K2 Rictor

K2 Rictor
Category: Piste
Level: Advanced
Brand: K2
Modelyear: 2012
Measure (Tip/Waist/Tail): 127/80/109 mm (160 cm)
Sizes: 160,167,174,181 cm
Manufacturers description
If you are searching for the most versatile high performance ski available, then look no further. Equally at home on the steepest, rock-solid groomer or the back bowls on a powder day, the Rictor is your one-ski quiver. Incredible versatility stems from the optimal combination of width, shape, and Baseline profile, resulting in an expert level ski that will have you skiing from first to last chair.

(Official information from K2)


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EDU
EDU (Guest)
08/06/2021
Strenghts:
Extremely versatile

Weaknesses:
I did not find it

Summary:
It is a ski to enjoy the mountain on or off the piste.

Model year: 2012
Riding style: piste / powder
Length on the ski: 174 cm
Riders weight: 77 kg
Riders length: 179 cm

liljedi
liljedi (Guest)
15/04/2011
Strenghts:
Dominating anything and everything the resort has to offer, be it corduroy, bumps, trees, steeps, crud, fresh stuff, slush, even icy hardpack. Probably the most confidence-inspiring, easy-turning, unflappable ski I’ve ever had the pleasure of owning. This is now my go-to pair for on-piste pleasure-seeking.

Weaknesses:
The mildly rockered, oddly wide shovel wants desperately to tackle the deep stuff, but with only a 80mm waist, this thing isn’t the best companion in knee-to-waist-deep pow. It’s pretty amusing though, to watch the nose stick up like a periscope while the rest of the ski disappears into the fluff. Uber-hard-chargers who can’t be bothered with, you know, turns will probably not find it stiff or stable enough at breakneck speed.

Summary:
The predecessor Recon was the all-mountain industry standard for many moons for good reason, but it lacked that magical x-factor that makes a ski truly special. The Rictor’s combination of full-length sidewall, stiff metal backbone, “all-mountain rocker” in the tip, monstrous shovel nose, and flat no-nonsense tail makes this thing grip and rip on the groomers, brainlessly quick edge-to-edge, and unflappably damp in variable conditions. This thing will make anyone ski better, period. Almost certainly one of the best front-side, west-coast resort skis ever produced. Did I mention it's stupidly easy to turn? Get ready to smile 'til your face hurts.

Model year: 2011
Riding style: Piste, powder/backcountry, moguls, etc.
Length on the ski: 167 cm
Riders weight: 68 kg
Riders length: 158 cm

Niclas
Niclas (Guest)
25/01/2021
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Strenghts:
Allround

Weaknesses:
None found

Summary:
A fantastic ski that works all over the mountain.

Model year: 2012
Riding style: Piste, pillows
Length on the ski: 168 cm
Riders weight: 90 kg
Riders length: 175 cm

malva
malva (Guest)
04/04/2014
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Strenghts:
I'm going back all the way. I am a better amateur rider. I think the ski is very stable and on other skis I have had an unstable feeling on transport stretches, but with these everything is flowing all the best. Really good in raised runs. I was in France earlier this year and pumped a lot of pillows and it worked well but not quite perfect.
The best thing about these skis, I think when you come in a blue / red backe and stand on and squeeze a lot in the turns! really lovely!
I put up in an "amateur competition" when I was in the mood earlier this year and had these skis and I won against two girls competing in skiing.

Weaknesses:
They are heavy.

Summary:
Good skiing for a little better rider.

Model year: 2011
Riding style: Piste-powder

aspen
aspen (Guest)
18/02/2013
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Strenghts:
One word: Allround! Have rarely tried a skid that is so easy to get in turns. It's cool that it seems to be both short-cut turning and longer turning. Has not had the opportunity to try outside the piste. Very pleased owner so far.

Weaknesses:
The graphics turned out ugly

Summary:
If you just want to buy a ski that works well all over the mountain with emphasis on the piste, "lock no further, this is da shit"!

Riding style: most pistons and little pillows

Mathias E
Mathias E (Guest)
12/02/2013
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Strenghts:
Very safe and lightweight in the piste. Easy to do both short and long turns. That it's an allround ski. Ordinary people only have a couple of skis and then this is a very successful compromise to maximize the pleasure of all kind of skiing.

Weaknesses:
Worrying when driving on flat skis straight ahead, for example on transport distances. You should stay a bit on edge all the time, especially if you have a little higher speed. The skis are quite heavy, but there was nothing that bothered me in the piste or the little I went outside the piste in a little looser snow. It's a disadvantage first if you jump and trim.

Summary:
I am a good amateur driver, who has been 1-2 weeks a year for 25 years. Have tested this ski 2 days in well-prepared slopes in Idre. Because I'm pretty easy, this skiing works well for me, I can drive hard in the turns, and I get a good response (kick) of the ski if I press. It felt like the ski has two radii ... if you had a little lower speed and pushed you then you got to short, quick turns. But if you have high speed and just use the weight to push the ski, you get a turn with a larger radius. It's not the right radius, but the ski picks up through the turn, but it's still a safe turn with good grip. If you press tight in that turn, the ski shifts and flies over to the other side. So by pushing different hard, and tilting a lot, you can easily vary both short and long turns. Very entertaining :-). Went also the shock (45 degrees). It was very hard-prepared pist, almost ice. It's too steep for a sharp turn, so I broke down, but I had no trouble getting down safely and safely with a good grip on the turns. Have never enjoyed so much of hugely beautiful carvings in green-blue slopes as with these skis. But they also work great to drive steeper slopes with, and outside the piste. I'm happy with the skiing so far, it's the funniest skiing I've been driving. But, as I said, I'm pretty easy. If you weigh 80kg you might need a bit harder skid. Maybe K2 Charger will fit. I have not had the chance to try the skis in puckelpist, loose snow, blue or untouched and uneven piste. But I'm looking forward to testing it in Åre in 4 weeks!

Model year: 2011
Riding style: Pistons and pillows.
Length on the ski: 167 cm
Riders weight: 65 kg
Riders length: 173 cm

Snowgod
06/03/2011
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Strenghts:
Safe in varied surfaces, lightweight and easy to vary swing radius. Good edge grip (freshly cut and rolled at the test time) and fairly speed-resistant. Well attenuated and 'comfortable'.

Weaknesses:
Not very exciting skiing. Do not miss when pushing in turns and has no characteristics that stand out compared to other similar skis. Ful design.

Summary:
A nice cruise for the piste and less excursions outside. Safe and stable in changing before, were both very hot and sometimes wind-packed drives at the test time but it went smoothly. Works well for those who stay in the piste mostly and do not gas hard without driving more relaxed.

Model year: 2011
Riding style: Ski / Powder
Length on the ski: 174 cm
Riders weight: 76 kg
Riders length: 170 cm

Markus
Markus (Guest)
12/01/2011
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Strenghts:
+ Stable even at higher speeds
+ Floats well on pillows
+ Good grip

Weaknesses:


Summary:
I'm 182 tall and tried several different skis in Val D'Sere and drove down to 167 cm skiing and it worked well, a little well short maybe in high traffic but it was not wrong. Very satisfied with K2 overall. Worked really good off-piste.
 I'm only average skiers but feel that this skiing is something I'm considering buying since I go 1-2 weeks a year and want a good pair of skis then.

Model year: 2011
Riding style: Pistons and pillows
Length on the ski: 167 cm
Riders weight: 78 kg
Riders length: 182 cm

Victor
Victor (Guest)
04/01/2011
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Strenghts:
* Good edge grip
* Beautiful on the open piste
* Very nice to go

Weaknesses:
* None so far

Summary:
K2 Rictor is probably one of the most beautiful all-round skis I tried, I drive 167 skis and I'm 177. They work perfectly in the piste, really good grip and you feel that you can get a lot of skiing. Not even so much more off-pist yet, but the little I drove, I can say that it's flowing really well, especially if you add the excellent piste qualities!

A good buy!

Model year: 2011
Riding style: Ski / powder