By beefing up the forefront of this rockered, all-terrain model with X-shaped strips of carbon, K2 has built a stick that doesn't buckle during the initiation phase of your turn. Translation: Feel free to go fast and hammer on the Rictor – it is incredibly stable, holding turns of all sizes on groomers and in crud snow without ever losing its edge. [$900 (with bindings); k2skis.com]
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