Best Freestyle Ski

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If the Midnight is the best K2 has to offer in the women’s freestyle department, the Poacher is its men’s equivalent. They nailed down the design around 6 years ago, and have kept true to form since.

A stiffer-than-usual freestyle twin tip, the Poachers are made to be trashed. When you aren’t blowing out your edges at the park, their generous camber and rigidity also afford a pretty reasonable alpine ride.

 

The Poacher hits on a lot of the same points as the Midnight, including of course having some of our favorite mass market topsheets. Hearty and affordable, and the design has been this popular for so long for good reason.

If you’re narrowing down your selection for park skis, make sure that you don’t discount the Poacher as an option.

Our Overall Review

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

4.5

Reasons to buy:

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    Durable, practical, and versatile park ski
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    Stiffer option than a lot of comparable models
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    Super affordable for a high-quality ski

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markHeavier swing weight than most of the competition

Where to buy:

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Poacher

Specs & Features

  • Gradual "All-Mountain" Rocker
  • Blended fir and aspen core
  • Carbon stringer reinforcement for pop and rebound
  • Twintech Sidewall Construction
  • Sizes range from 163-184cm
See the complete list of the best K2 Skis here!

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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:

4.5

Reasons to buy:

  • check-mark
    Durable, practical, and versatile park ski
  • check-mark
    Stiffer option than a lot of comparable models
  • check-mark
    Super affordable for a high-quality ski

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markHeavier swing weight than most of the competition

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