K2 Pinnacle 105 Skis 2017
Description: K2 Pinnacle 105 Skis 2017
Designed with an All-Terrain Rocker profile, the 2016 K2 Pinnacle 105 Skis like to cut it up in all conditions. Moderate camber underfoot with a rockered tip and flat tail provides the power and stability of an on-piste performer with the effortless float of a powder ski. The whole mountain is yours to wander. K2's Konic Technology redistributes weight throughout the skis for greater performance and stability while reducing swing weight. Like a decorated Army General, the K2 Pinnacle 105 Skis have received multiple awards: Backcountry Gear Guide Selection, Freeskier Editor's Choice, Powder Magazine's Skier's Choice, Ski Magazine Gold Medal Selection and a Skiing Magazine Official Selection. If this were Highschool, the Pinnacle 105 would be your class president of your graduating class and a shoe-in for Harvard Law, but these K2 Skis have different plans. All-Mountain plans.
Features of the K2 Pinnacle 105 Skis 2017
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Equal parts charging and goofing.
Job Position: Ski Sales
Stats: Age: 41, Height: 5'7.5" , Weight: 142
Years Skiing: 31
Favorite Spots: Mt. Hood, Crystal Mountain
Background: Tim grew up in Portland and started skiing at the Powderhound Ski School at Mt. Hood at age 10. He moved to Bend after high school and got into freestyle and park skiing at Mt. Bachelor, and backcountry skiing in the surrounding area. Eventually Tim moved back to Portland and started splitting ski time between the more big-mountain technical terrain around Crystal Mountain and the playful terrain at Mt. Hood. Tim has been part of the US Outdoor Store family since 1998 working in the ski and snowboard service and repair, ski, boot & binding sales, and camping & climbing departments.
Conditions on test day: 23 degrees, 3-4" Powder, wind pack, chopped powder, crud, fast groomers.
I had a vision while on these skis. It was of a wide open powder field, about a 35 degree pitch, a solo skier on the K2 Pinnacle making completely controlled and beautiful medium-sized turns, leaving a cold-smoke trail, and Seal's "Kiss From a Rose" song playing in the background. In other words they triggered a flashback of a Greg Stump ski movie, but in a good way, as in they make you feel like you're in a ski movie. Easy turn initiation, good flotation, lots of tip rocker. The Pinnacle is a great ski for taking the work out of PNW powder and crud and making it fun like it's supposed to be. In other words they're pretty much suitable for anything except the real high speed and hard-charging personalities. Choose a waist width to suit your size and terrain, and if between lengths, I would recommend to size up on these. I skied the 184 and it felt just right.
Steeps and deeps, trees and park.
Job Position: Ski Sales
Stats: age 27, height: 6", weight: 185lbs
Years Skiing: 15
Favorite Spots: Heather Canyon and Private Reserve
Background: Dan grew up on the "ice coast" (east coast) in Rochester, NY. He started skiing at the age of 5. Having conquered the local "mountains" (really big hills) he switched over to snowboarding around the age of 14. By the time he got into collage he had snowboarding mastered so he made a return to skiing. After college he came to his senses and moved out west where the real mountains are and now resides in Portland Oregon. Back east Dan spent a lot of time in the park and ripping down groomers. Now you can find him blasting up the rest of the mountain, especially on pow days. Dan has only worked for US Outdoor for one year but has been working in the ski industry for 5 years. In the off season Dan likes to spend his time off camping, hiking, and backpacking.
This ski reminded me a lot of snowboarding. Very turny and it was tons of fun going edge to edge on these and kicking up snow. They have a ton of rocker in the tip. What that means for you is a nice surfy feel that is really easy to ski. I wouldn't classify the Pinnacle as a hard carver and skiers that are looking for a strong rebound out of their turns may want to look elsewhere. Short quick turns seemed to be this ski's forte. They're not as chattery as I had expected considering the amount of tip rocker. Maybe not the best ski for the serious ski racing carver, however, if you are serious about having fun and playing in the snow then get yourself a pair of K2 Pinnacles.