K2 Super Charger 76 ReviewSeptember 22, 2016
- Variable turn-ability
- Super maneuverable
- Easy to handle at almost any speed
- Consistent flex and feel
- Could really help a big range of skiers
- Overshadowed by the big hill race-style skis in this category
- Best at slower to medium speeds
- Not as precise on edge
- Not for people who like to drop their hip into their turn
- Better for skiers who like to steer
Much like Nordica's GT 80 TI EVO, K2's Super Charger 76 is more than just a frontside ski. While it can't compete against the race-style skis in this category for edge hold and high-speed stability, it does deliver on ease of turn initiation and overall versatility.
Some testers thought the Super Charger 76 was the best ski K2 brought to the test, simply because of its overall ease of use along with a very big fun factor. This is an easy ski to turn and master in a multitude of frontside terrain, and from intermediate to expert, it can satisfy the lift-served needs of a lot of skiers.
It is not a true high-performance, crush the groomers race-style ski, and can’t compete with many of the skis in this category for high-speed stability and edge hold. We think many lift-served skiers might take that as welcome news. Intermediates and experts who don’t go skiing to scare themselves breaking the sound barrier will love this ski.Continue Reading
Peter Kray- Publisher
Peter Kray is a co-founder of the Gear Institute, and a longtime specialist in the testing of skis, snowboards and outdoor equipment.