K2 Mindbender 116C
Serious in the front, party in the back.
The Mindbender 116C is built for those epic powder days that everyone dreams of, but it’s also equipped to deal with the reality of getting to the stash and back again. Strung up with our patent-pending Spectral Braid technology and Powder Rocker profile, this surprisingly lightweight fat ski can run with the best of ‘em, from effortless turns in the lightest snow to punching through that end-of-day chop.
What Blister Gear Review says: We noted in our First Look of the Mindbender 116C that it seemed like a validation of K2’s claim that they made each Mindbender ski with a specific purpose in mind. After skiing it, we’d agree with that initial take.
The Mindbender 116C is not a super damp charger of a ski, but given its soft-snow orientation, that seems to make sense. This is a ski that’s designed for soft snow, and that’s where it excels. It’s quick, easy, and feels at home in a wide variety of terrain. For directional skiers who want excellent float and easy maneuverability out of their pow ski, the Mindbender 116C is worth a good look.
179 cm, 186 cm, 193 cm
|Weight (g)||2050 g in 186 cm|
|Radius (m)||22.9 m (186 cm)|
Modern, Playful, Comfortable
A great option for those days spent West of the Divide
TORSION CONTROL DESIGN:
Designed to enhance stability and control in all snow types, TORSION CONTROL DESIGN combines a progressive torsional flex, with a balanced and even longitudinal profile. Torsionally stiffest in the forebody and center of the ski, then easing throughout the tail, K2 skis with TCD have both precise, accurate turn initiation and smooth, consistent turn release in all snow types
CARBON SPECTRAL BRAID:
An extension of K2’s Torsion Control Design, Carbon Spectral Braid is a first of its kind variable angle reinforcement (Patent Pending) that allows for precision tuned torsion and flex by altering the fiber orientation along the length of the ski. Lively, energetic, and remarkably composed; Mindbender skis with K2’s Carbon Spectral Braid have stability and control in spades while remaining hyper-maneuverable.
Adding a 30° angle to the sidewall in K2’s Hybritech construction, SlantWall increases a ski's agility and responsiveness while maintaining accuracy and power.
ALL TERRAIN ROCKER™:
Skis with All-Terrain rocker have a gradual rise to the tip for great versatility in all conditions, with a short, low rise in the tail for added control variable snow.
Lightweight and resilient, great all-around material.