Durable, fun, good value. Great in park. Okay in powder, moguls and soft snow. Absolutely terrible in hard/icy snow.
First off, it is perfect in the park, I have no complaints. Sturdy on rails and big jumps and also light enough to spin easily and butters and presses aren't too hard. It is very durable, I've hit some decent sized rocks and roots and also used it a ton, not to mention, as an instructor, hundreds of kids have skied over them and its not in that bad shape. It is pretty good in powder, pretty fun to use and decently floaty. It is also pretty responsive in moguls. In soft conditions this ski is okay at turning and decent at holding an edge. However, in hard and especially icy conditions, it is EXTREMELY hard to hold any kind of an edge and you'll find yourself sliding turns a lot. Overall, this ski is amazing in park pretty good in powder and bumps, okay at soft groomed terrain and absolutely awful at hard packed or icy terrain.
The ski looks great. Base comes in yellow or black as the primary colour.
I got it for quite a good price ($230 CAD) so it was great value for me.
Flex is great. Stiff enough to handle large landings and soft enough to be able to butter and press well.
AMAZING. I have skied on it two seasons and about 100 days. I have hit rocks and roots and it hasn't done much. I've skied tons of rails with them. Also, as an instructor, tons of kids have skied all over them and they have done well. After two years I have minor scratches all over (on the top, not the base) and a couple bigger dents where I've hit rails, but nothing has damaged the performance in any way so I can't complain!
Overall these skis were bad. They were not very fun, and nothing exceptionally. I would not buy them again because they are not durably, have a dead weight feeling, and are just a poorly constructed park ski.
This is where these skis definitely did not shine. At first the ski felt solid and decently fun, but once they broke in they turned sour. They got wayyyy too soft and felt like a waterlogged soft 2x4. They were never poppy to begin with and are really heavy. For reference the swing weight was heavier than my old public enemys. The skis performed all right switch, they ski like any other non symmetrical ski switch. They are a bit catchy on takeoffs though.
The topsheet is one of my favorite graphics ever, and the dimensions are pretty good. I also liked how the side wall had the top sheet rolled over onto it so these skis barely chipped at all. For having extruded bases these were pretty fast, and the bases held a wax for a long time. After about 30 days of use the heelpeice ripped out during one of my slopestyle runs, and i decided to warranty them. I took them to the shop and the tech said that k2 used garbage wood on my skis and that the cores are like drilling into rotted logs.
They are not a steal, but not a super bad deal, i wish i would have bought a more lively ski instead though. I think i got these for around 450 usd. I definately not buy these again.
I am 5'11" and 175 lbs. I am a strong skier, and i ride a lot of all mountain type terrain (alaska isn't exactly known for its great parks). I got the ski in 179. The revivals actually measure out to be around 182 centimeters, and the length feels good. I like a solid ski and the length definately helped to improve an otherwise crappy ski.
At first the ski has a medium stiff flex that progressively gets softer in the extremadies. After about a week of skiing the ski broke in and got pretty soft. The soft flex mixed with the rocker and heavy k2 feel, made these skis very bad. They never had any pop and felt like heavy limp noodles. I did not feel like i could make these skis do what i wanted. They made most tricks feel forced.
Since most k2 skis i have ridden have held up great i figured that these would be no different, WRONG. After a week long vacation in tahoe riding squaw, heavenly and mt. rose these skis had four edge cracks and the ski started to delaminate in the tail. K2 started using really soft edges, so the edge wears away really fast.