K2 Mindbender Alliance 90 C (2020)
The Mindbender Alliance series is the new face of women's all-mountain skis. These skis were built with the mindset that every day on the mountain is the best day, no matter what the conditions hold. The Torsion Control Design Philosophy is at the heart of all this. This is a design built on the idea that driftability and edge hold don't have to be two separated concepts. In fact, in these skis they're brought together so that you can push the skis as hard as you want but the second you're feeling in over your head you can shut them down easily! The Mindbender Alliance series takes all the tech from the Mindbender range and incorporates them into a women's specific platform for maximum performance.
The Mindbender Alliance 90 C is a ski that everyone can enjoy! From cruising groomers to smooth turns off trail, these skis make every run better than the last. This ski is built around K2's new Carbon Spectral Braid Technology. This carbon weave laminate is variable angle and allows the torsional and longitudinal stiffness to be tuned separately. This enhances performance while still retaining a forgiving feel, all without adding extra weight or bulk. At 90mm underfoot, this ski can be tossed quickly edge to edge. All Terrain rocker makes turn initiation quick and simple. It also keeps the ski catch free off trail for a pleasant freeride feel and gives it great float for the days with fresh snow. For the skiers who want to push themselves sometimes but enjoy cruising, you'd be hard pressed to find a better ski!
Gnomes Comments: The Mindbender Alliance 90 C is a women's all mountain ski that appeals to a broad audience. It's lightweight design and unique shape make it one of the most progressive skis on the market.
Features & Specs
Binding: Flat Ski (add a binding)
Category: All Mountain Freeride
Radius: 14.5m @ 163cm
Weight: 1473g/ski @ 163cm
Performance Levels: 4 5 6 7 8
Torsion Control Design
At the core of the Mindbender Collection is the Torsion Design Control Design Philosophy. It's a notion that edge grip and driftability don't have to be mutually exclusive. So from that, we developed two tech solutions intended to create skis that initiate and grip through the forebody, without sacrificing the ability to drift and cut free on the backend. So what does that mean for your everyday on-hill skiing? These freaks are built to blast but won't let you down when you get in over your head and have to shut 'er down.
Carbon Spectral Braid Technology
A variable angle carbon fiber laminate allows the torsional and longitudinal stiffness to be adjusted independently. This construct keeps skis lighter and more playful for conditions when power and damping are less important.
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.
PowerWall is more than just a sidewall. With an oversized design that integrates into the core of the skis, power transmission from the skier to the edge is greatly increased.