K2 calls the Remedy 102 a bi-directional freeride ski, designed to be light and surfy. “The shape and sidecut makes them want to turn on a dime,” Gleich said. “I wanted to straightline, but they wanted to turn.” All of K2’s freeride skis have a tapered tip design (the Remedy 102’s sidecut is 133-102-127) for weight reduction and tip deflection in soft snow. The tip is also rockered as well as skin compatible. The core includes lightweight paulownia wood in the tip and tail and strong aspen wood underfoot. K2’s TwinTech sidewall-protecting technique rolls the topsheet into the sidewall. “These skis like to turn versus run straight,” Rodman said. “They’re playful but not powder specific.”