This ski can be two things in my opinion, and that is why it's so great. Firstly, it can be used as a solid, bomb-proof slopestyle ski, or a hard-charging all-mountain, resort twin. 90mm underfoot provides a super solid landing platform for jumping, and polyurethane sidewalls absorb impacts from rails, preventing edge blowouts. The underfoot width and rocker profile means it powers through your resort pow dustings, crud and slush. Great carving performance from a twin-tip as well.Ratings:
Awesome ski for people who like to ski park and still do some turns in the woods or on the hillRatings:
These are a rad ski. They're versatile and perform well in the park and elsewhere on the mountain. They're a little narrow to be a really great powder ski, but they'll do if you've got nothing else (the bit of early rise in the tip and tail helps compensate for the narrow waist). The flex is just sturdy enough to push through some variable conditions, but also soft enough to dig around in the park. A strong ski that I would recommend to anyone. Sadly, I gave these skis to my younger brother because 159 was just too short, no matter how good the deal I got on them was. My brother loves them, though.Ratings:
I got to use these for about a week last season in a midwest park.
I really never had a chance to test them in powder because here in the midwest it's park and groomers.
With that being said I loved them. Even though they are a little stiff they can be pretty playful if you don't have noodle legs. They are great for jumps because of the stiffness and hold up at high speed.
They aren't the lightest ski that I've used but you get used to it after a few runs.
Overall i would recommend these skis if you are going to be riding mostly park.
This is my second season riding the Recoil, and I can honestly say I am still more than impressed with this ski. The shape is very forgiving with early rise in the tip and tail, and being a touch wider in the nose helps it ski a little easier. However, it doesn't hinder it's switch riding capabilities. The Recoil's flex is definitely on the more powerful side of the spectrum, I weigh about 150 and have to put some muscle into nose butters, but this ski pops super hard! I can literally feel it boost me off of kickers. At first, it can feel a bit heavy, but I progressed into this ski in no time and after a short while I was spinning onto rails and boxes with no problems. This ski is a bit wider than most park skis (90mm at the waist) I actually love the stability that I get from it while landing bigger spins, or hitting bigger features. This ski loves going hard, and the faster you ride, the more at home it feels. The construction is BOMBPROOF! In MN we have super icy landings and lots of rails, the rivets in the tips/tails keep these skis from de-laminating, and the urethane in the sidewall under the feet absorbs impacts so you aren't breaking edges. I've wrecked a lot of skis in my time, and I can confidently throw everything I got at the Recoil knowing that it'll take the abuse.
Overall, I would put intermediate/advanced skiers looking to hit larger/faster features. Or anyone that demands more durability out of their equipment.