Last years K2 Pinnacle 116 was a ski of choice for Silverton Mountain guides at the notorious, steep and deep Colorado ski area. We thought if it's good enough for them, it's good enough for everyone. Well, now K2 replaces the Pinnacles with a whole new lineup: the Mindbenders. These new powder skis, the 116Cs, take that pinnacle prowess and expand on it. The skis are built with Carbon Spectral Braid, which braids carbon fiber in variable angles, allowing for variation in the flex and torsion. This means ultimate responsiveness and versatility coupled with a powder-loving rocker and taper profile. The Mindbender 116C is one of the best do-it-all powder skis to hit the scene in a long time. Similar skis: Black Crows Anima, Atomic Backland 117, Kastle FX116.