K2 Recoils are a simple looking, durable ski. Used them for a little less than half of the season this year as my first pair of skis this season got destroyed after half a season. If you do a lot of rails I would recommend this ski. Semi light-weight, with the right amount of flex to still ride stable and have a bit of forgiveness if you happen to land in the back seat. After half a season that would have put me through another pair of my first pair of skis this season, the Recoils had minimal edge damage (one or 2 small edge cracks) no sidewall dents and minimal top sheet damage. Because they arenâ€™t too soft they make a decent jump ski as-well. Being from onterrible, only getting to hit jumps under 55 feet, usually jumps around 35, they carry a decent pop and are pretty stable for landings. Also, if you are a ski instructor in Canada K2 hooks up a sick deal!
(thanks Bwalmer for the inspiration to write this, first for everything. PM me for any detailed questions. )
Park skis i've disliked
I would say that the recoil is a stiff ski.
i love em, basically used them as a one ski quiver in colorado all last season, despite having pow skis. they are really a ski you can drive and be confident on. they arn't the breast for butters, but the ski will go just as hard as you will.
oh, and they work real well for park skiing too. no complaints. they are stiffer than volkl walls,
my edges got fucked, which led to a huge sidewall blowout, but this was after 50+ days of hard park skiing, and generally i plow through skis harder than a catholic priest in the local wading pool and
now i need a single 174 recoil. Hollar if yo homeboy see anything