Best Women's Carving Ski

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K2’s ski lineup was relatively stable this year, with the big exception being the Disruption series. In addition to the Ti2 listed above, K2 released four distinct women’s carving skis- and the 78C Alliance is the most interesting among them.

Sitting at a middling waist and an impressively low weight for a recreational race ski, the 78C excels making short, sprightly turns in a variety of front-side environments.

This would make an excellent ski for an aggressive intermediate to advanced skier who spends most of their time on the frontside of the mountain, but wants a little bit of freedom to explore terrain beyond the groomers.

As far as carving skis go, this is one of the more versatile options currently available.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.3

Reasons to buy:

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    Light, fast, and fun frontside carver
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    Reasonable performance once you get off the groomers
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    Reasonably priced for a highly engineered ski

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markHeavy snow will kick you around a little bit
  • check-markHas a lower speed limit than a lot of race skis

Where to buy:

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Disruption 78C Alliance

Specs & Features

  • Aspen Veneer Core
  • Powerwall Sidewall Construction
  • Dark Matter Dampening
  • Carbon I-Beam
  • Speed Rocker
  • Sizes range from 146-167cm
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Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.3

Reasons to buy:

  • check-mark
    Light, fast, and fun frontside carver
  • check-mark
    Reasonable performance once you get off the groomers
  • check-mark
    Reasonably priced for a highly engineered ski

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markHeavy snow will kick you around a little bit
  • check-markHas a lower speed limit than a lot of race skis

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