Ski review K2 Charger 2016

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Profile reviewer Heyman

Compromise all-mountain ski

This ski is the narrower and more sportive version of the K2 Aftershock. Athough the Charger is a lot stiffer than the Aftershock, it turns pretty easily. At top speed the K2 Charger remains stable enough to race down the mountain. Sliding turns are possible as well. All in all this is a very versatile all-mountain ski. But it's not my kind of ski.

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All-mountain ski K2 Charger 2016

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The K2 Charger is reasonably quick edge to edge. But that's no wonder at only 74mm underfoot. This ski performs well in all disciplines, but still I cannot be enthousiastic about it. It is a little bit of everything, a little bit of nothing. In my opinion the K2 Charger is a middle of the road ski. Narrow and rocker, rigid and rounded tail. All compromises.

   Skills:

   Terrain:

   Handling:

Intermediate - Advanced

90% oiste - 10 off-piste

Stable, quick edge switch

   Character:

   Comment:

   Rating:

Versatile all-mountain ski

Too much compromise

Rating: 2 stars

This ski is made for...

The intermediate to advanced skier that is in search of the one everyday ski for the whole mountain and for the whole season. If such a ski exists, it is bound to be mediocre in every department.

K2 about the Charger

"Built with K2 Speed RoX technology and a tighter turn radius than the Bolt, the men’s Charger ski is designed for quick, tight movements on piste. It’s perfect for medium and short quick turns on open groomers. Expert skiers will discover confidence in this nimble and highly responsive chassis as they put their skills to test at high speeds." I do not agree on the "expert" references, but it is stable and nimble.

Dimensions of the Charger ski

Length (cm): 165, 172, 179, 186
Sidecut (mm): 122-74-106
Radius @172cm (m): 16.0

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In the same 'front side all-mountain ski' the Atomic Nomad Smoke Ti is more challenging than the Charger. The Elan Amphibio Waveflex 82 XTI Fusion has a revolutionary new design and the Atomic Nomad S Radon Ti is just very good.

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