The K2 Mindbender 96C is really defines what a fully capable all-mountain ski is all about; It excels on all terrain and conditions that inspires confidence for all who choose to ride it. Featuring its Spectral Braiding, it makes the ski torsionally stiff and responsive in the shovel, and more playful and freeride-oriented in the tail. K2 uses cross-hatching construction which makes the ski tighter up front, and looser in the rear, mimicking what they do with their Titanal Y-Beam in the Ti versions of the skis, but using lighter and more reactive carbon in order to achieve the same results. What you get is a tremendous one-ski quiver killer, making this an ideal ski for both the east and west coast to use a daily driver. From groomers, to hardpack, to bumps steeps and powder, the K2 Mindbender 96C delivers on versatility and all-around good times no matter what route you choose to come down after unloading off your favorite chairlift.