K2 Talkback 96

2017

Women's Free-Tour
K2
Price: £350.00 (ski only)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Suitability for touring:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Intermediate Upper Intermediate Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert Upper Expert
Sidecut 128-96-118
Turn radius 17m (163cm)
Lengths 163 (1,350g), 170
Construction Cap & sidewall combo
Carbon & lightweight wood core
Tip & tail rocker
Strengths Smooth and predictable, great fun and easy in the off piste
Weaknesses Feels a bit less stable at higher speeds on hardpack

They say

This all condition backcountry ski is light enough for long slogs up and confident enough to paint the white canvas back down.

We say

This ski was a firm hit with the test team, all agreed it looked super cool and it had the performance to match! The Talkback was really comfortable for making smooth, round arcs. In these type of turns when you stand on the edge it feels really well balanced, with a sidecut that naturally steers through a nice curve. In off piste it was effortless to move from one turn to the next, while having plenty of float and a smooth ride. On piste it skied well for a ski of this type but didn’t feel rock solid when going for high speeds on hard snow.

Tester Comments

Bella Seel
Great value for money and my favourite in this category, top sheet looks great too!
Steph Ede
Great easy to use ski, affordable and very light weight which makes it maneuverable