K2 BackLash (2010)

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K2 BackLash

Rating: / 5
Price: $750.00
Year: 2010
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 129/92/115
Lengths: 167, 174, 181

Stability at speed: 2.46 / 5
Hard snow performance: 2.50 / 5
Crud performance: 3.14 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.38 / 5

In our 174 test length, the BackLash was maneuverable and energetic at medium speeds. As with the HardSide (right), that maneuverability likely comes from a slightly rockered tip. It holds a strong edge in all turn radii and is nimble in bumps and trees. PLUS: A capable jack-of-all-trades for adventurous resort skiers. MINUS: Lacks edge control and stability at higher speeds—but many testers blamed this on the short test length.