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K2 Mindbender 85 Skis · 2023 · 156 cm

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$199.98

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Best for aggressive skiers who love ripping groomers at high speed.

Great for
  • Turn easeEase of turns mentioned positively.
  • High speed stabilityImpressed with stability at speed.
  • CarvingGood for ripping groomers and hard pack.
Avoid for
  • PlayfulnessNoted as not super playful.
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The K2 Mindbender 85 Skis are designed for those who want to start to adventure beyond groomed terrain. They have a shorter turning radius, a forgiving build, and are lightweight skis, which will easily allow for confidence-building for intermediate skiers and beyond. These skis will remain trustworthy for riders while their abilities progress.

Key Features:

  • All Terrain Rocker – The all-terrain rocker in the Mindbender 85 is a gradual rise in the tip, with a shorter section of rocker in the tail for greater versatility in all conditions.
  • Aspen Veneer Core – Lightweight Aspen wood in the core of this ski fine tunes energy, power, and ability to rebound quickly while turning.
  • Flexible and Forgiving – With a stated 5/10 flex, this ski is forgiving, easy to turn with, and has an intuitive nature when skied.
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4.98 average rating

Ski length (cm)156 cm
Age GroupAdult
GenderMen's
Includes bindingsNo
Model year2023
Ski typeFreeride, All Mountain
Skill levelBeginner, Intermediate
Rocker profileRocker/Camber/Rocker
Tail profilePartial twin tip
Tail width (mm)113
Tip width (mm)130
Turning radius (m)13.3
Waist width (mm)85
TerrainAll mountain
Core/LaminatesWood

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Baylee Thompson owns this product
I recently purchased these skis on a screaming deal, knowing that they were considered more “entry-level” skis than a lot of their Mindbender cousins, but thinking ehh for the price can’t beat it. Don’t sleep on these skis!!! I am not a huge fan of skis with metal, so finding groomer skis I love is tough, but these are perfect.... Read more
Ideal for
  • Ripping groomers and hard pack
  • Being fast on the mountain
  • Easy turn initiation
Not ideal for
  • Not super playful
  • Tougher at low speeds
  • Go longer on length
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Originally posted at k2snow.com on Feb 27, 2024
These are my new teaching skis. They respond excellent to movement initiation.
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Skis are fun. They seem pretty light and maneuverable.
ChrisLocation: Manchester, NH
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