K2 Spyne 110 HV

Model Year
2016-17
Category
All-Mountain Traditional
Last Width
102mm
Flex Index
110
Price (MSRP)
$650.00USD

The Gist

This is a sneaky one. It packs a solid punch that you wouldn't expect at 110 flex points and $650 MSRP. It brings big boy Spyne cajones to the table in a slightly lower-cuffed package that works great for shorter, lighter guys who know how to turn it on.

Fit

Testers unanimously said K2 is white lying about the HV (High Volume) label it slapped on this model.  Virtually all testers scored it smack down the middle with medium-width fit scores in our off the rack tests. Even after thermo-molding the liners (an Intuition lower teams with a more conventional upper), testers still didn't feel it really hit the 102mm fit tension target.

However, testers who underwent both liner and shell molding protocols found fat foot freedom. It worked as billed and generated an even, wide fit profile. So keep in mind this wide is sorta like a medium that can become a wide if you need it. But we're not exactly sure which bathroom it's allowed to use.

Performance

Like a younger brother who happens to be a jiu jitsu master.  Watch out, because this kid has some powerful tricks up its sleeves. And pant legs.

Born out of the dialed K2 stance set up, the Spyne 110 HV will make any turn on any type snow on any pitch, so long as you have the skills and knowledge to command it. It is always at the ready. And able to make it happen.

Shorter testers liked the lowish cuff height more than our taller, heavier dudes but that's as it should be. For shorter, lighter guys or for those looking for a high value boot that performs at a cut above its price point and marked flex, take a close look.

Cool Features

Intuition liner molding should be considered standard op here and is a great place to start opening up the fit of the lower boot without rendering the heel and ankle pockets baggy. Move on to shell molding after that for maximum volume modification.

Gender 
Men's
Sizes (MP) 
24.5, 25.5…30.5
Hike Mode 
No
Heat Moldable Liner 
Yes
Construction 
Overlap
Boot width profile 
Wide
Also in this Collection 
Spyne 130 HV, $800

Kudos

  • “I like how the lower cuff lets me be more subtle and use my feet.” -- Marc Stewart
  • “Precise in short-swing and medium radius turns—at mach-stupid it's right there.” -- Eino Holm
  • “Carbon spine, Intuition liner—nice features.” -- Keith Holmquist
  • “Heat molding liner and shell really helped bring it all together.” -- Mike Evans
  • “Nimble and agile with a very even 110 flex—a toned down race boot for edge power.” --
  • “Cooking and molding both liner and shell turned this into a wide last contender.” -- Mark Elling
  • “Really strong laterally and quick in bumps—carves the sh*& out of groomers!” -- Charlie Bradley

Caveats

This boot available at...

Westwood, NJ
Ellicottville, NY
Killington, VT
Warren, VT

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