Easy on the Ascent, a Dream on the Descent
- 18m @ 163cm
- All-Terrain Rocker
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Description & Specs
The widest model in K2's women's touring line, the Talkback 96 is the ski to reach for when the backcountry is deep and stable. Built with T3 construction, the Talkback 96 is as predictable and confident on the way down as it is effortless on the way up. The Ti Spyne adds stability and control like you've never felt on a dedicated touring ski, while the carbon reinforced - Paulownia Tour Lite core keeps things light at an astounding 1250g (163cm).
- Rocker Type:
- All-Terrain Rocker
- Core Construction:
- 1254g/ski @ 163cm
- Ti SpYne
- Carbon Overdrive
- Snowphobic Topsheet
- Skin Grommets
For over 20 years, K2 has been working with guides and athletes to build the best backcountry skis on the market. This year is no different. Our team of guides were tasked with testing and setting the stage for the Touring Series redesign. From North & South America to the Alps and Norway, these skis have seen it all.
This year’s completely re-engineered Wayback line sets a new standard for backcountry skis; we’ve reduced ski weights significantly without sacrificing the downhill performance skiers expect from K2’s touring skis. The new Waybacks aim to inspire you to reach further and seek out your ‘best run ever’ each and every day.
First of its kind, Titanal laminate developed specifically for K2 Touring skis that dramatically increases dampening and predictability on lightweight carbon constructions, while enhancing stability and edge grip.
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.
Hydrophobic, snow-shedding top material that helps prevent snow from sticking to the tops of your skis.
Fully removable plug to accommodate K2’s pre-cut skins with a Z-clip skin attachment and can be used with K2 Shovels to build a rescue sled.
|Skier Weight||Skier Height||Ski Length|
|lbs/kg||FT/IN||EXPERT (CM)||INTERMEDIATE (CM)|
|100+ / 45+||4'9"+||149+||139+|
|120+ / 55+||5'2"+||153+||146+|
|130+ / 59+||5'4"+||163+||153+|
|140+ / 63+||5'6"+||166+||156+|
|150+ / 68+||5'8"+||170+||160+|
|160+ / 72+||5'10"+||173+||163+|
|170+ / 77+||6'0"+||180+||170+|