Individual Review 2020 K2 Mindbender 99Ti

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  1. Philpug

    Philpug Enjoying being back on two skis. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    This is updated from a Sneak Peek thread.
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    So, 99 is the waist and I am sure it will be in the name and since there is some metal in it, so let's just call it the 99Ti at this point. These are not the graphics but I think they will be pretty minimalist like what is pictured. All I can say at this point....well, I really can't say too much...yet. I am not sure what the published dims will be, but the measured ones are 138-99-123 in the 177. There is a bit of rise in the tip, nothing like the Pinnacle 95. and a little in the tail. Flex is extremely balanced.

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    I will be getting out on these tomorrow...and the next day...

    #seriousfun #bamf #youneversawthese #suchatease

    Any questions that I might be able to answer?
     
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  2. Analisa

    Analisa Out on the slopes Skier

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    Fanboys/fangirls of which skis should be excited about these?
     
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    Great question!!!

    :popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:
     
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    Cheizz Craving camber Skier

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    So, more lika a wider iKonic than a Pinnacle right?
     
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    Between the two.
     


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    You say fangirl, yes there will be women's versions coming, I believe in the first year too. These are definately on the stronger end of the scale, so Bonafide for sure, one of the people who had a lot of say in the Flipcore collection, had a good amount of influence here. Of course the Enforcer was in the sites and this will be create for the skier who finds themselves between sizes there. In spending some time on this last year, this is the ski that a lot of these other skis want to be.

    The designers of this ski/collection, there will be an 88 and 108 also, also designed the Charger and Ikonic collections too and there is some of those skis DNA in this new ski.
     
  7. JohnnyG

    JohnnyG Putting on skis Skier

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    Jed Yeiser?

    I'm wondering how they'll be in soft snow compared to the Pinnacles.
     
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  8. Mallet21

    Mallet21 Booting up Skier

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    Never really connected with the floppy tips of the Pinnacle 95 .....very excited to see how this new ski differs.
     
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    Ken_R Living the Dream Skier

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    ^^^

    Mantra? Rustler 9? QST99? Enforcer?
     
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    Joe Strummer Putting on skis Skier

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    Is that a Fiat 500 in your garage? My wife drives a green 1957 Edition (so retro) fiat 500 Cabriolet.
     
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    No, a VW Golf Alltrack.
     
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    I took them to Squaw today.

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    neonorchid Out on the slopes Skier

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    ...and?
     
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    Wasatchman over the hill Skier

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    Look forward to hearing your comments about the ski. Hopefully this is the type of ski that will help inject some new excitement for the brand.
     
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    I will be holding my full review for a bit. I will say, I think they accomplished what they sought out to do. I am still thinking about @Analisa's question in post #2
    Not that I can't answer it but just that it is such an awesome question.
     
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    neonorchid Out on the slopes Skier

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    Spot on! :golfclap:

    Can I nominate @Analisa to be appointed PugSki tester of 50/50 and the quickly evolving more descent-oriented light BC gear?
     
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  19. rj2

    rj2 Still using the same poles from the 70s Skier

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    Someone on a 1st Gen Pinnacle 95 like me
     
  20. Core2

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    I'm excited to hear this review. This may be one of my next ski purchases.
     

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