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K2 Wayback 88 Ski

Model: Wayback 88
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Availability: Fall - Notify Me
Price: $649.95

K2’s entrance into the lightweight touring market certainly caught our attention (they previously made heavier touring skis). The Wayback 88 is a top contender for the title of Quiver-of-One. Factor in price, and it might be the winner. It’ll float in powder and pop while slashing corn laps, yet still flaunt relentless grip and stability on firm snow when laying ‘em down. Usually when skis present such an impressive level of downhill performance, the last thing you feel like doing is hauling them uphill for another lap. The Wayback weight is low enough that at first glance one might expect an uphill-focused touring ski with mediocre handling. If weight is out of the equation and downhill performance was the sole focus, the K2 Wayback 88 would still be impressive. As it is, the combination of superb weight, construction, and outstanding ski performance is enough to win us over. Go ahead, try it.

  • “Snophobic” Top Sheet isn’t a real word, but it sheds snow quickly.
  • Carbon Overdrive is a super-secret carbon fiber layup for increased performance.
  • Ti Spyne dampens the ski while increasing system stiffness.
  • All-Terrain Rocker is K2’s trademark profile for float and easy turn initiation.
  • Paulownia Tour Lite core is energetic and lightweight, perfect for a touring ski.
  • Skin Grommets are quick tip-attachments for matching precut skins.
  • Surprisingly low price for such a good ski.
Specifications
Lengths (cm) 160, 167, 174, 181
Weight
-> ounces
1200g [167]
1230g [174]
Weight (pair) 2400g [167]
2460g [174]
Dimensions 121-88-109
Turn Radius 18m [167]
19m [174]
Skin Fix Z-Clip tip and tail holes, flat notched tail
Design
Profile Mild rocker, camber underfoot
Shape Square-ish, tapered tip and friendly, medium radius.
Construction Titanal Ti-Spyne laminate with abs sidewall construction, and full metal edges.
Core Paulownia
Skimo Co Says
Usage Going anywhere and skiing anything in all but the deepest conditions.
Notes Very nice lengths available.
Bottom Line Supreme ski at a great price.

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