K2 Apache Recon (2008)
Damp and stable with a giant sweet spot, the Recon is the most user-friendly ski in the category. Point it and it adapts to any terrain, moving from short to long turns with nary a hiccup.
Accommodates a wide range of skier types. Lets you turn off your brain—which is fun, as long as you’re not BASE jumping.
Lacks energy. And the 78-millimeter waist is skinny for a big powder day.
"This is the best East Coast ski ever." —Greg "Aldo" Peruzzi
|Lengths||160, 167, 174, 181|
|Rating: Powder Performance||3.77 / 5|
|Rating: Stability at Speed||3.68 / 5|
|Rating: Long Turns||3.68 / 5|
|Rating: Medium Turns||3.58 / 5|
|Rating: Short Turns||3.49 / 5|
|Rating: Maneuverability||3.69 / 5|
|Rating: Hard Snow Grip||3.28 / 5|
|Rating: Crud Performance||3.77 / 5|
|Rating: Corduroy Performance||3.68 / 5|
|Rating: Moguls Performance||3.38 / 5|
|Rating: Forgiveness||3.89 / 5|
|Rating: Average Score||3.62 / 5|
|Rating: Quickness/Bumps||3.59 / 5|