2020 K2 Ikonic 80Ti Skis w/ MXC 12 TCX LT Bindings. For the mighty All-New Disruption Ski Series, K2 has derived three new key terms; The big talking point this year is K2’s “Dark Matter Dampening”, or DMD. Description; Avis (0) Description. K2 has subsequently shaved the line down from 8 models in 2020, to 6 for 2021. Skiers with a more freestyle/freeride oriented background will find a lot to like about the K2 Marksman, and it seems like an amazingly fun ski for pretty much all soft-snow conditions. The new K2 Marksman is easy and flexible with a unique shape. I could see much heavier skiers feeling like they don’t get quite as much rebound / energy out of the 184 cm Reckoner 102 as I do, but to me, it feels very lively. Forged under the eye of K2 Factory Team leader Pep Fujas, this all-terrain slashing ski reflects its maker by integrating innovative style and maneuverability. The Women’s Anthem Series is back with updated graphics. By using our services, you agree. The Reckoner 102 has let me get away with a lot of silly stuff. The nice thing is that you don’t need to be skiing it in a directional style to have fun on groomers since the Reckoner 102 is easy to bend and lay over with just a tiny bit of pressure on the front of your boots. As I hinted to above, I really like how the Reckoner 102 carves. This series focused on skis for a large spectrum of conditions and for most skiers with varying abilities. The graphic treatment and colorways have an irreverent, edgy feel to them for this season. $899.95 $ 899. Receive the ‘Revelations from the Pontiff of Powder’ weekly in your inbox. This is due to the fact that K2 Skis are some of the most innovative and versatile skis that you can find. 5.0 out of 5 stars 1. Regular price $599 Sale price $549 Sale View. The flex pattern of the Reckoner 102 is quite round / symmetrical, with a very subtle difference between the tips and tails. It’s not as noticeable in deeper snow (where most skis can feel “playful” in some regard), but the Reckoner 102’s exceptionally playful overall ride really shines and becomes clear in these soft, shallow conditions. Some might remember the older K2 Shreditor Series, which had a similar feel to that of the new Reckoner line. Become a Blister Member or Deep Dive subscriber to check out our Deep Dive comparisons of the Reckoner 102 to see how it compares to the Reckoner 112, K2 Marksman, Line Sir Francis Bacon, Moment PB&J, Prior Northwest 100, ON3P Jeffrey 108, ON3P Magnus 102, Whitedot Altum 104, Fischer Ranger 102 FR, Dynastar M-Free 108, Faction Prodigy 3.0, Sego Big Horn 106, Nordica Soul Rider 97, Fauna Pioneer, Rossignol BLACKOPS Holyshred, Line Sakana, & Blizzard Rustler 10. Changing the mount point didn’t dramatically change how I could ski the Reckoner 102, but the main point is that it felt great when skied on all three of those mount points, so you can just pick the one that aligns with your style and the skis you’ve spent time on. $ 608,59-19% Prihrani s setom. It’s most likely the most fun-loving and playful of its competitors, and that’s a good thing. Conversely, the Reckoner 102 has pretty deep rocker lines for a ski of its width. I’m not sure the Disruption Series presents that huge of a change, at least from previous models, but between the info below, and shortly getting a chance to jump on the skis for a real-world evaluation, we’ll eventually be able to make that ultimate call. That said, there are some important caveats here. K2’s Marksman draws on the creativity of Pep Fujas, making it the perfect partner for rails, kickers, powder and fast descents anywhere on the mountain. And personally, it’s high on the list of my favorite spring skis of all time. This line sees the reemergence of a playful collection of All Mountain and Freeride skis. $314.99 $ 314. 54), “Midsole”: -4.25 cm from center; 87.8 cm from tail, “Team”: -2.15 cm from center; 89.9 cm from tail. Freeride lyže K2 Marksman jsou vybaveny asymetrickou geometrií, kdy pravá i levá lyže má jiný tvar. K2 is the original American Ski and Snowboard Brand, founded in 1962 in Washington State. I could go fast and make big turns in consistent conditions and then instantly slam it sideways into a soft pile fo snow, shed some speed, and feel the Reckoner 102 predictably bending around my boot. The end result is better edge-to-edge hold due to the reduction of vibrations, in almost any conditions. Regular price $649 View. Regular price $649 View. (3) The Reckoner 102’s design looks pretty freestyle oriented, but should some directional skiers be considering it as a more playful, all-mountain option? K2 Reckoner 102 & 112. Loved it! Revolt 104 comparison is going to be gooooood.” It almost looks as though they swapped design ideas from the top sheet to the bottom base for this year. But throughout all my time on it, I was continually impressed by how hard I could ski this thing. Unfortunately, that’s one of the skis that I was never able to get on before it was discontinued, though I really wanted to because I bet I would’ve really liked it. But the Reckoner 102 is really easy to ski in tight spots, it’s very forgiving of backseat skiing, and I never felt like it was holding me back from skiing bumps and trees as fast as I wanted from a fairly neutral stance. You are only limited by the bounds of your own creativity on the mountain with the K2 Marksman. $639.99 Regular price $799.99. If you like to keep things playful at speed both on and off the piste (who doesn’t),the Reckoners are definitely a … K2 Poacher 2020. The Reckoner 102 feels comfortable across most conditions and terrain, so it could be a great one-ski quiver if you like the sound of what I’ve described in this review. Those two lines are now merged, (somewhat) into the Disruption for Men and Disruption Alliance for Women lines, boasting a total of 10 new ski models. Anyway, this isn’t a jab at K2’s marketing in particular, more just my mind going a bit numb after reading too many ski descriptions. They are all twin tips and the range is replacing the Marksman and Catamaran models that have been in the line for quite a few years now. This is great news for resort skiers who spend most of their ski day on frontside-groomers. We recently posted a detailed summary of K2’s 2019/2020-product line offering. Touring is also back with five Wayback for Men models, like last year, as well as three Talkback for Women models. It certainly doesn’t carve like a directional ski with a mount point of, say, -8 cm or farther back from center, but I could drive the front of the Reckoner 102 just about as much as I would personally want on firm snow (again, I’m 5’8”, 155 lbs and don’t typically find myself complaining about skis being way too soft). I absolutely love skiing the Reckoner 102 in soft, yet somewhat bumpy / inconsistent conditions like the day after a ~6” storm or the end of a hot, slushy spring day. The Reckoner 102 is much softer than the Moment PB&J, ON3P Magnus 102, and Faction Prodigy 3.0, but not as soft as the Line Blend. From deep pow and big hits to slushy transition snipes, the K2 Marksman modernizes the twintip for all-mountain shredding. The Reckoner 102 has a fairly traditional shape and, interestingly, it’s even slightly less tapered than the 96mm-wide K2 Poacher. I skied the Reckoner 102 at several different mount points, but I haven’t highlighted that up to this point because the ski didn’t feel drastically different whether it was mounted on the “team” line (-2.1 cm from true center), the “midsole” line (-4.2 cm from true center), or a cm behind the midsole line (-5.2 cm from true center). $419.97 $ 419. These differ from the otherwise conventional wood and metal skis due to their light weight and higher load capacity. The Reckoner 102 is a fairly light ski, but looking at today’s market, it’s weight isn’t anything super out of the ordinary (particularly for a playful ski). As the narrowest ski in K2’s 20/21 Reckoner collection, the Reckoner 102 slots into a crowded, but often quite versatile category of ~100mm-wide, playful all-mountain skis. Category: Park & Pipe Level: Advanced Brand: K2 Modelyear: 2020 Measure (Tip/Waist/Tail): 132/106/126 mm Turning radius: 20.00 m (184 cm) Sizes: 163,170,177,184 cm Manufacturers description. Line BLEND 2020. Those different mount points came with the usual trade-offs — the Reckoner 102 felt most balanced and a touch more supportive behind the bindings on the “team” line, while I could drive its shovels a little bit more when it was mounted near or a cm behind the “midsole” line. Not so with the Reckoner 102. Last year’s skis were more Freeride/Freestyle focused, vis-à-vi the all-new Mindbender Series. K2, MINDBENDER 116 C 2021. View the 19/20 Collection Now.undefined I’m confident that the Shreditor 102 is notably more stable than the Reckoner 102, while the Reckoner 102 has a much lower swing weight and is more nimble overall. It’s very poppy, it’s got a low swing weight, it feels totally balanced in the air to me, it’s super easy to bend and butter, it encourages a centered stance, and it requires very little effort to throw it sideways. The Marksman will be there for sending 20-foot drops at high speeds, and for shutting it down on the other side. Just for kicks, I decided to totally disregard all the hard work K2’s engineers had put into deliberately making the Reckoner 102 a freestyle-oriented design, and attempted to ski it with a directional style with a lot of pressure on the shovels. For 2021, the numerical nomenclature of the Wayback and Talkback models remains the same. The Reckoner 102 dug in and held an edge in firm bumps when I needed it to, but I also never found myself feeling like its tails were too difficult to release and slide. For 2021, K2 has a total of 9 Individual Product Lines with 2 All-New Series: This season, K2 has revamped their “frontside” category of skis. Rather than blowing through patches of pushed-around snow, the Reckoner 102’s shovels would bend up and over them, all while very rarely throwing me off balance. This year’s version gets fresh graphics/topsheet treatment, but no structural, material or construction changes. Utilizing either a Carbon I-Beam, or a Titanal I-Beam, dependent on the exact model of ski in the Disruption lineup. New additions are the 244, a wicked bump ski and Fatty, which resembles your old pair of water-skis. It was very easy to slide and slash my way through rough snow at a moderate speed, predictably bending at the ends and doing a very good job of absorbing the spine-disassembling chatter for how light it is. “The Reckoner 102 vs. But that’s not what this ski was made for (and that same forward stance was less of an issue in other conditions). However, due to reality, K2 affirms that you needn’t take a day off skiing just because conditions are not optimal or ideal. Again, the Reckoner 102 isn’t a ski for those who place high-speed stability at the top of their priority list, but if you’re mostly interested in how playful it is and ski in a way where you can take advantage of that (i.e., pretty centered, constantly looking to get in the air), you’ll be able to ski it hard. I’ve never been great in the park, and the things I like to jump off tend to be scattered around the mountain, not between the fences of the stunt ditch. Become a Blister member now to check out this and all of our Flash Reviews, plus get exclusive deals and discounts on skis, and personalized gear recommendations from us. I like to carve, I like to do silly slashes, and the Reckoner 102 likes to do both. That said, based on what our reviewer Jason Hutchins said about the Shreditor 102 in his review of it, I think I can make some safe assumptions. The ultra-playful Reckoner 102 is a refreshing change of pace. Like the other Reckoners, the Reckoner 102 came with two mount points: “midsole” and “team.”. This helps provide that “surf” feel in big powder. In it we detailed all the skis, the corresponding specs and data, materials used and new construction techniques. Freeride saves data in cookies. Skis Alpine- and telemark skis; Snowboards; Back Protector Protects your back. (1) K2 Press 86mm 149 + Free Ten 2021 Ski Set uni Koko Uni And apparently, you “actually need” the Reckoner 102. FREE Shipping. Construction features the Carbon-centric Spectral Braid, with a soft tip and tail and sufficient girth underfoot. Everything about this ski feels like it’s working toward the same goal: providing a super playful, super predictable ride in a variety of conditions. I spent several days on the Reckoner 102 at Crested Butte and you can check out the full review below, but first, we’ll take a closer look at the Reckoner 102’s design: “From deep pow to the park and everywhere in between, the Reckoner 102 heeds the call. Incidentally, the Dark Matter Dampening logo/icon looks remarkably like a slightly truncated version of the long-running CBC Television logo. But it’s very predictable and not scary in these conditions, and unlike skis that do excel in this scenario, the Reckoner 102 is really fun and easy to ski at slower speeds, or when you can find that one feature left on the mountain with a smooth runout. FREE Shipping. For one, the Reckoner 102 is incredibly easy to get airborne. I’ve been reading a lot of ski descriptions lately and it’s making me realize how similar most of them are. K2 Marksman . We recently posted our First Look of the new K2 Reckoner 122, which is the widest ski in K2’s new all-mountain-freestyle series.. They’re also making a Reckoner 102 and the Reckoner 112, which we’re diving into today. For 2021, K2 has a total of 9 Individual Product Lines with 2 All-New Series: This season, K2 has revamped their “frontside” category of skis. K2 Marksman 2020. Colorado Ski Shop: K2 Men's Marksman Skis - 2020 longitudinal carbon stringers woven into the K2’s patented Triaxial Braid for added pop and rebound, found on freeride and factory team skis. As with the other Reckoners, both of the Reckoner 102’s mount points are quite close to center, and far from traditional. Line Blend 2021. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. But (when mounted around -4 or -5 cm from true center) it can also work for skiers coming from more directional skis, provided that they accept that they’ll have to make some adjustments to their skiing style. Personally, I never had a major issue with a lack of support from the Reckoner 102’s front or back half during off-balance landings. Until then, keep reading below and praying for snow! But if you’ve gotten used to stiff skis and how they can let you get away with sketchy landings, this will be something to keep in mind, particularly on bigger airs and landings in deeper snow. It’s really easy to lay over on edge and crank out Slalom to GS turns from a centered or somewhat forward stance, and creates lots of pop coming out of a turn. Black Crows Captis 90mm 178 2021 Smuci. So, what does that actually translate to on snow? In K2’s 2021 promotional materials, they rightly acknowledge that realistically, not every ski day is full of awesome deep powder, bright blue skies at a massive mountain. For 2021, K2 unleashes Part II of its latest big revamp: the Reckoner series. Something to think about if you’re on the lighter side, or not an overly aggressive skier. In terms of edge hold, I’d say the Reckoner 102 is pretty average for its class. It’s also worth noting that, the firmer and shallower the snow, the more I felt like I could drive the shovels of the Reckoner 102. The “midsole” line is around -4.2 cm from true center, while the “team” line is around -2.1 cm from true center. (1) Given its low weight and softer flex pattern, how stable will the Reckoner 102 be at higher speeds and more variable snow? Or, if you know you like stiff and / or heavy skis that have the strength and mass to just blow through patches of snow, the Reckoner 102 doesn’t offer the same sort of stability. Rupture de stock. 2021 also sees six Mindbender Series for Men models and six Mindbender Alliance for Women models. The 122 iteration utilizes a Powder Twin Rocker with very low Camber and twin-tips. K2 Skis has been seeking fun through innovation since 1962. What all of that equated to when skiing fast in soft chop and slush was a ski that never randomly folded up on me and never got knocked around more than I expected. 2019 K2 Marksman Used Demo Skis w Bindings 163cm Sale: $399.99 60% Off $990.00 2020 K2 Marksman Description: Being one of the sickest skiers on the mountain means you are going to have a target on your back - or in this case, on your sticks. _ Ski: K2 Reckoner 102 Length skied: 177 Actual length (Tip-tail w/ straight tape): 177.2cm Shape: 134 / 102 / 127 mm Measured weight (each ski): 1802/1813g Mount:-1cm Binding: Tyrolia Attack2 16 Days skied: 25 Reviewer height/weight: 5'9, 135lbs From their Factory Series Skis such as the K2 Poacher, K2 Marksman, and K2 Catamaran to their Women's skis such as the FulLUVit 95, Luv Boat 105, and K2 Empress that are made for women and tested by women. As summer begins the unfortunate process of ending, we look forward to the 2020/21 Fall & Winter season. (2) K2 is certainly emphasizing the Reckoner 102’s versatility, so just how well will it handle everything from pow to the park? K2 Marksman paired with Marker Griffon 13 Bindings *ski comes... Compare-20% K2 Anthem 80 W Ski + ERC 11 TCx Light Binding 2021. Like many softer, lighter skis, the Reckoner 102 feels most out of place in really nasty, firm, bumpy snow. 1 2 → Products. There are some more tapered, more rockered skis in this width that are surfier / looser than the Reckoner 102, but that was only really noticeable to me in deeper snow. The new graphics are nice, but I personally prefer last years’ graphics a bit better. 95. In deep snow, that doesn’t work super well, and even at 5’8” and 155 lbs, I could get its tips to dive in 10” of snow if I really laid into the shovels. If you are fortunate enough to call a Big Mountain your weekend home base, and Freeriding is your thing, the Reckoner has you covered! 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