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Descend with power and control then skin back up again for more of the same on the BackUp Ski from K2. Able to take on any snow condition, these guys excel whether you're dropping down in refrozen conditions or skinning in hard bony stuff. You find yourself making laps at the resort, tele style, since you have edgehold from the metal & lightweight wood core and camber underfoot.
- Mountain Gear
The 2010-11 K2 BackUp is the ideal spring-ski mountaineering tool, that s equally happy as a resort telemark ski. Two sheets of metal with an ultra-lightweight wood core provide exceptional edge-hold and a damp, supple feel not found in skis this light. Its 82 mm waist is narrow enough to excel whether descending frozen corn or skinning in hard, bony conditions, but wide enough to handle variable snow with ease and predictability. PRODUCT FEATURES: Performance: variable, 60%; soft snow, 40% Sidecut: 124/82/105 Radius: 19m@174 Construction: TNC Metal Laminate Cap Core: Aspen/ Paulownia/ Bamboo Weight: 1550g@174 Powder Tip, Tip and Tail Attachment Holes, Flat /Notched Tail Bindings Not Included. Binding Installation Information: Appalachian Outdoors will not install bindings prior to shipment. The correct installation of bindings is your responsibility. All manufacturers strongly recommend that bindings be professionally mounted by a qualified shop using specialized tools, and that the release/retention settings be properly set for the individual user. The binding manufacturers also strongly recommend that you have your bindings inspected and release-tested regularly. Oversize Item: Additional shipping fees apply.
- Appalachian Outdoors
While everyone else puts their skis away for the season, you break out the K2 BackUp Ski and start touring. Sure ... you miss the luxury of being carried up the mountain via chair lift, tram, or gondola, but nothing beats the sweet reward of fresh tracks on these lightweight, nimble skis.
CLOSEOUTS . K2's Backup alpine skis were designed with all-mountain adventure in mind. The lightweight construction uses an Aspen, Paulownia and Bamboo wood core for easier ascent and descent, and the tip and tail holes offer a wide range of emergency utility in the backcountry. Ideal for backcountry, powder, downhill, icy conditions and moguls Lightweight ascent and descent TNC metal laminate technology provides damp, accurate, unshakable performance, ideal for expert level all-mountain skis Cap construction at the tip and tail for light weight and chip resistance Snowphobic top sheets repel snow to keep weight light Progressive sidecut enhances versatility Skin Clip Arc ensures the skin clip, regardless of size, stays securely centered on the tail Comes with holes drilled in the tip and tail that facilitate building a quick, solid rescue sled, or the construction of a ski anchor These holes also function as skin attachment points and come with plugs that can be removed with a simple twist of a flat head screwdriver Quick, simple and lightweight, the Z Clip utilizes the hole in the ski tip and eliminates the skin fold-over required with typical D rings Flat tails allow you to easily plunge the tails into firm snow for utility Sidecut dimensions: 124/82/105mm Turn radius: 17m Weight: 7 lb. 4 oz. (based on 174) Core: Wood Edge: Steel Made in China Visit our Alpine Skiing Guide Available Colors: SEE PHOTO.
- Sierra Trading Post