K2 Shreditor 102 (2015)



Rating: 2.99 / 5
Price: $660.00
Year: 2015
Level: 2
Gender: Male
Waist Width: 102
Tip/Tail/Waist: 131-102-127
Lengths: 170, 177, 184, 191

Stability at speed: 2.69 / 5
Hard snow performance: 2.77 / 5
Crud performance: 2.96 / 5
Flotation: 3.14 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.34 / 5
Overall: 2.99 / 5

K2 builds two kinds of wide ski: the edgier, more traditionally directional skis of the Annex series, and the looser, smearier, more playful skis of the freeride oriented Shreditor series. Waist widths range up to a whopping 136 mm, but the 102 is built for everyday, all-mountain performance in soft snow. It's a wood-core, metal-free construction, with TwinTech sidewalls, which are angled in at the top to protect them from damage and dings caused by coming into contact with the other skis edge. They're designed with K2's Bi-Directional Taper-meaning the tail is only slightly narrower than the tip, so that the Sheditor skis well backwards or forwards. There's plenty of rocker, comprising about 70 percent of its total length, with camber underfoot for reassuring carvability. Tip taper keeps it loose and easy to pivot in powder. All skis in the Shreditor series are torsion box constructions (fiberglass wrapped around a wood core). The Shreditor 102 was tested in the Mixed Snow West category. Here's what testers said: Todd Casey: "This is a solid representative of the new-school feel. You can pivot, twist, and spin the day away on this craft. It's a little too jibby for me but some will love it. A solid ski!" Bob Gleason: "This ski is for the all-mountain skier looking for a solid yet new-school feel. It hangs strongly in a turn with ease in performance. It doesn't sacrifice technical skiing character with ease out of the turn. It charges with confidence." Mark Elling: "Jack of all trades and master of some! This ski is super quick and agile and is ready to jump into whatever lies ahead. It's most fun in soft bumps but it rips in groomers or pow with the best of them." Colin Moffatt: "Snappy! This ski is almost too quick and lively for steep crud. It has trouble managing the end of the turn. It makes fun, level, quick turns anywhere. The most exciting K2 I've skied. I would buy this ski!"