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List Price US $219
K2 Ryker Review And Buying Advice
Riding Level Beginner - Expert
Lacing Type Mixed Lacing
Manufactured in
Flex

Medium

Turn Initiation

Medium

Comfort Good
Heel Hold Great
Adjustability Average
Reduced Footprint Poor
Flex Retention Average
Shock Absorption Great
Traction Good
On & Off Ease Great

K2 Ryker 2016 - 2012 Review by The Good Ride

The K2 Ryker has a BOA on the outside and speed lace for the liner. The Ryker is a good boot for the committed beginner/intermediate or a rider that gets up 15-30 days a year on the hill.

Reduced Footprint: Not much is reduced here and it’s one of the longer thicker boots out there for it’s size.

Flex:  Pretty middle ground

Comfort:  Even K2’s middle to lower end boots like the Ryker offer very comfortable boots that fit a wide variety of feet.

Heel Hold: The speed lace does almost as good a job as the BOA for locking in the ankle/heel in but the K2 Inner/Outer double BOA does a better job.

Adjustability: The Ryker is not going for upper and lower adjustability and it’s working to offer a quick way to get the boot ready to ride. So it’s quick but it offers no way to make the upper and lower part adjust to your feet/shins.  It’s all about cranking down the ankle.

Flex Retention:  The K2 Ryker will hold up pretty well but we wouldn’t say this is a top choice for a 100 day a year rider.  It’s definitely doable if your on a budget but it just doesn’t have the flex retention that some of the other K2 Boots do.

Response:  There is a nice middle ground flex that most riders could appreciate in the park or on the mountain with an easy to moderate turning board. It can even handle semi-challenging boards with a good pair of bindings.

Traction:  It’s got a single mold sole and that usually makes for a less than ideal boot when it comes to traction. It’s better than a lot of boots with this design though.

Shock Absorption: Harshmellow tech is a good thing and offers very good shock absorption for even the lower end boot like the K2 Ryker.  It can handle bad landings as well as bad landings can be.

 
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