Apache Recon (2009)

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K2 Apache Recon

Rating: / 5
Price: $1225.00
Year: 2009
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 119/78/105

Stability at speed: 3.86 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.24 / 5
Crud performance: 3.72 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.81 / 5

Testers haven't tired of the venerable Recon-the prototypical hard-snow/soft-snow do-everything ski. It's been a champ of the AME Freeride category for years, but here it is in AME Speed. That's a testament to its versatility-and an indication of how grippy today's wider waists can be, especially when reinforced with metal and paired with a wide-body binding like the Marker MX. "Soft, smooth and silky, but the response is still excellent," said McGrath.

Best For

High speeds on soft snow

Not For

Eastern/Midwestern ice