K2 Shreditor 102 (2016)


Rating: 3.26 / 5
Price: $700.00
Year: 2016
Level: 3
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 102
Tip/Tail/Waist: 131-102-125
Lengths: 170,177,184,191

Stability at speed: 2.53 / 5
Hard snow performance: 2.41 / 5
Crud performance: 2.90 / 5
Flotation: 3.46 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.76 / 5
Overall: 3.26 / 5

Some guys just don’t feel like they’re getting their money’s worth if their ski never talks back. But if you like easy living and you generally stick to
the soft stuff, the twin-tipped Shreditor, with its fun throwback graphic, will put a smile on your face. Don’t expect it to be a GS race ski. And don’t expect it to ever wear you out. It’s fun, lively, forgiving, and the category’s best value. Check your ego and enjoy. Casey: “Easy to butter and feather. Snaps out short ones with no problem.”

NOTES: With its relatively modest (102 mm) width, the Shreditor 102 is designed for maximum versatility. It’s quicker than the 112 or 120, with the same medium-long (20 meter) sidecut radius as the 120 and a construction similar to both. K2 designs it for good hardpack performance between storms along with fun, floaty deep-snow performance The Shreditor line is a collection of twintips ranging in width from an everyday, Eastern-appropriate 92 mm to a powder-specific 120 mm. They’re built for enhanced buoyancy and surfiness, with a loose, new-school feel in the snow that promotes creative choices in line and quick speed checks. (As well as switch riding; compare with K2’s Pinnacle line of wide-bodies, which are flat-tailed, more traditional and directional.) All have tapered tips, where the widest part of the ski is moved back from the tip, for lighter swing weight and a slashy, quick feel in deep snow. The tail is not only turned up but tapered as well, for quick release at the end of the turn and easy pivotability in powder. All are wood-core, torsion-box constructions. (That is, the core is wrapped in a sheath of reinforcing fiberglass, with fibers aligned to resist twisting). All are sold flat (without binding).