different boards. The Women’s Proto is exactly your type. 

Salomon QST Skis

One of the best-selling and best-love freeride skis of the past few years, the Salomon QST 106 Skis get a thorough revamp for 2020. Sidecut has been changed for easier and quicker turn initiation and Powerframe Ti (Titanal) has been added for stability and power, along with a cork insert in the tip to reduce vibration. With a slightly stiffer overall flex, the QST 106 is a chargier version of the ski that took the freeride world by the horns three seasons ago and will appeal to stronger and faster skiers who want a quiver-of-one freeride tool.

K2 Mindbender Skis

Step into the big leagues with the K2 Mindbender Skis. The burliest skis out of K2 s new Mindbender collection, the Mindbenders delivers a powerful, smooth ride at the highest speeds, on the rowdiest terrain. Built for the aggressive skier who appreciates the dampness of a Titanal layup and the stability of a longer turn radius, the Mindbender was built for rippers, by rippers. This K2 passion project has been thoroughly tested around the world for the past several seasons, delivering a new standard of big mountain confidence you can count on when things get steep and spicy.

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