Best ski ever owned in my career! Pretty stiff ski, so if you want a flexy ski get the domain or press. Great for the price I got it. More of an all mountain use for me personally, but overall 9/10. I would of gave it a 10 if it were more flexy, but a little stiff.
They performed as good as I had hoped held up in carves and jumps! Rails are a different story, but can be easily fixed with a file. Can always get a good amount of speed for jumps and are super poppy
Great design. I like the rebellious design or whatever it is. They feel proper with me because I'm not much of a crowd goer. Great color scheme too!
Great deal got them overstocked for $300 with squires! Totally worth the money!
I have the 164 and I'm 5'9. They are a nice fit not too long and are little above eye level.
The flex is alright not as I had hoped. They hold up real well on doing tip stands. They are after all an all mountain ski so can't complain too much.
Little bit of top sheet lamination peel, but can be fixed real easily! Rails are not as damaging to the base as I would of thought. Front yard jib usually has me in the street a lot and the bases hold up.
Straight up, this ski impressed me. Long have I felt that K2 park skis were too straight-cut (they used to be) and not lively. Being an ex-racer, I always liked Salomon and other brands that had super tight carving radius and spring like you can't even imagine. With the Recoil, K2 has created a fantastic park ski. It is not too stiff, lively, turns good, and the all mountain rocker helps you out when you're in a bit of the deep or soupy stuff.
I personally in a park ski usually prefer a completely semetrical ski. The Recoil isn't set up to be totally semetrical, so note that you're going to ever so slightly lose a touch of your switch performance if you're used to a dead-middle mount point. However, on the flipside of that, the ski makes a far better all mountain ski than does something that is completely semmetrical. Lets face it, when its perfect for skiing backwards you lose a bit of forwards performance. This ski does not do that, but it does sacrifice a touch of performance for switch when you're trying to go top-to-bottom switch all day every day.
The Recoil is a durable, solid ski. If you like K2's style, and you want to maintain some of the all-mountain aspect vs. going completely park ski - then this thing is for you.