Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Brands

All-Mountain Wide Skis

K2 Mindbender 98ti Alliance (2020)

2020 Women's All Mountain Wide Ski

Lock Icon

Become a member to unlock this story and receive other great perks.

Already have an Outside Account? Sign in

Outside+ Logo

All Access
45% Cyber Week Sale
only $4.54/month*

  • A $500 value with everything in the Print + Digital Plan plus 25+ benefits including:
  • Member-only content on all 17 publications in the Outside network like Outside, Climbing, Backpacker, Trail Runner and more
  • Video: Learn to Bump with Plake and Backcountry Basics with Mike Hattrup
  • Access to the SKI Gear Concierge service
  • Access to the Warren Miller film library and first access to annual film tour
  • Gaia GPS Premium with hundreds of maps and global trail recommendations, a $39.99 value
  • Annual subscription to Outside magazine
Join Outside+
Ski Mag

Print + Digital
Special Price
$2/month*

  • Annual subscription to SKI magazine
  • Access to all member-exclusive content and gear reviews on SKImag.com
  • Ad-free access to SKImag.com
Join SKI

*Outside memberships are billed annually. Print subscriptions available to U.S. residents only. You may cancel your membership at anytime, but no refunds will be issued for payments already made. Upon cancellation, you will have access to your membership through the end of your paid year. More Details

Brand: K2

Model: Mindbender 98ti Alliance



Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

134-98-120

Lengths (cm)

154, 161, 168, 175

Radius (m)

15.6

Gender

Female

Level

Advanced

Quickness / Maneuverability

3.93 / 5

Playfulness

3.93 / 5

Forgiveness

3.64 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

3.5 / 5

Crud Performance

3.5 / 5

Balance of Skills

3.71 / 5

Flotation

3.79 / 5

 

2020 K2 Mindbender 98ti Alliance
The all-new 2020 K2 Mindbender 98ti Alliance.Photo courtesy of K2

What our lady testers expected from a new K2 women’s model was a user-friendly all-rounder. What they got from the new 98ti Alliance was a more advanced ski, best suited to ladies who really stand on top of their sticks and manually engage them. Featuring K2’s new Titanal Y-Beam technology that significantly damps the ride, the 98ti Alliance is not the intermediate tool you’ve come to expect from K2—it’s an all-mountain charger.

STRENGTHS: Stability at Speed, Overall Impression

WEAKNESS: Crud