Mens Skis

K2 Mindbender 116C

2021 Men's Best Value Deep Snow Ski Review

Overall Rating: 4.08


Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)


Lengths (cm)

179, 186, 193

Radius (m)



4.45 / 5

Quickness / Maneuverability

4.18 / 5


4.14 / 5


3.86 / 5

Crud Performance

4.14 / 5

Balance of Skills

3.77 / 5



2021 K2 Mindbender 116C Men's Deep Snow Ski
The 2021 K2 Mindbender 116C Men’s Deep Snow SkiPhoto courtesy of K2

While the Mindbender 116C wasn’t the widest entry in the Deep Snow category, it did provide one of the most stable platforms, earning the highest category score for Flotation. Testers found the 116C in the 186cm length to be especially easy to ski, ideal for strong intermediates and advanced skiers looking to add a powder ski to their quiver. Don’t be fooled, however, as the widest Mindbender can happily handle experts. 

STRENGTHS: Flotation, Quickness

WEAKNESSES: Versatility, Forgiveness

Awards for the K2 Mindbender 116C

20201 Best Value Ski Test Badge
The K2 Mindbender 116c won Best Value in the Men’s Deep Snow Ski Category.