K2 Reckoner

Lead Photo Credit: Courtesy of K2/ Photographer Jack Dawe

The K2 Reckoner 110 needs no introduction. A perennial favorite for freeriders and powderhounds, this ski has earned its reputation for playful handling and float in the deep stuff. But for the 2024/25 season, K2 promises a revamped Reckoner billing it as the ultimate all-mountain, all-conditions weapon. So, what’s new and can it live up to the hype?

2024 K2 Reckoner Skis: All-New Construction for Playful Power

K2 is shaking things up for the 2024 season with a completely redesigned Reckoner ski collection. This popular twin-tip freeride line gets a major upgrade in construction, promising increased durability, playful performance and a wider range of options for skiers of all styles.

New Tech, More Fun

The biggest news is the incorporation of K2’s latest innovations into the Reckoner’s core. Here’s a breakdown of the key features:

  • Spectral Braid (New Iteration): This technology utilizes a special weave pattern to fine-tune the ski’s flex and torsional rigidity. Tighter fibers in the midbody create a stable platform for powerful turns, while looser weaves in the tip and tail allow for surfy, playful responsiveness.
  • Triaxial Braided Core (New Iteration): K2’s signature braiding process gets an update, interlocking strands of fiberglass around a milled wood core for impressive torsional strength while maintaining the lively feel of a traditional wood ski.
  • BioResin (New): A plant-based resin solution that boasts improved cold-weather performance and stronger bonds compared to previous materials. It’s also kinder to the environment than traditional oil-based resins.

Wider Options and a Pro Model

The 2024 Reckoner lineup will also expand its range to cater to more skiers. New models include:

  • Wider freeride options in 124mm and 110mm waist widths.
  • The all-new “Karl Fostvedt Pro Model” – a soft-flexing, twin-tip ski designed by the athlete himself for tackling big jumps, deep landings, and playful lines.

Women’s Collection Gets Wider Too

The women’s Reckoner collection joins the party with new 110mm and 102mm width options, providing a wider selection for female skiers who crave playful performance and all-mountain versatility.

Reservations and Excitement About the K2 Reckoner

While a true verdict awaits on-snow testing (I will be testing the 110 model early next winter), the revamped K2 Reckoner series has all the makings of a winner. By incorporating new technologies and expanding the range of options, K2 seems to be aiming for a wider (pun intended) audience while staying true to the ski’s reputation for playful fun and all-mountain prowess. Whether you’re a seasoned skier seeking a powerful yet playful ride or an aspiring freeskier looking to take your skills to the next level, the redesigned Reckoner might be a ski worth checking out.

Stay tuned for a full review after putting the 2024/25 K2 Reckoner 110 through its paces on the mountain. Until then, this first look promises an exciting evolution for a freeride favorite.

About the Author

Rich Stoner is the founder of the après-ski lifestyle clothing and media brand, All About Après. He is also the co-host of the Beyond the Après podcast. No stranger to the ski and après-ski scene, Rich has been a long time contributor for many publications on topics like skiing, gear, beer and food. However, his passion is on the slopes and enjoying good times with good people. You can find him perfecting his craft carving turns and drinking beers in the Green Mountains of Vermont.  @allaboutapres

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