2022 K2 Mindbender 85 Skis
K2 Mindbender 85 Skis
Often cast in the shadow of the other skis in K2's Mindbender collection, the Mindbender 85 offers great all-mountain performance at a great value for skiers looking to transition into their first all-mountain ski. When it comes to the construction of the Mindbender 85, there isn't anything complicated or complex. Simple works well in a ski like this. A full wood core, sidewall construction and camber underfoot provide great edge hold on firm snow while a bit of rocker in the tip and tail add versatility and maneuverability to the ski's overall performance. No added materials like Titanal in this ski which keeps things light and quick for easy handling in variable terrain. A little bit of early taper in the tip allows the ski to not deflect as much when you take it into some choppy snow. It's refreshing to see some modern design features incorporated into a ski like this. Often times, skis in this category don't always boast features like these which help make skiing easier and more approachable to so many people. This ski offers a modern design for a great value and it is sure to bring you beyond the groomer for a more well-rounded experience out on the slopes. Intermediate skiers looking to get a little more adventurous, or tweeners looking for something more robust than their junior skis will love the added versatility and confidence inspiring shape of the K2 Mindbender 85.
- 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
All-Mountain • Groomers
I would go for the Mindbender 85 over the QST. I really like fast turning energetic skis and the 13.5 meter turn radius on the Mindbender throws you out of turns with a surprising amount of energy. I'm also a big fan of how nimble the ski is for having a more carving focused shape.