Featured Review byMr.BishoponFeb 04, 2014 @ 5:49 PM
This is K2's step further towards all mountain from the Recoil, and its a great step.
The camber underfoot really works well, as the ski has a massive bite factor when doing big turns. The rocker in the front will help you get over any choppy stuff you encounter or handle a little bit of the deep stuff - though obviously this isn't a full-on powder ski.
Flex on this is much softer than most other all-mountain sticks which can be a good or bad feature depending on what you like. I very much like a softer flex ski like this, as I feel it makes it fun to press and very nimble in moguls/trees. There is a ton of spring that comes out of the tails, so when you load them they definitely return.
Turning radius is medium length, with maybe just a sprinkle on the smaller side. Very fun if you're just on the groomers.
I do imagine you could use this very easily as a park ski if you wanted something that did both, but its bigger and not designed to be center so you'll lose some of that part.
This would make an excellent shred stick if you're skiing all mountain most of the time, but still want to spend some time in the park. They'd hold up on a powder day, though if you really wanted to slay pow you'd need something bigger.
After spending a season on these skis skiing everything from east coast boiler plate to west coast pow and refrozen crud back to east coast 'pow' and then spring slush they have performed very comfortably. Even for such a long ski(191cm) they were still super playful and enjoyed being buttery all over the play. I wouldn't use this to ski like Candide but for most people that like to rip every place on the mountain in one day these shine!
K2 Shreditor 102 are perfect skis for the folks who are riding park from time to time, but are mostly searching for some powder combined with freestyle skiing. It's very poppy, but stable in landings and carving.
It's a heavy ski, so make sure your legs are prepared and train your leg muscles in order to give enough power to turns, flips and grabs.