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2024-2025 K2 Reckoner 110 Review

The Reckoner is a household name in K2’s family, and before the name, there was a legacy of mega-fun, high-performing twin-tip skis. From the old Hellbents and ladies’ MissDemeanor (my favorite ski name, of all time), K2 has always kept an eye on their freestyle line. For 24/25, K2 has redesigned the whole line, with amazing new graphics and build that will take you to more places than you’d think. In this review, we’ll focus on the middle child, the K2 Reckoner 110.

Matt McDonald sailing through the air on the K2 Reckoner 110’s bigger sibling, the K2 Reckoner KF. | Photo: Casey Day

K2 Reckoner 110: Field Notes

The new K2 Reckoner 110 is part of a bigger new Reckoner family. The Reckoner has a narrower Reckoner 102, and a wider Reckoner 124 as siblings, along with a new cousin (if you will follow my metaphor) in the Reckoner KF. The Reckoner KF is freestyle ripper Karl Fostvedt’s (aka: Crazy Karl) pro model for this year. The KF offers some more stability and power underfoot and was just as highly rated as the rest of the line. But right now, we’re talking the middle child, the Reckoner 110.

The new ski has the same great markings of a freestyle-inspired ski as the old Reckoner, but gets some beefed-up material. You’ll find the carbon spectral braid that’s bound more tightly around the midfoot of the ski for more rigidity, while the tips and tails are softer for more butter and presses. These Reckoners also get the Triaxial Braided Core construction, which interlocks strands of fiberglass around a milled core, increasing the torsional stiffness of the ski while retaining the flex of a simple wood core ski.

K2 also installed the TwinTech Sidewall, which adds extra sidewall material through the tips and tails. They’ve also chamfered the top sheets near the edges for better durability (and keep your sticks looking better for longer).

The entire Reckoner series comes with a women;s line that is completely unisex in construction to the men’s, with extra rad graphics.

I skied the Reckoner in the 170cm at 5’8″ and 130lbs but would size up to 177cm in the future, especially for a soft snow-oriented ski. If in between sizes, strongly consider sizing up. We’ll switch the normal order of our reviews with soft snow analysis first, as that’s where this ski shines.

A close up of the women’s Reckoner 110, with moody red tie-dye graphics.

Powder and Mixed Snow

You’ll see an ongoing theme with the review—the K2 Reckoner 110 rips, with the understanding that you’re on a playful, progressive ski. In soft snow, it’s incredibly drifty, floaty, and cuts through the soft stuff like butter. Sort of like flying on a cloud, without a care in the world. Many of our staffers noted the impressive float for the size, making this a great bang for your buck ski when soft snow comes to town.

The drifty-ness of the ski really shines in deeper snow. If you ski with a playful and centered style, the Reckoner rewards this with a loose ride that opens up doors to what you can do on snow. Jibs and presses are easier than ever, while balanced with a properly supportive platform underfoot.

When it gets to heavy chop or crud, this isn’t the ski that will provide a completely planted ride while charging down the fall line with reckless abandon. The increased platform underfoot prevents this from feeling completely like wild ride down the hill, but this ski will be much happier taking more dynamic turns to find good snow, rather than cutting hard through challenging snow at speed.

It also depends on your personal preference. Skiers who want a ski that charges through things with complete predictability won’t get the stability they’re looking for here, nor may they be looking here. But, among the “freestyle-inspired” skis, this certainly focuses on the softer flexing side. Something like the new Armada ARV 106 or Faction Studio will offer a similar shape and drifty ride, with a significantly stiffer (and heavier) platform. Again, you have some support underfoot to stay confident in your ride, but the tips and tails of the Reckoner remain quite soft.

Pow7 owner Jordan Jones finds a slash here and there. | Photo: Casey Day

Bumps and Trees

The K2 Reckoner 110 really thrives in this terrain as well. The updates made to this version level up performance in this sometimes variable terrain. The softer tips and tails are also very forgiving for riding in tight terrain or trees, and won’t punish you for a mistake in the backseat. That makes this (or the narrower Reckoner 102) a perfect companion for a progressing skier who wants to prioritize fun on the mountain.

The maneuverability of this ski is second to none. The tip taper keeps it easy to turn, and the progressive shape feels happiest when slashed sideways. That all adds up to a ski that’s easy and intuitive to whip around.

It’s no surprise that this maneuverability is not just for on-snow action, but in air action too. For spins and tricks, it’s nice to have a ski that feels intuitive to swing around. The new Reckoner offers the same maneuverability you’re looking for, with an added platform underfoot to really be able to stomp the landing.

Again, there are stiffer skis if you prefer a heavier, chargier ride. But the new Reckoner 110 reminded me a lot of the Atomic Bent 110 in this terrain. Poppy and playful, without totally noodling out under you like an older Line Sir Francis Bacon.

Lauren: “This was very maneuverable. Easy in snowy steep bumps, and fun to jump off stuff with the progressive mount.”

Lauren Blair, doing the damn thing. | Photo: Casey Day

Groomers

Is this ski designed for groomed terrain? Not necessarily. Can it ski it? Of course! It’s a ski. The new Reckoner steps up performance on-trail with K2 adding their torsion box control. That levels up the ski’s torsional rigidity, and gives you a bit more power tilting that ski over on edge. For how rockered, centered, and soft it is, the K2 Reckoner 110 really has no business carving as well as it does.

That said, we’re not talking about a carving ski here, or really a ski that’s designed to be mega versatile for 50% or more time spent on trail. Look for something like the new Line Bacon 108, K2’s Mindbender 106 C, or Icelantic’s new Nomad 106 for a playful and softer flexing ski, that has some more chops for laying down a turn. If you ski on bulletproof blue snow more often than not, these playful skis will suit you better on trail (and probably something narrower, too).

Of course, that only matters if you prioritize and expect your ski to feel powerful when you lean it over on edge, or want it to feel bombproof at speed.

The squad is out and about. | Photo: Casey Day

Bottom Line

The K2 Reckoner 110 is very, very fun. If you like a progressive shape and flex, along with badass graphics, the K2 Reckoner delivers. This new model shows what modern ski tech and design can do to enhance a ski’s ski-ability in variable conditions. It retains the fun-focused and freestyle nature of older models, while leveling up performance in un-ideal conditions. That makes the ski more versatile, but I’d still put it solidly in the freestyle, softer flexing, playful category.

If you’re looking for a ski with just a touch more beef, give a solid look to the Reckoner KF. The beefed-up platform underfoot does a lot to increase your capabilities to ski fast and harder when the snow is chopped up.

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