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K2 Wayback 96

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K2-enthusiasts will all tell you that nothing feels quite like a Wayback, but also that if you've skied a K2 once, you'll always know what to expect from the Pacific Northwest-based manufacturer.

What is that K2 feeling like? First, it's a ski that is designed to take you down the mountain as safely as possible no matter the conditions. Don't imagine a spitfire; think of this broken-in tool you love reaching out for because it provides you comfort, familiarity and reassurance. That's exactly how the Wayback 96 - and all Waybacks - feels like.

The Wayback 96 incorporates a metal laminate into a lightweight constriction thus creating an extremely versatile ski. All the edge grip, stability and downhill performance you come to expect from a ski with metal is now possible in a sub-1400 g package. The comfort and ease for multi-day hit tours and the confidence and stability for the steepest days.

Stay away from the Wayback if you're into bouncy toys, but if your jam is comfort and predictability then this is the ski you've been looking for.

Best enjoyed mounted 1 to 2 cm ahead of the recommended position.



Lengths available  170 cm, 177 cm, 184 cm 
Weight (g)  1279 g in 177 cm     verified
Radius (m)  20 m (170 cm) 
Sidecut 128/96/115

Great guide-style ski, perfect for variable conditions

Everything from deeper days to couloir hunting

Comfortable, confidence-inspiring and stable




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


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


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.


all terrain rocker

Skis with All-Terrain rocker have a gradual rise to the tip for great versatility in all conditions, with a short, low rise in the tail for added control variable snow.



Paulownia Core

Lively, flexible wood with excellent weight to strength ratio.

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