Apache Crossfire (2008)
K2 gave up on race skis a few years back, but the Crossfire is a reasonable facsimile. It’s intended for Eastern/Midwestern hardpack, with the narrowest waist that powder-loving K2 can bring itself to put on a ski. There are stouter skis in the category, but the Crossfire brings plenty of sidecut and a pleasing quickness to the game, and it’s well-suited to the steeps. "It’s nimble and quick, yet stable and confident," said Sabanosh.
Westerners looking for a playful carver.
Resolute hard-snow speed lovers.
|Lengths||160, 167, 174, 181|
|Rating: Powder Performance||3.22 / 5|
|Rating: Stability at Speed||3.59 / 5|
|Rating: Long Turns||3.81 / 5|
|Rating: Medium Turns||3.42 / 5|
|Rating: Short Turns||3.02 / 5|
|Rating: Maneuverability||3.27 / 5|
|Rating: Hard Snow Grip||2.89 / 5|
|Rating: Crud Performance||3.22 / 5|
|Rating: Corduroy Performance||3.70 / 5|
|Rating: Moguls Performance||2.55 / 5|
|Rating: Forgiveness||3.51 / 5|
|Rating: Quickness/Bumps||3.14 / 5|