2022 K2 Mindbender 85 Skis w/ Tyrolia Attack 11 GW Bindings

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K2 Mindbender 85 Skis with Bindings

Ready to move on from those system carving skis that don't offer you the versatility to take them off the groomers? Look no further than the K2 Mindbender 85 skis with bindings. This all-mountain setup is designed around intermediate skiers looking for something more versatile than their frontside skis, while not sacrificing the firm snow performance that they have come to know and love. The K2 Mindbender 85 offers a modern shape at a great value and is ultimately a very approachable ski for a lot of intermediate skiers and even tweeners. It doesn't feature some of the added technologies that the other Mindbenders feature in their construction, which helps keep the ski light and less demanding. The Mindbender 85 uses a full aspen Veneer wood core, a sidewall construction and camber underfoot, which all work together to provide solid edge hold and stability on firm snow. The Mindbender 85 also features a bit of tip and tail rocker which makes it easy to pivot and allows it to plane over softer snow and chop easier than something with more camber. Overall, this ski is super easy to handle which provides a bit of added confidence when venturing off the groomers and into more technical terrain. A generous sidecut and tight turn radius give the ski a strong and responsive feel on groomers and allows you to make shorter turns when necessary. Intermediate skiers looking for an all-mountain ski or tweeners that need something more robust than their old junior skis will love the performance of the K2 Mindbender 85 skis with bindings.


  • Sidecut: 130/85/113 mm at 170 centimeters
  • Turn Radius: 13.3 meters at 170 centimeters
  • Core: Aspen Veneer
  • Slantwall Construction
  • Rocker/Camber/Rocker Profile
  • Ability Level: Intermediate to advanced skiers

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Preferred Terrain
 All-Mountain •  Groomers 


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2022 K2 Mindbender 85 Skis w/ Tyrolia Attack 11 GW Bindings

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are the bindings mounted
Question by: Jay Sparkes on Oct 21, 2021, 9:55 PM
Hi Jay

If you provide your three digit boot sole length in millimeters when you place your order, we mount for free! Please note you will still have to take them to a certified technician at a local ski shop before your first run. They will need to set the forward pressure, Din and test the bindings with your boot and adjust them to your height and weight to ensure safety and stability.

Have fun!
Answer by: Reuben jalbert on Oct 22, 2021, 9:45 AM
Currently have Rossignol 78 RTL skis at 158. I’m a true intermediate and want something a little more stable at speed and better for going through Chop. 5’ - 9” 165lbs and non aggressive but seem to want more speed toward the end of the day once I’ve tamed the Midwest ice. Mostly carve on Blues but also do the blacks with sliding skid turns. Wanting to move up to about 163 - 167 for stability. Thinking of Rossignol 80 CA, 82 Basalt or K2 Mindbender 85.. What recommendation and length would you suggest.
Question by: Dennis on Apr 4, 2022, 2:02 AM
Hi Dennis!
I think the Basalt 82's in a 168 will be a great ski to check out. Still nice and lightweight but with a little more structure thanks to the basalt fiber laminate used in this ski. Not only that but the ski is a blast and feels great in bumps, woods, and hardpack.
Answer by: Chris McClelland on Apr 6, 2022, 2:07 PM
I am looking at Mindbener 85 and also the solomon stance 80s. I am a intermediate to advanced skiier. i used to ski a lot but now i only ski once a year in Big sky. i do a bit of everything there, groomers, trees, moguls, chutes. im looking for all mountain skis that could help me progress into the coulars maybbe. i will prolly start skiing more in the midwest when my kids get old enough. i dont plan on buying another ski after this. im 5'11 180 lbs. Any thoughts thoughts or suggestions would be great. thanks
Question by: Jim on Apr 8, 2022, 1:04 PM
Hi Jim!
The mindbender is going to be the more versatile of these two skis. The Stance is more focused on groomer performance with its single metal laminate so maybe not the right ski if you want to get into the woods. The K2 is also built tough so you'll get more longevity out of the ski.
Answer by: Chris McClelland on Apr 11, 2022, 5:02 PM
Hi FOlks! Quick quesiton on the bindings mounting. I have not yet bought my boots. So would the sole length vary by brand, or will it just vary by size? Have used mondo 25.5 recently, but also understand there might be some wiggle room based on the boot brand.
Question by: Jay on Jun 28, 2022, 11:24 PM
Hi Jay!

It definitely does vary brand by brand so you'll need to figure out a boot beforehand if you want to get your skis mounted. The variation in BSL comes from the minor differences in brands outer shells. Two boots could both be a 25.5 inner liner but the outer shells could be several mm apart when it comes to the BSL measurement due to construction techniques, boot shape, and shell thickness. Hope this answers your question!

Answer by: Chris McClelland (Admin) on Jun 30, 2022, 12:57 PM
I'm a pretty good skier that stays in the park a lot, but also likes glades and groomers will the mindbenders be a good pick for me?
Question by: Sean on Jul 7, 2022, 1:30 AM
Hi Sean!
If you're in the mid-80's rang for width and are in the park a lot, I'd look more to the K2 Sight. It's a great all-mountain twin and pretty burly. Great for bumps and trees, I think this is more what you're looking for versus the Mindbender. Have fun!
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert (Admin) on Jul 12, 2022, 2:08 PM

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