Skimo Co

K2 Wayback 98 Ski


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The Wayback 98 inhabits a rare space at Skimo Co. That is, it is a ski that almost all of our staff can agree on, no matter what “flavor” of skier they are. Looking at the specs, it's not hard to see why. With a versatile 98mm waist width, the Wayback 98 is equally at home in mid-winter powder as it is harvesting corn during the Spring. The long tip and tail rocker helps the Wayback 98 float to the top in deep snow and also lends itself to maneuverability, allowing you to wiggle through tight places with poise and dignity. The long sidecut is predictable, meaning the ski won’t feel “hooky” in variable snow conditions or sketchy exits. The Wayback 98 also features K2’s Ti Spyne, which adds a high level of dampness to the ski as well as helps with binding retention. The Wayback 98 is predictable, maneuverable, and just downright fun. We quite like it, and are sure you will too.

  • Ti Spyne insert helps dampen out variable snow and increases binding retention.
  • Carbon Overdrive integrates carbon into the layup of the ski, making it light, responsive, and fun.
  • Snophobic Topsheet is resilient to the build-up of snow on the top sheet, meaning your light skis stay light.
  • All-Terrain Rocker is long in the tip and tail, helping with flotation and maneuverability in tight places.
  • An all-around ski that is just downright pleasant to be on.
Lengths (cm) 165, 172, 179, 186
convert to ounces
1390g [179]
Weight (pair) 2780g [179]
Dimensions   126-98-114
Turn Radius   22.1 [179]
Skin Fix   Z-Clip tip and tail holes, flat notched tail
Specs Verified
Profile   All-terrain rocker, camber underfoot
Shape   Square-ish, tapered tip and friendly, medium radius
Construction   Titanal Ti-Spyne laminate with abs sidewall construction, full metal edges
Core   Paulownia
Skimo Co Says
Usage Powder, corn, and everything in between
Notes Long tip and tail rocker makes the ski intuitive in variable terrain
Bottom Line Great ski for a great price
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