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Apache Outlaw (2008)

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Rating: / 5
Price: $1300.00
Year: 2008
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 124/88/111
Lengths: 167, 174, 181

Stability at speed: 3.70 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.26 / 5
Crud performance: 3.58 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.65 / 5

It’s always surprising when a K2 is the damp, brawny one in the group. But there it is, No. 1 in Stability at Speed and Hard-Snow Grip. Marker’s Piston binding gets some credit. So do two sheets of metal and K2’s Monic vibration module. It adds up to one of the quietest, carviest wide rides in the test—surprisingly fun between powder days; ridiculously fun in a foot of Snowbird fresh. “Blasts through anything and feels good doing it,” said Preston.

Best For

Soft groomed, crud, powder.

Not For

Truly powder-specific application.