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K2 BackUp

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Manufacturer's Description

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Retailers' Descriptions

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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.

- Backcountry.com

K2 BackUp


The K2 BackUp is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 15, 2013 at Mountain Gear.

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