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Which K2 Mindbender Ski is Right for You?

September 30, 2021

Introducing the 2021-2022 Mindbender Collection from K2 Skis, a collection designed to represent the feeling and energy of freeride skiing. A line with this many options could make for a tough choice when deciding which to buy, so we’re here to make choosing your new freeride skis as easy as possible...

When choosing a ski, there are a few important factors to consider. Start by asking yourself:

  1. Am I a beginner, intermediate, advanced, or expert skier?
  2. Do I prefer to ski on groomed and prepared slopes, or do I generally seek out bumps, trees, and off-trail terrain?
  3. Do I prefer a ski that is sturdy and stable, or a ski that is nimble and lively?
  4. Do I live in a place where soft snow is in short supply, or is it easy to find softer, deeper snow at my home mountain?

Here’s a breakdown of each set of skis in the collection based on how you answered:

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MINDBENDER 85/MINDBENDER 85 ALLIANCE
  • Beginner/intermediate 
  • Nimble and forgiving
  • Perfect if you are just beginning to dabble in going off-trail
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MINDBENDER 90C/MINDBENDER 90C ALLIANCE
  • Intermediate/advanced
  • Lightweight and intuitive
  • Will perform well on groomed slopes, bumps, and trees
  • Feels less intuitive in deep snow
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MINDBENDER 90TI/MINDBENDER 88TI ALLIANCE

  • Intermediate/advanced
  • Precise and stable
  • Excellent at high speeds on groomed slopes
  • Not the best option for soft and deep snow
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MINDBENDER 99TI/MINDBENDER 98TI ALLIANCE
  • Advanced/expert
  • Precise and stable
  • Great at high speeds on groomed slopes
  • Wide enough to perform extremely well in softer, deeper snow
  • Perfect if versatility is your priority
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MINDBENDER 108TI/MINDBENDER 106C ALLIANCE

  • Advanced/expert
  • Precise and stable yet still lively
  • Will perform well in virtually any condition
  • Perfect if versatility is your priority, but you live in an area where the snow is generally softer and deeper
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MINDBENDER 116C/MINDBENDER 115C ALLIANCE
  • Advanced/expert, but is perfectly suitable for intermediate/advanced skiers looking for a powder-specific ski
  • Extremely nimble and lively
  • Great in trees, bumps, and soft snow
  • Will feel amazing in both fresh tracks and end-of-day chop
  • Not the best option for groomed slopes

Want to get even deeper into the design and technical features of each ski? Check out our new Mindbender product videos. Happy skiing!

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