"Though part of K2's Apache freeride family, the X is less adventurous than its siblings. It favors groomers, though it's willing to venture off-piste on powder days. The X's narrow waist, deep sidecut and lively fir-core torsion-box construction ideally suit Cruisers. It prefers long, easy turns on soft snow, yet demonstrates commendable versatility. K2's triaxial braiding aligns the fibers that envelop its core at angles designed to help resist twisting, keeping the edge engaged."