K2 Pinnacle 130 MV

A review of the K2 Pinnacle 130 in the 2017 POWDER Buyer's Guide.

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Price: $850

Weight: 1,930g

Flex: 130

Last: 100mm

Intended Use: Hybrid

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This year, K2’s Pinnacle Pro 130 comes back with all of its good features and without any of the bad ones. It still has a DIN/tech-compatible sole and a true-to-last fit, but now includes a lighter-weight power strap, an improved hike mode, and even shed 300 grams thanks to its Pebax/carbon weight-reduction diet. The stock Intuition liner provides a good fit out of the box, allows for easy customization, and has a hinge point to prevent excessive breakdown from hiking or après dancing. Even with all of these improvements, the Pinnacle 130 is still bulky for extended backcountry use, but balances uphill capability with downhill performance very well. —Alex Buecking