The Rictor has such a suave and collected facade that you wouldn’t think it capable of the kind of hip-dragging, cheek-flapping, groomer-slicing fun that it offers. What’s more, a nice dose of tip rocker makes it playful and nimble off-piste. In fact, nearly every tester noted that it does everything well. As with so many K2s, experts won’t find their thrill limit, and advancing skiers will discover an encouraging companion. “This ski rips all.”
The Rictor name returns to the K2 lineup, but the Rictor 90 is an all-new model. It's the widest of the AMP series of men's all-mountain performance skis, built to bridge the gap between resort skis with narrower trail-oriented waists and fatter freeride models of the new Annex and Shreditor series. With its 90-mm waist and moderate rocker, it's designed to split its time evenly between powder and hardpack snow conditions. A tapered tip, not found in any other AMP series model, gives it some smeary looseness in deep snow. And for AT skiers, tip and tail grommets make for easy attachment of K2 skins. It's a wood-core (aspen/paulownia/maple) metal-laminate Hybritech construction (sturdy vertical sidewall underfoot for edge grip, lightweight cap fore and aft for supple flex). It's sold either flat (no binding) or as a system with a 14-DIN Marker/K2 MXC binding. K2's All-Terrain Rocker combines 70 percent camber with 30 percent tip/shovel rocker to smooth the ride, enhance forgiveness and improve soft-snow flotation. Mod Technology features an independently acting secondary core, raised above the deck, to focus power transmission where needed and reduce vibrations for better edge grip and high-speed calm. Mod Monic technology features a strategically placed module to further reduce vibrations.