2023-2024 K2 Mindbender 106C

Ski: 2023-2024 K2 Mindbender 106C, 183 cm

Available Lengths: 169, 176, 183, 189 cm

Blister’s Measured Tip-to-Tail Length (straight-tape pull): 182.9 cm

Stated Weight per Ski: 2089 grams

Blister’s Measured Weight per Ski: 2050 & 2084 grams

Stated Dimensions: 137-106-127 mm

Blister’s Measured Dimensions: 137.5-105.5-126.5 mm

Stated Sidecut Radius (183 cm): 18.9 meters

Measured Tip & Tail Splay (ski decambered): 53 mm / 30 mm

Measured Traditional Camber Underfoot: 2.5 mm

Core Materials: aspen + “carbon spectral braid” + flax & fiberglass laminate

Base: sintered

Factory Recommended Mount Point: -9 cm from center; 82.5 cm from tail

Ski: 2023-2024 K2 Mindbender 106C, 189 cm

Blister’s Measured Tip-to-Tail Length (straight-tape pull): 188.7 cm

Blister’s Measured Weight per Ski: 2118 & 2194 grams

Blister’s Measured Dimensions: 137.5-105.5-126 mm

Measured Tip & Tail Splay (ski decambered): 57 mm / 30 mm

Measured Traditional Camber Underfoot: 6 mm

Factory Recommended Mount Point: -9 cm from center; 85 cm from tail

Blister reviews the K2 Mindbender 106C
K2 Mindbender 106C: 23/24 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 Mindbender 106C

“The all-new K2 Mindbender 106C redefines all-mountain performance in a weight conscious and playful package. Purpose-engineered to excel in a variety of conditions while maintaining playful maneuverability and stability.

Strapped with K2’s patented Spectral Braid Technology, first-of-its-kind variable-angle fiber reinforcement that allows for precision-tuned torsion. The 106C delivers a stable experience, keeping you planted and engaged in every turn. Uni-Directional Flax improves the skis’ ability to track in variable terrain, making them maneuverable and composed.

At a more approachable waist width, and without sacrificing mid-range performance, the 106C are nimble, dynamic and supportive; they are the ultimate one ski quiver everyone should have in their lineup.”

Additionally, check out K2’s Brand Lineup Video from the 2023 Blister Summit:

Flex Pattern

Here’s how we’d characterize the flex pattern of the 183 cm Mindbender 106C:

Tips: 5-5.5
Shovels: 6-7.5
In Front of Toe Piece: 8-10
Underfoot: 10
Behind the Heel Piece: 9.5-9
Tails: 8.5-7

And here’s how we’d characterize the flex pattern of the 189 cm Mindbender 106C:

Tips: 5-5.5
Shovels: 6-7.5
In Front of Toe Piece: 8-10
Underfoot: 10
Behind the Heel Piece: 10-9.5
Tails: 9-7.5

The flex patterns of both lengths are very directional, and are quite soft at the end of the tips. The back half of the 189 cm length is noticeably stiffer than the back half of the 183 cm length.

Flash Review: Our Initial On-Snow Impressions

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Flash Review: K2 Mindbender 106C — K2 updated their lighter “Mindbender C” skis for 23/24, and we’ve been skiing the new Mindbender 106C. Check out our initial impressions.

2023-2024 K2 Mindbender 106C, BLISTER
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7 comments on “2023-2024 K2 Mindbender 106C”

  1. I’m very, very keen to see the full review and deep dive comparisons, including narrower ski, notable the Liberty Origin 101 and Fischer Ranger 102.

  2. I demoed them last season in 189 and loved them. Bought them at the beginning of the season in 183 and I love them. Way more fun than the mindbender 108 I was on last season. Feels more forgiving on landings and as stable as I need. I mounted them and demoed at +2 and so far no regrets. Curious how they ski on recommended though. They have been awesome in steep terrain so long as I stay forward and easy to jump turn.

  3. The flex pattern seems nearly identical to the 108ti, but am interested to know how they are different in soft snow and groomers. Obviously there is a weight difference, and also swing weight feel? I have the 99ti and am looking for a soft snow ski.

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