2022 K2 Disruption 78 C Skis w/ M3 11 Bindings

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K2 Disruption 78C Skis w/ M3 10 Comp ACT Bindings

The Disruption line is a fantastic place for all front-side skiers who are looking for strong on-trail performance. The K2 Disruption 78C skis with bindings are a light, narrow-ish setup for intermediate and advanced skiers who are looking to perfect the art of the carved turn. Built with the Disruption credo in mind, the 78C has a lot of technology packed into a small zone. While the upper-end models have titanal I-Beams, the 78C has a carbon one. This reduces weight, making the ski more accessible for intermediate and advanced skiers who aren't looking for a super-damp or stiff ski. The carbon still does a good job at stiffening the overall flex of the ski, and since it expands to the edges in the underfoot region, it makes for better torsional stiffness as well. Having that carbon right over the edge allows the skier to really dig in and get some fantastic grip on the hard pack. Since the skis are only 78 mm wide in the waist, they already have a good amount of stiffness underfoot, but that carbon does a great job at bolstering that performance. Keeping things damp in the tips and tails is the Dark Matter Damping polymer that absorbs those unwanted vibrations, making your ride silky and smooth. Intermediate and advanced skiers looking for a great blend of light weight and carving power will love the value and top-end feel of the K2 Disruption 78C skis with bindings.

Features:

  • Sidecut: 125/78/112
  • Turn Radius: 15.6 m at 170
  • Wood Core
  • Carbon I-Beam
  • Dark Matter Damping
  • Tip Rocker
  • M3 10 Bindings
  • Ability Level: Intermediate Skiers

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Preferred Terrain
 All-Mountain •  Groomers 

All-Mountain
Groomers

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2022 K2 Disruption 78 C Skis w/ M3 11 Bindings

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I've been skiing on an old pair of K2 Apache Strykers (167cm) and I'm looking to purchase a new pair of skis (w/ bindings) and would love some help! I live in Virginia, will ski 15+ days a season here, I'm 5'11, ~170lbs and consider myself an advanced intermediate. Given I haven't purchased a pair of skis in YEARS, I'm slightly torn on what I should consider. I've been looking at the K2 Disruptions 78C, Elan Wingman 82, K2 Mindbender 90C and Volkl Kanjo 84's (among others). Ideally, I'd love a ski that works well for here in Virginia on groomers, etc, but a pair that I could also take with me for the once in a blue moon I get to head out west. Any advice on what ski's and size would be best? THANKS!
Question by: Matt on Jan 19, 2022, 8:57 AM
Hello Matt,

Based on your stats, skiing location and terrain preferences, we would recommend the Volkl Kanjo. We like to say the mid-80's waist width is ideal for true all-mountain skiing. Groomers, bumps, trees, steeps and 3-6" of fresh. Out of all the ski listed this is by far the most versatile and will allow you to take a that Western Trip and have great soft snow/powder versatility as well. It will also grip and hold a great edge on the Eastern hard pack. You should be in the 175 length.

Have fun!

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Answer by: Dave Hatoff on Jan 20, 2022, 10:25 AM
I'm a 5'9" 180lb intermediate/advanced in Utah. I have some Ripsticks that I love for soft snow, but am looking for something that's better at ripping the groomers and carving on firmer snow. I was looking at these k2's but can't decide on 78C vs Ti with the $200 price jump, I don't have much experience with metal in skis. Also would love some other recommendations in similar price ranges.
Question by: Sam Beveridge on Jan 24, 2022, 11:36 AM
HI Sam!
The use of carbon instead of titanal in the 78C is probably a better choice for most skiers--it's still strong and energetic, but a lot less demanding. The Ti requires more work and more speed to access better performance, and that's not to say the carbon version lacks--it's actually pretty stout. Rossignol Experience 82 Basalt is another great choice. Have fun!
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Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Jan 24, 2022, 4:49 PM
Hello, I am getting back into skiing after 20 years. I have seasonal
rentals this year. I wanted to checkout the new technology before buying. I consider myself advanced, but a bit calmer these days. I'm looking for a front end ski for groomers and the hard pack in eastern PA. K2 DISRUPTION 78 C Seem to be a good fit, but also looking at Head V6. I am 49, 160 Lbs and 5'10 and ski about 15 times per year. My rentals are 160's, but I'm thinking toward 170's. Just wanted your opinion. Does this sounds reasonable or you can suggest something else you see as a better fit? Your site and reviews are awsome! I really value your options.
Question by: Chris on Feb 14, 2022, 8:25 PM
HI Chris!
I think you're on the right track for sure. They are comparable skis for sure, and I don't think you'll notice much difference. Price and availability may be determining factors. I do not think the 170 will be too long, rather they will help you because they are more stable while still being a light overall ski.
Have fun!
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Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Feb 17, 2022, 1:32 PM
Hi, I am looking for a new pair of frontside skis. I am between the K2 Disruption 78 C and the Blizzard Thunderbird Sport Ti. At 51 years old, I stay on-piste these days and I am a high intermediate to low advanced skier. Also, I am a little between sizes. I’m 5’10” and 195 lbs and I’m debating whether to go with 170s or 175/177s. Any suggestions as to what ski would fit me best and what length I should be looking at? Thanks for your help.
Question by: Ray on Feb 19, 2022, 12:19 PM
HI Ray!
I like the lightness of the K2 versus the Sport, given that their performance is about the same. I also think the shorter skis are just more fun, allowing for better carving and edge grip. I'd go with the K2 in the 170. have fun!
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Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Feb 21, 2022, 9:43 AM
Hey guys - I skied on rentals with the K2 Disruption 78C and loved them. Looking to get a pair but am tempted to get the STi skis instead. Can you help me out with the key differences. I am 174cm, 180lbs, advance on piste skier.
Question by: KT on Mar 7, 2022, 7:58 AM
HI KT!
The STi features the titanal laminate versus the carbon one of the 78C, so it adds some weight but also dampness and power. It does have a shorter turn radius as well, so it feels more like a race-style ski versus an all-mountain carver. If you liked the 78 C but felt like you wanted more power and a shorter arc, the STi is a fantastic choice.
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Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Mar 7, 2022, 11:46 AM
Would these skis be appropriate for a 5ft 8in hard charging 135 lb teenage girl? She skis hard and fast on groomed runs, does not spend much time in soft snow.
Question by: Frank on May 4, 2022, 12:10 AM
Hi Frank!

I think these would be a great fit for her. They're lightweight but stable and if all she does is rip groomers all day then these are the perfect tool for the job.

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Answer by: Chris McClelland on May 4, 2022, 1:33 PM
Will these skis be too much more difficult to progress on for entry level intermediates than the k2 76 or atomic vantage 79
Question by: Joe Ciarci on May 13, 2022, 10:29 PM
Hi Joe!

The 78 C is a bit of a bump in performance from the Disruption 76, but not so much so that it is inaccessible for intermediate skiers. There is a lot of performance to unlock with this ski and if you are looking to further progress your skill set this would be a great ski to carry you into those advanced levels of skiing.

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Answer by: Chris McClelland (Admin) on May 20, 2022, 9:52 AM
Does this ski true to size? I'm 5"7 165lbs, will the 163cm be too short? I'm a non-aggressive intermediate. I currently ski the Fischer Pro MT 86 TI at 160 which I find to be too short, and the QST 92 at 170cm which I find to work for me. I've been considering this as a frontside ski.
Question by: UD on May 21, 2022, 12:51 AM
Hi UD!

These are certainly not going to feel short, they may even feel a little longer than the stated size. The running length on these take up 88% of the ski so you get a lot to work with, which is great if you just want to lay that edge in and carve up a storm.

Have fun!
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Answer by: Chris McClelland (Admin) on Jun 1, 2022, 4:46 PM

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