K2 Wayback 96

2018

Men's Free-Tour
K2
Price: £430.00 (ski only)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Suitability for touring:
Ease of use:
Ability Level 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 Light, easy and floaty in powder
Weaknesses Tip is less engaging on hard snow

They say

Versatile and light, the Wayback 96 has tip and tail grommets to speed the transition from climbing to descent.

We say

This brilliant ski has the width to comfortably ride out big arcs in deep powder. That width and its rocker also give instant float. The Wayback 96 is easy to use and its softer tip profile allows for a quick entry into the turn, while being adjustable at all times. This ski works well at slow to medium speeds, however it struggles to engage at higher speeds on hard snow.

Tester Comments

John Taylor
Surprisingly nimble for its width. A solid ski with early float
Al Morgan
Easy to make tighter turns by pressurising the tip. A very easy ski