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K2 Mindbender 99Ti (2021)

2021 Men's All-Mountain Ski Review

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Brand: K2

Model: Mindbender 99Ti



Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

138-99-123

Lengths (cm)

170, 177, 184, 191

Radius (m)

18.5

Gender

Male

Quickness / Maneuverability

3.85 / 5

Playfulness

3.45 / 5

Forgiveness

3.6 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

3.9 / 5

Crud Performance

3.8 / 5

Balance of Skills

3.65 / 5

Flotation

3.5 / 5

 

2021 K2 Mindbender 99Ti Men's All-Mountain Ski
The 2021 K2 Mindbender 99Ti Men’s All-Mountain SkiPhoto courtesy of K2

The K2 Mindbender 99Ti keeps a maple/aspen core sandwiched between two sheets of Titanal (the modifi ed upper layer puts metal over the edges in the shovel but not over the tail’s edges). While tester comments about the 99Ti were all positive, they varied on exact reasons why this ski stands out. Solid ski for intermediates looking to break through? Check. Stable crud destroyer? Check. Can make different turn shapes with a forgiving tail? Check. Damp at speed? Check. A true jack-of-all trades.

STRENGTHS: Stability at Speed, Hard-Snow Integrity

WEAKNESSES: Forgiveness, Playfulness

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