For those days when gluttony abounds and your friends may not be so friendly, K2 brings you the Wayback 106. Built from the same bones as the beloved 88, this fat ski is a dream ride when the snow is fresh and deep. The Wayback 106 packs all the wizardry that K2 has developed in their years of ski building while remaining light enough to stack laps. With a Y-shaped titanal insert and a carbon overlay on top of a Paulownia Tour Lite wood core, this Wayback model is stiff and poppy for the hard-charging, powerful skier. It handles hardpack with aplomb and gorges on powder. When you buy a pair of K2 Wayback 106's, you'd best be spending the summer getting on your boss' good side, because you'll be calling in 'sick' more than ever before. And remember, there are no friends on a powder day.
- Snophobic top sheet helps to keep your skis light and feathery while you're skinning, because why buy light skis if they're snow magnets?
- Ti SpYne is a Y shaped sheet of titanal that keeps the tail supportive and the tip torsionally rigid, just how a good ski should be.
- All-terrain rocker profile keeps the tips up in the deep stuff without over-rockering the tail, essential in a lightweight ski.
- Paulownia Tour Lite wood core is becoming the industry standard lightweight construction.
Update 2020/21: The K2 Wayback 106 has a dazzling new topsheet - same great ski we know and love, it's just going through a more yellow phase.
|Lengths (cm)||172, 179, 186|
|Weight (pair)||2910g 
|Turn Radius||22m |
|Skin Fix||Z-Clip tip and tail holes, flat notched tail|
|Profile||All Terrain rocker, camber underfoot|
|Shape||Round tip and friendly, medium radius.|
|Construction||Titanal Ti-Spyne laminate with ABS sidewall construction and full metal edges.|
|Core||Paulownia Tour Lite|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||A daily driver in a good year, a powder ski in thin snow years.|
|Notes||Snophobic topsheet repels snow|
|Bottom Line||A mid-to-stiff fat ski that is light enough to stack laps when the snow is soft.|
|Compare to other High-fat Skis|
Questions & Reviews
5 stars to Jeff for patiently answering all my questions over a 4 week period as I dialed in my target setup as well as the overall skimo crew.
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