Apache Recon (2008)

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Rating: / 5
Price: $1200.00
Year: 2008
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 119/78/105
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."

Best For

Easterner looking for width; Westerner who already has a powder ski.

Not For

Blasting through crud or maching down ice or frozen corduroy.