K2 Remedy 117 (2014)
The fattest ski in K2's women's collection - and one of the fattest women's skis on the market - the Remedy 117 is optimized for all powder all the time. With lots of tip rocker and a loose twin-tip tail, it's designed for a playful, surfy approach to deep snow. It's only available flat (no binding). K2 splits its women's Freeride collection into two categories, the "directional" SuperBrights (90 and 102 mm) and the "bi-directional" Remedy models (102 and 117). The SuperBrights are the more conventional, built to charge the fall line in powder, rather than play with it, and to perform well in hardpack conditions between storms, with reliable carvability. The more powder-specific Remedies embrace a more modern powder-skiing style, with slashy tapered tips and turned up tails for a looser, surfier feel in deep snow. All models are likely candidates for backcountry skiing with AT bindings, and all are designed for compatibility with K2 climbing skins. The Remedy 117 is a metal-free, fiberglass-reinforced, wood-core women's-specific K2 Bioflex3 construction, with aspen underfoot (80 percent) for strength and responsiveness and paulownia (20 percent) tip and tail for softer flex and reduced swing weight. HybriTech Sidewall construction combines a sturdy vertical sidewall underfoot for edge grip, lightweight cap fore and aft for supple flex. K2's tapered Powder Tip design further helps to keep it loose and maneuverable in deep snow. Heavy rocker in the tip and moderate rocker in the tail further enhance flotation and surfiness. The pink ribbon on the base signifies K2's support (at least $50,000 annually) for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
|Level||Advanced, Expert, Hi-Expert|
|Lengths||159, 169, 179|