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K2 Pinnacle 118

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Freeride ski test K2 Pinnacle 118


Length (cm): 177, 184, 191
Sidecut (mm): 145-118-135
Radius : 23


Terrain: 30% piste - 70% off-piste
Discipline: freeride
Skier level: intermediate - expert
Stability at speed: good
Edge hold: very good
Profile: rocker - camber - rocker
Weight: 2330g @184cm

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Freeride ski K2 Pinnacle 118

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Craig's review: Advanced freeride skier

Advanced freeride skier
Craig's rating of this ski:

4 stars

Considering his skiers profile:

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Reviewer Craig

"Powder bump runs with numerous face shots, creamy untracked pow turns, and even huge carve turns on empty groomed runs at the beginning of the day are my favorite. I am not a high speed skier."

 SkillsLevel 13
 FitnessLevel 9
 SpeedLevel 7
 Length:185 cm6'1"
 Weight:82 kg180 lbs


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Very good short and medium radius turns


Here we have another dashing "black" powder ski!  I like black cars too. The 2017-18 K2 Pinnacle 118 has a fir and Aspen wood core, with triaxial glass, and strips of carbon that only run partial length of this 184cm tested ski. Damping is on the light side of moderate, and a good balance for its weight. This ski has an obvious 5 point sidecut, with its wide front section.


Turn initiation is easy, and the Pinnacle 118 makes very nice short and medium radius turns. It's edge hold is very good. Stability at speed is fair-good. I believe slower speed finesse skiers will find this ski very satisfying.


Even when the bumps started to firm up, this K2 Pinnacle 118 was comfortable, with its easy turn initiation, moderate-light damping, good torsional stability, and a tapered tip and tail. I have found it surprising, how good, most of the 2017-18 years wide powder skis are in bumps, even firm bumps....Progress!


Medium soft flex, and wide 5 point sidecut front section, both add to this skis powder capabilities.

K2 about the Pinnacle 118

"Updated with Konic Technology, the Pinnacle 118 is one award-winning freeride ski that’s sending into the new season without even pulling in for a pit stop. Its fir and aspen core delivers solid edge-to-edge connection and lightweight resilience for professional big-mountain performance, and a tapered K2 Powder Rocker maximizes float while releasing turns with ease", says K2.

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