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The Disruption range was K2's big story a few seasons ago; we test whether the Disruption 78C still causes as much havoc as promised.

K2 Disruption 78C ski 2023
Level
Intermediate
Flex Rating
0
Terrain
All Mountain
Best for
Anyone looking for what is essentially a piste ski with personality
Price
£525
Season
2022/23
lengths
156, 163, 170, 177
Bindings?
Yes
Float
6
Playfulness
10
Value
9
Edge hold
8
Stability
8
Turn initiation
10
Overall Score
10
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It's exactly what a K2 fan would want in a piste-focussed all mountain ski
Lack of all mountain versatility

The Disruption range from K2 has certainly ruffled our neat system of categorisation of skis; like many brands, K2 seems keen to blur the piste/all mountain/ freeride categories. Which is probably no bad thing. K2 Disruption models pop up in both our piste and all mountain categories, and this Disruption 78C falls into the latter.

78mm underfoot is a very narrow base for a modern versatile ski, and one suspects K2 simply doesn't like the 'piste' label. This ski is highly piste-biased though. It couldn't be considered a performance, race-inspired piste ski, because, simply put, it's far too much fun.

The Disruption 78C is exactly what you'd expect from a K2 all-mountain ski; soft, playful, poppy, and incredible fun. It's happy at speed, but it might be a stretch to call it 'stable' - but again this is all part of the fun; you might feel close to the edge, but that doesn't make you want to slow down!

High intermediates will really make the most of this ski, but their forgiving flex and ease of use mean low intermediates will find them a great choice too. And above all, the price point (which includes bindings, just to be clear) makes them a very attractive proposal.

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