The Curated Take
Who would LOVE the 2023 K2 Poachers? Any skier looking for a dialed ski for both in and outside the park. If you want a high-speed carver that's stable at speeds, these are not the skis for you. If you want a forgiving, playful ski that is just as fun outside the park as it is in the park, these are for you! I love these for both skiing jumps and rails, as well as ripping around the resorts both on and off the groomers. The wood core build and carbon fiber throughout the skis keep them lightweight and forgiving. The rocker camber rocker shape is why they are so fun both in and out of the park. The camber underfoot gives these an insane amount of pop. The low swing weight will help you progress and learn more tricks. The slight early rise in the tip and tail helps these 96mm waist skis handle a few inches of tracked pow. Now, anything more than 1-2 inches, I will want a K2 Reckoner 102 or something with a little more width to help with off-trail and powder performance.
- These are a high end park ski
- Great for skiing around the resorts both in and out of the park
- Anyone looking for a more forgiving than stable at speeds skis
- These are not stable at high speeds
- Not good in powder
The K2 Poacher is known as one of the most durable park skis out there. The core of this ski keeps it stable, solid, stiff, and ready to attack what challenges are going to be thrown its way. Known best as a versatile park ski, the Poacher is at home in the air, terrain park, halfpipe, and all around the mountain.
- All Terrain Twin Rocker – Equal extended rise at the tip and tail prevents snagging when riding switch and allows for added versatility and control.
- Double Barrel Core – It combines a denser fir wood core around the edges for power and impact resistance and a lighter-weight aspen wood core in the center for a livelier and energetic feel.
- Twintech Sidewalls – The ski has durable sidewalls that are specifically built to make the top edges more resistant to ski impact damage.