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Wayback 96

Alpine Ski Feel in an Ultra-light Package.

  • 128/96/115
  • 20m @ 170cm
  • All-Terrain Rocker
Item# wayback-96-1819
$699.95

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  • Backcountry Magazine - Gear Guide Select 2019

Description & Specs

That's right, we put metal in our touring skis. It's long been thought that building a lightweight ski meant sacrificing downhill performance. The Wayback 96 is here to shatter that stereotype. Built using our T3 construction the Wayback 96 was designed around the idea of incorporating a metal laminate layer into a light weight construction, creating our most versatile touring ski to date. All the edge grip, stability and downhill performance you come to expect from a ski with metal, at an astounding 1325g (177cm). The comfort and ease for multi-day hut tours and the confidence and precision for steep skiing objectives, you can have you cake and eat it too with the Wayback 96.


Sizes:
170, 177, 184
Rocker Type:
All-Terrain Rocker
Core Construction:
paulownia-tour-lite
Weight:
1397g/ski @ 177cm
Features:
  • Ti SpYne
  • Snowphobic Topsheet
  • Carbon Overdrive
  • Skin Grommets

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Technology

  • Touring Technology

    For over 20 years, K2 has been working with guides and athletes to build the best backcountry skis on the market. This year is no different. Our team of guides were tasked with testing and setting the stage for the Touring Series redesign. From North & South America to the Alps and Norway, these skis have seen it all.

    This year’s completely re-engineered Wayback line sets a new standard for backcountry skis; we’ve reduced ski weights significantly without sacrificing the downhill performance skiers expect from K2’s touring skis. The new Waybacks aim to inspire you to reach further and seek out your ‘best run ever’ each and every day.

  • Ti SpYne

    First of its kind, Titanal laminate developed specifically for K2 Touring skis that dramatically increases dampening and predictability on lightweight carbon constructions, while enhancing stability and edge grip.

  • Snowphobic Topsheet

    Hydrophobic, snow-shedding top material that helps prevent snow from sticking to the tops of your skis.

  • Carbon Overdrive

    Top secret construction using carbon fiber to make a ski even more awesome than if it did not have carbon fiber. Radness levels achieved are difficult to quantify. Product of area '62.

  • Skin Grommets

    Fully removable plug to accommodate K2’s pre-cut skins with a Z-clip skin attachment and can be used with K2 Shovels to build a rescue sled.

Size Chart

Men's Skis
Skier Weight Skier Height Ski Length
LBS FT/IN EXPERT (CM) INTER­MEDIATE (CM)
100+ 4'6"+ 134+ 124+
110+ 4'9"+ 146+ 136+
120+ 5'0"+ 159+ 149+
130+ 5'3"+ 166+ 156+
140+ 5'6"+ 170+ 160+
150+ 5'9"+ 177+ 167+
170+ 6'0"+ 184+ 174+
190+ 6'2"+ 191+ 181+

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