Rating: / 5
Lengths: 160, 167, 174, 181
Stability at speed: 3.68 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.28 / 5
Crud performance: 3.77 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.89 / 5
K2 was the first to marry deep sidecut to a midfat waist. That legacy endures in the amazing Recon, which retains an ideal blend of soft-snow/hard-snow performance. There’s enough width to float in powder, but two sheets of metal and a wood core give it integrity. "Turn-entries are like silk, and the platform is nice and friendly," said Morgan. "Comfort and consistency are its hallmarks."
Easterner looking for width; Westerner who already has a powder ski.
Blasting through crud or maching down ice or frozen corduroy.