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It's probably not a bad thing when a ski is named after, and largely influenced by, the skiing of one of the all-time great skiers--and that's certainly the case with the K2 Coomback 104 Ski. In the world of backcountry skiing, few names evoke as much praise as that of Doug Coombs, so it should come as no surprise that this signature ski is perfectly fit for his style of skiing: big, aggressive lines, often deep in the backcountry. The 104mm waist width will let you float serenely down big powder lines, and the paulownia and maple woods core keeps things light and poppy so you can have fun on the way down as well. In order to give plenty of stability for a lightweight ski, K2 used a Torsion Box system in conjunction with its Hybritech sidewall, so you don't have to worry about blowing out an edge when you're four days into your yurt trip. In order to facilitate use as an anchor or an emergency sled, K2 gave this ski a flat tail that can easily be plunged into the snow as a sort of "extra-picket."
An encore tribute to the CoomBack legacy, the K2 CoomBack 114 is designed to be a light and playful powder slayer or a high performance touring ski. It takes on 104 attributes, but adds more tip/tail taper and Rocker as well as sidewalls underfoot to give it solid edge hold on firmer snow.
- Mountain Gear
An encore tribute to the CoomBack legacy, the CoomBack 114 Backcountry Ski now features sidewall construction underfoot for solid edge hold on firm snow while still being light and playful in powder.
The COOMBAck is the first of a three part graphic series, each celebrating a different era of Doug?s ski career. Coombs cut his teeth on the steep, narrow chutes of Bridger bowl, before moving to Jackson Hole to hone his technique. The 102mm waist and All-Terrain Rocker create a balance between float and agility reflective of Doug?s versatility, and make the COOMBAck equally adept making tram laps or climbing the Ford-Stettner route on the Grand Teton. * K2 will donate a percentage of all COOMBAck ski sales to Doug?s family, and another portion of the proceeds will fund the American Mountain Guide Association?s Chad Vanderham Endowment, which is focused on improving guide education and safety.