Originally Posted by bumpdad
Apache X 115/68/109
Axis X 107/70/97
The Apache X is 115/68/99.
K2 changed the way they measure the skis tips (contact point) so that is why there is a big increase over the old Axis X. If the tips were measured the old way it would most likely be around 109-110.
As for the skis, they have the same basic characteristics and construction. The MOD technology has been tweaked over the past 6 years and the bigger sidecut makes for shorter and quicker turns. Supposedly the newer version holds better on ice which is the Axis X's biggest weakness. As for an all-mountain bump ski, if I ever needed to replace the Axis I would probably do so with the Apache. It may want to hook up and turn a little more and not slide as well through the troughs but those differences are probably very minor.