2022-2023 K2 Dispatch 120 | Blister

[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 Dispatch 120

“The Dispatch 120 was built for steep, deep, and bottomless terrain. With our all-new Titanal Hex Beam construction, Steadfast Base, and Unidirectional Flax, this soft-snow specific ski boasts a foolproof union of weight-conscious stability and dampness. Perfect for turning the backcountry into your personal playground.”

Flex Pattern

Here’s how we’d characterize the flex pattern of the 186 cm Dispatch 120:

Tips: 5.5-6
Shovels: 6.5-7.5
In Front of Toe Piece: 8-10
Underfoot: 10
Behind the Heel Piece: 10-9
Tails: 8.5

And here’s how we’d characterize the flex pattern of the 178 cm Dispatch 120:

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

These two lengths of the Dispatch 120 are nearly identical, with the tips and shovels of the 186cm length being slightly stiffer than the 178cm length. One thing that’s interesting across all the Dispatch skis is that they have a really thick core profile underfoot, and that thick section extends pretty far outside the bindings, which equates to a very stiff flex around the middle of the ski.

Stay Tuned…

We have received all 3 models from K2’s new Dispatch series, with multiple lengths of the Dispatch 120 and 110. We got some time on them at the 2022 Blister Summit, and Jonathan Ellsworth sat down with K2’s Jed Yaiser to talk about the new Dispatch series (and particularly the Dispatch 120) in a video we just posted. Keep an eye out for updates, and let us know of any questions you have about the Dispatch 120 in particular.