K2 iKonic 85 Ti Ski Test Results 2016 ReviewSeptember 15, 2015
- Fun in the bumps
- Not demanding
- Easy to turn
- Prefers hardpack
- Out-muscled by other skis in the category
- Didn't stand out in any one category
K2's iKonic 85 Ti will satisy a wide variety of lift-served skiers who expect to ski mainly hardpack, bumps, and light powder. Experts and hard-drivers will want to check out skis like the Head Monster 88 and Atomic Vantage.
K2’s iKonic 85 Ti is new to the line and features the brand’s proprietary Konic core, which has a mix of paulownia and aspen wood to redistribute power and edge-hold to the ski’s perimeter while still maintaining a nice, easy swingweight and good maneuverability. Testers found it was easy to initiate, buttery in the bumps, and able to handle lighter off-piste conditions with confidence, all of which make this an excellent all-mountain lift-served ski.
Some of our testers did feel this ski had a speed limit, and that it could be over-driven by skiers who like to spend their day making high-speed GS turns all over the hill. The ski’s overall skiability did come at the expense of it not standing out in any one particular area. Bottomline: a lot of advanced skiers who hit the lifts all season will be very happy with this ski.