K2 Wayback 96

2017

Men's Free-Tour
K2
Price: £375.00 (ski only)
Overall:
Ability Level Lower Intermediate Upper Intermediate Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert Upper Expert
Sidecut 128-96-118
Turn radius 21m (177cm)
Lengths 170, 177 (1,550g), 184
Construction Cap & sidewall combo
Carbon & lightweight wood core
Tip & tail rocker
Strengths Easy to use, light, smooth flex
Weaknesses Can be overpowered at high speeds

They say

The Wayback toes the line with a 96mm waist and a lightweight paulowinia-maple core built for the uphill.

We say

This is another touring ski that has an exceptionally smooth flex. This is really translated through the shovel and helps makes this ski very easy to use when steering through chopped up off piste conditions. It feels light, easy to use and perfectly suited to shorter turns in the backcountry. On hardpack conditions it doesn’t have really high levels of grip, but the smooth flex and well balanced nature allows it to cope. Overall this is a great value ski, that gives a solid all round performance for its price point.

Tester Comments

Al Morgan
Want a touring ski without breaking the bank? This is a great option. Smooth flex through the shovel really helps in the soft snow
Mark Jones
A great value, well balanced ski that would work well for first buyers into touring