|Approx. Weight||Feels Normal|
|Skier Level||Intermediate - Advanced|
|Ski Shape||True Twin|
|Core Material||Aspen, Paulownia, Bamboo, Fiberglass|
|Turning Radius||15.5m @ 163cm|
|On Snow Feel|
K2 Remedy 92 2016 Review by A Better Ski
The K2 Remedy 92 is a fun and versatile all-mountain freestyle ski. The ski has a fun and playful feel with just enough energy to make carving super fun. They are also relatively smooth and stable, making them very capable all over the mountain.
K2 Remedy 92 All-Mountain Freestyle Ski Review
Conditions: Soft Groomers, Soft Chop, Hard Packed Groomers
Bindings: Marker Griffon
On the Snow Feel: The K2 Remedy 92 has a really big sweet spot, making them seem really easy to ski all over the mountain. A significant amount of camber underfoot, helps to keep the ski feeling stable in a lot of different conditions. At the same time, a moderately soft flex, twin tip shape, and tip/tail rocker provide a fun and playful ride. I wouldn’t call it overly loose, but the twin tips make it easy to maneuver and turn, while the softer flex provides a nice platform for popping off rollers and jumps.
Powder: The K2 Remedy 92 is a really fun and playful ski in the soft snow. The twin tip design does help to keep tip and tail above the snow, and also gives the ski relatively easy maneuverability. However, at 92mm underfoot, it just doesn’t have great float for deep snow. In addition, the tip seems to want to plow the snow a little more than a ski with a more gradual and extended rocker line.
Turn Initiation and Carving: The K2 Remedy 92 has a light-weight paulownia wood core in the tip and tail, helping to reduce swing weight and increase maneuverability. At slow speeds it felt really easy to pivot the ski. Rocker in the tip helps to ease turn initiation, and when combined with a moderately soft flex, it was really easy to get the ski on edge. A relatively large sweet spot also makes the ski seem pretty forgiving. Once on edge the ski was actually quite fun. It has a pretty large dose of camber underfoot, and when combined with its smooth and consistent flex, the ski feels pretty lively. It’s definitely not as powerful as metal laminated frontside skis, but it has a pop and snap that is really fun. Being 92 underfoot, the ski also feels pretty quick, and its lightweight keeps it nimble. It seemed to prefer medium sized turns, but we also didn’t find it overly hard to vary turn shape.
Speed: The K2 Remedy 92 actually felt surprisingly stable. It has a light-weight paulownia, bamboo, and aspen core, but is wrapped in a Triaxial Fiberglass braid. This helps to increase torsional rigidity and gives the ski a heavier and damper feel than you might expect. The smooth, even flex also seems to help keep the ski from chattering, and we didn’t notice a whole lot of vibrating at higher speeds. It didn’t feel quite as smooth and stable as a metal laminated ski, but still felt plenty stable to push it fast.
Uneven/Variable Terrain: The K2 Remedy 92 does decently well in roughed up variable terrain. The loose playful feeling of the ski helps to make it more fun popping from bump to bump, or bouncing over roughed up terrain. These skis aren’t going to blast through the chop, nor do they really want to float over the top. However, they are maneuverable and playful enough to have some fun when runs get a little chopped up. They also feel heavy enough that you don’t really get knocked around all that much.
Edge Hold: The K2 Remedy 92 has some pretty solid edge hold. There is a significant amount of camber underfoot, and when combined with a Twintech Sidwewall, the ski grips to the snow pretty well.
Bottom Line: The K2 Remedy 92 is a really fun and versatile all-mountain freestyle ski. It has a fun, playful, and poppy feel that will allow you to surf, butter, and jump over tons of terrain features. At the same time it has plenty of life on groomers, and although it’s not the most powerful ski, it can reward you with snappy, lively, and energetic turns. It does decently well at speed, and can hold up ok in roughed up terrain and deep snow. This would be a great ski for the woman that wants a playful and poppy ski to play on, and wants a ski that can still handle the groomers decently well. They probably won’t hold up great for the hard charging skier that likes to go straight and fast over any kind of terrain.
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