K2 Pinnacle 105 Ski Test Results 2016 Review

September 15, 2015
K2 Pinnacle 105 Ski Test Results 2016
GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
85
Responsiveness
7
Float
8
Sluff-ability
10
Stability
7
Hard Snow Pleasure
6
Value
7

The Good

  • Super maneuverable
  • King of sluff
  • Very easy turning ski
  • Good float in the pow

The Bad

  • Not for chargers
  • Prefers shorter to medium radius turns
  • There are more energetic skis
THE VERDICT

Made for the masses, K2's Pinnacle 105 has superior sluff-ability in soft snow and is maneuverable in all terrain. It probably won't satisfy the hard chargers and super G style skiers, but it'll put a smile on just about every other skier's face.

FULL REVIEW

K2’s Pinnacle 105 wowed testers with its maneuverability, especially in powder where it was by far one of the easiest turning skis in this category. Its lightweight aspen/Nanolite core, All-Terrain Rocker, and tapered tip make the 105 exceptionally easy to ski. Whether it was in the trees, softer bumps, or the windblown crud, this ski was fun and predictable.

Back on the hardpack, and at higher speeds, it did not perform as well as the Head Monster of Kastle BMX105 HP. That being said, this ski will more than likely find a wider audience outside the hard-charging crowd. From coast-to-coast or in-between, the 105 will handle a lot of terrain, and a lot of abilities, very well.

 


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MSRP
$850.00
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