Rating: / 5
Stability at speed: 3.53 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.33 / 5
Crud performance: 3.53 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.54 / 5
Hard snow? Not K2’s favorite subject. So like the ADD kid who manages an A in math, they deserve extra credit for the Crossfire, which holds its own against the Eurocarvers. Square sidewalls, metal laminates, tons of sidecut, the powerful Marker Inter-Pivot heel and vibration dampeners give it power and hard-snow edge-grip. And yet the K2 personality still lurks in there, so the Crossfire scored top marks for both forgiveness and crud performance. “Versatile, fun, fast,” said McGrath.