2016/2017 K2 Marksman ski review. OnTheSnow tested this ski as part of its men’s Powder Category.

There aren’t many people who ski with the exuberance of Pep Fujas—both forward and backward. It’s no surprise that Fujas made his design mark with the new asymmetrical Marksman. The left and right asymmetrical tip and tail shape is designed for better edge grip and stability, while the tapered outside edge helps to, in Fujas’ words, “butter, initiate ground spins and press rolls and bumps.” OnTheSnow testers gave the 106-mm-waisted ski high marks for playfulness, which outperformed it in the versatility criteria. “Lively ski, tough to control,” says Witman. “It’s light, poppy and floats well, but it has inconsistent turn shape.” The construction includes K2’s Double Barrel core, which combines dense wood over the edges with lighter wood down the center, along with Triaxally Braided fiberglass for liveliness. “This jibby, surfy powder board is a blast in soft snow,” says Rice.

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