Outlaw (2009)

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K2 Apache Outlaw

Rating: / 5
Price: $875.00
Year: 2009
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 129/92/115
Lengths:

Stability at speed: 3.59 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.09 / 5
Crud performance: 3.39 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.00 / 5

It's technically a cap construction, but the Outlaw's sidewalls are close enough to vertical that it's a fine distinction. And testers weren't complaining about lack of power. In fact, the Outlaw-which is 4 mm wider than last year's-was among the most stable and muscular skis in the category, thanks to two sheets of metal and a wood core. "Will rail a turn on hardpack or rip Wilbere Bowl on a deep day," said Preston. "Super stable in either situation."

Best For

Smoothing out deep chop

Not For

Any quick moves; it's a bruiser.