Ski: 2020-2021 K2 Reckoner 112, 184 cm
Available Lengths: 177, 184, 191 cm
Blister’s Measured Tip-to-Tail Length: 184.5 cm
Blister’s Measured Weight per Ski: 2027 & 2052 grams
Stated Dimensions: 136-112-127 mm
Blister’s Measured Dimensions: 135.8-111.4-126.5 mm
Stated Sidecut Radius (184 cm): 22.9 meters
Measured Tip & Tail Splay (ski decambered): 55 mm / 41 mm
Measured Traditional Camber Underfoot: 3.5 mm
Core: aspen/fir + carbon stringers & “Spectral Braid” + fiberglass laminate
Factory Recommended Mount Point:
- “Midsole”: -5.45 cm from center; 86.8 cm from tail
- “Team”: -3.55 cm from center; 88.7 cm from tail
Last week we posted our First Look of the new K2 Reckoner 122, which is the widest ski in K2’s new all-mountain-freestyle series.
They’re also making a Reckoner 102 (First Look coming soon) and the Reckoner 112, which we’re diving into today. While a ~112mm-wide freestyle ski has been gone from K2’s lineup for a few years, the Reckoner 112 will now fill that slot and follows in the footsteps of popular skis like the Shreditor 112. As soon as the rumors started spreading about a potential replacement for the Shreditors, our own Cy Whitling (huge fan of the Shreditor 112) started electronically gushing about the very concept, and we’re excited to say we have the skis in hand and have started getting time on them.
Blister Members can check out our initial on-snow impressions in our Flash Review, and then stay tuned for our full review, where several of us will be chiming in.
What K2 says about the Reckoner 112
“You know that ski you want for every occasion? The ski that jumps, slarves, slashes, and cuts. The ski that can bounce pillows to the ground floor, hit jumps late into the afternoon sun, and snipe transitions when the pow has been tracked: The Reckoner 112.”
K2 is definitely focusing on the Reckoner 112’s versatility here, as well as its playfulness. That’s something we hear from a lot of brands about their ~110mm-wide freestyle skis, so let’s see what sets the Reckoner 112 apart:
All of the Reckoner skis feature a aspen / fir wood core, carbon stringers, a fiberglass laminate, and K2’s “Spectral Braid.” The Spectral Braid is essentially a carbon weave that varies in terms of the weave angle / density as you move from the tip of the ski to the tail.
In the Reckoner skis, the braid starts with a fairly open, low-density weave at the tips, that weave gets tighter in the middle of the ski, and then again opens up as you move to the tail. In short, this is designed to give you more compliance and less torsional rigidity at the ends of the skis, but with more torsional rigidity and power underfoot. The Spectral Braid in the Reckoners is more symmetrical than that in the K2 Mindbenders, which consisted of a tight weave at the tips and underfoot, and only opened up at the tail.
Shape / Rocker Profile
In short, the Reckoner 112 looks a lot like the Shreditor 112. The Reckoner 112 has a lot of tip and tail taper, though its tips and tails don’t taper to nearly as much of a point as the K2 Marksman & Catamaran that it’s replacing. The Reckoner 112’s shape looks pretty similar to several other all-mountain-freestyle skis like the Prior Northwest 110, ON3P Jeffrey 108, Faction Prodigy 4.0, and Moment Deathwish. Compared to more directional skis like the Volkl V-Werks Katana, Nordica Enforcer 110, Icelantic Nomad 105, & Parlor Mountain Jay / McFellon Pro, the Reckoner 112 has much more tip and tail taper.
The Reckoner 112’s rocker profile is also in line with most freestyle skis in its class. It has a very deep tip rocker line, some camber underfoot, and a tail rocker line that’s still pretty deep but that’s shallower than its tip rocker line. The rocker profile of the Reckoner 112 looks very similar to the old Shreditor 112’s, though the Reckoner 112 has a slightly lower tail (we’d still call it a twin tip).
Here’s how we’d characterize the flex pattern of the Reckoner 112:
In Front of Toe Piece: 8-10
Behind the Heel Piece: 10-8.5
The Reckoner 112 has a very accessible, pretty symmetrical flex pattern. Its tips and tails are pretty soft, and like the Reckoner 122, the Reckoner 112 has a fairly slow and smooth increase in stiffness as you move to the middle. Of the whole Reckoner series, the 112 is the stiffest by a small margin, but all three skis are pretty similar in terms of flex pattern.
The Reckoner 112’s flex pattern is fairly similar to the K2 Marksman, and it’s on the softer / more forgiving end of the spectrum. Skis like the ON3P Jeffrey 108, Moment Deathwish, and Faction Prodigy 4.0 are all a bit stiffer overall, as are most of the more directional options in this class.
The Reckoner 112 came with two mount points: the -5.5 cm “midsole” line and -3.5 cm “team” line.
Both of those lines are pretty far forward, and are again in line with most of the freestyle options in this category. We’re curious to see how the Reckoner 112 responds to some different mount points and different skiing styles.
This is arguably the biggest change for all of K2’s new Reckoner skis. In the past, their skis have often been on the heavier end of the spectrum. The new Reckoners are not, likely thanks to their lighter carbon construction.
Our pair of the 184 cm Reckoner 112 comes in at around 2040 grams, which is notably lighter than the (106mm-wide) Marksman, and much lighter than the ON3P Jeffrey 108 and Faction Prodigy 4.0. The Reckoner 112’s weight is not far off from the weight of the Moment Deathwish, Sego Big Horn 106, and Moment Wildcat 108.
For reference, here are our measured weights for some notable skis. Keep in mind the length differences to try to keep things apples to apples.
1753 & 1756 Renoun Citadel 114, 186 cm (19/20–20/21)
1910 & 1941 Scott Scrapper 115, 189 cm (17/18–20/21)
1959 & 1975 Volkl V-Werks Katana, 184 cm (15/16–19/20)
1964 & 1972 Moment Deathwish, 184 cm (19/20–20/21)
1999 & 2020 Rossignol BLACKOPS Sender Ti, 180 cm (20/21)
2006 & 2011 Rossignol Super 7 HD, 188 cm (17/18–19/20)
2011 & 2028 Moment Wildcat 108, 184 cm (19/20)
2013 & 2099 Moment Wildcat, 184 cm (18/19–19/20)
2027 & 2052 K2 Reckoner 112, 184 cm (20/21)
2034 & 2052 Blizzard Rustler 11, 188 cm (17/18–20/21)
2043 & 2046 4FRNT Inthayne, 188 cm (18/19-19/20)
2097 & 2103 Liberty Origin 112, 184 cm (17/18–20/21)
2102 & 2137 Line Sick Day 114, 190 cm (17/18–19/20)
2110 & 2119 Moment Wildcat 108, 190 cm (19/20)
2112 & 2125 4FRNT MSP 107, 187 cm (18/19–19/20)
2125 & 2134 Kye Shapes Metamorph, 185 cm (19/20)
2143 & 2194 ON3P Wrenegade 108, 184 cm (18/19–19/20)
2150 avg Parlor Mountain Jay, 185 cm (17/18–20/21)
2153 & 2184 Rossignol BLACKOPS Sender Ti, 187 cm (20/21)
2165 & 2211 K2 Mindbender 108Ti, 186 cm (19/20–20/21)
2165 & 2219 Icelantic Nomad 105, 191 cm (19/20–20/21)
2170 & 2180 Dynastar M-Free 108, 182 cm (20/21)
2177 & 2180 Moment Commander 108, 188 cm (19/20)
2181 & 2190 Parlor McFellon Pro, 185 cm (19/20–20/21)
2182 & 2218 Nordica Enforcer 110 Free, 185 cm (17/18–20/21)
2188 & 2190 Prior Northwest 110, 190 cm (19/20–20/21)
2190 & 2268 Armada ARV 106Ti LTD, 188 cm (18/19–19/20)
2220 & 2252 Faction Prodigy 4.0, 186 cm (18/19–19/20)
2221 & 2245 ON3P Jeffrey 108, 186 cm (17/18–19/20)
2232 & 2244 ON3P Woodsman 108, 187 cm (19/20)
2283 & 2290 ON3P Wrenegade 108, 189 cm (18/19–19/20)
2312 & 2386 Prior Husume, 188 cm (17/18–20/21)
2318 & 2341 J Skis The Metal, 186 cm (16/17–19/20)
2321 & 2335 Fischer Ranger 107 Ti, 189 cm (19/20–20/21)
2376 & 2393 Blizzard Cochise, 185 cm (15/16–19/20)
Some Questions / Things We’re Curious About
(1) The Reckoner 112 basically replaces the K2 Marksman, so how similar or different will the two feel?
(2) The Reckoner 112 is both pretty light and fairly soft, so how playful will it feel, and how stable will it feel when speeds pick up and conditions get nasty?
(3) At 112 mm underfoot, the Reckoner 112 slots into a category of skis that some see as dedicated soft-snow tools, while others will be looking to use them on a regular basis. So how versatile will the Reckoner 112 be when it comes to the extreme ends of the condition spectrum?
(4) How does the Reckoner 112 compare to the old Shreditor 112 that so many people loved?
Bottom Line (For Now)
With the Reckoner 112, K2 looks to be bringing back some elements from their old freestyle skis, but they’ve added a new construction and we’re very excited about the potential. Blister Members can check out our Flash Review for our initial on-snow impressions, and then stay tuned for our full review.
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