Apache Raider (2009)

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K2 Apache Raider

Rating: / 5
Price: $875.00
Year: 2009
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 119/78/105

Stability at speed: 3.16 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.39 / 5
Crud performance: 3.16 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.14 / 5

Notice that the Raider resembles the eminently successful Apache Recon (AME Speed) without the metal and with a less powerful binding. That shape in a softer, less demanding layup makes for a fun ride that's anything but gutless. It's the widest ski in the category, so it's extra stable and a good choice for honing powder skills. But it's no pussycat. In fact, experts might find it to be a great value. "Ready to take an intermediate to the next level," said Schoff.

Best For

Getting comfortable with speed

Not For

Sudden moves in tight spots


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