2022-2023 K2 Dispatch 101

Ski: 2022-2023 K2 Dispatch 101, 175 cm

Available Lengths: 161, 168, 175, 182, 189 cm

Blister’s Measured Tip-to-Tail Length (straight-tape pull): 174.5 cm

Stated Weight Per Ski: 1695  grams (182 cm)

Blister’s Measured Weight per Ski: 1525 & 1555 grams

Stated Dimensions: 123-101-112 mm (182 cm)

Blister’s Measured Dimensions: 122.3-100.4-111.6 mm

Stated Sidecut Radius: 26.3 meters (182 cm)

Measured Tip & Tail Splay (ski decambered): 62.5 mm / 22 mm

Measured Traditional Camber Underfoot: 2.5 mm

Core Materials: paulownia + unidirectional flax + titanal “HEX-Beam” layer + carbon laminate

Base:“steadfast base”

Factory Recommended Mount Point: -9.35 cm from center; 77.9 cm from tail

Jonathan Ellsworth reviews the K2 Dispatch 101 for Blister.
K2 Dispatch 101 - 22/23 Top Sheet
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[Editor’s Note: In the interest of getting you information sooner on some of the products we’re reviewing, we’re posting here some of our measured specs and manufacturer details, and will update in the future. Take a look, and let us know in the Comments Section below what questions you’d like us to answer.]

What K2 says about the Dispatch 101

“Ringing in the lightweight champion of the Dispatch Collection, the K2 Dispatch 101 Skis embody most of the key characteristics of their wider brethren while still packing a pretty punch when it comes to uphill performance. If you don’t feel like hopping on the skin track to earn your turns, these skis have mastered the art of reliable stability and control when things start to get skied out inbounds. A fantastic one stop shop for skiers of all stripes.”

Flex Pattern

Here’s how we’d characterize the flex pattern of the Dispatch 101:

Tips: 6-6.5
Shovels: 7-8
In Front of Toe Piece: 8.5-10
Underfoot: 10
Behind the Heel Piece:10-9
Tails: 8.5

Stay Tuned…

We received all 3 models from K2’s new Dispatch series this Spring, and have spent some time skiing them in the resort and backcountry. Recently, Jonathan Ellsworth sat down with K2’s Jed Yaiser to talk about the new Dispatch series in a video we posted. Keep an eye out for updates, and let us know of any questions you have about the Dispatch 101 in particular.

2022-2023 K2 Dispatch 101, BLISTER
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1 comment on “2022-2023 K2 Dispatch 101”

  1. Was waiting for this one, and would love a deep dive!
    I’m thinking of replacing my Wayback 106 with these, as a do-it-all touring ski.
    Would like to hear how they compare to a lot of other really nice skis: 4frnt Raven, Dynafit Beast, Stöckli Edge FT, BC Navis…

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