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K2's iKonic 84 Ti returns for the 2018-19 season with some subtle changes, but will those impress our team during our on snow test in Galtür?
Level
Advanced
Terrain
All Mountain
Best for
Strong skiers seeking speed and adventure all over the mountain.
Price
£700
Season
2018/19
lengths
163,170,177,184
Bindings?
Yes
Float
8
Playfulness
8
Value
7
Edge hold
9
Stability
9
Turn initiation
8
Overall Score
8
+
K2's willingness to keep pushing the ski's boundaries.
That slightly underwhelming topsheet - a ski this good should shout off the rack.

K2 was pretty proud when it reworked its Konic range to introduce the iKonics last season.

A year on that seems even more justified, with a bit of tinkering to the iKonic 84 Ti that has made an already good all mountain ski even better.

The American brand has added a new carbon spine to the titanal layers and aspen/paulownia wood core, taking the performance level up another notch.

Even at 184cm long (the ski also comes in 177, 170 and 163 options), our testers found the iKonic 84 Ti easy to turn, snappy and responsive. It feels so solid when set on edge and produces beautifully smooth long turns.

Take the iKonic 84 Ti into softer snow or crud and the ride remains super stable, with a comforting amount of float despite those two sheets of titanal.

While the ski works best on the charge, if you need an option that requires a more mellow approach - or for those with a slighter build - then K2 makes the iKonic 84 without the titanal, also swapping the wood core for a fir/aspen mix.

But it is the iKonic 84 Ti that really hit the spot for our team in Galtür, with K2 having given us a lovely true all mountain ski to test.