K2 Mindbender Alliance 98 Ti (2021)
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 98 Ti is a high-performance women's all-mountain ski. This ski packs a punch that people often feel is missed in some of women's skis. It doesn't matter if you're freeriding or doing high speed groomer laps, this ski feels like the right match anywhere on the mountain no matter what the conditions are like! The focal point of this ski is the Titanal Y-Beam Technology. This insert seperately tunes torsional flex without affecting longitudinal flex. It gives you a super damp platform for high end stability at any speed, even on firm snow. At 98mm underfoot it's unbelievably quick edge to edge, yet manages to provide supreme float in the softer snow. All-Terrain Rocker makes pivoting easy and lightens your work load in tricky situations. This is the ski you've been waiting for; all the power you could ever need while still retaining a fun and forgiving feel for all day enjoyment!
Gnomes Comments: The Mindbender Alliance 98 Ti is one of the most progressive women's skis on the market. The materials and design are definitely next level!
Features & Specs
Binding: Flat Ski (add a binding)
Category: All Mountain Freeride
Radius: 15.6m @ 168cm
Weight: 1833g/ski @ 168cm
Performance Levels: 7 8 9 10
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.
Titanal Y-Beam Technology
Our First tech solution is Titanal Y-Beam. With strategically designed Titanal geometry, the Y-Beam tunes torsional flex without affecting longitudinal flex. This delivers the highest level of precision and stability in a damp, stable platform.
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.