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Doug Coombs' legendary spirit lives on in K2 COOMBAck telemark/randonee skis. The 102mm-wide waists strike the perfect balance for all-conditions backcountry skiiing.
The steeper and more technical the terrain, the happier the K2 Coomback. After all, it was named after legendary mountaineer and extreme ski pioneer Doug Coombs. His memory lives on in this second graphic in a series of three that portrays Doug's days pioneering the Chugach Mountains. The Coomback is solid and reliable in steep terrain, it powers through choppy conditions at speed, and it floats through the deepest of days. Yup, it does it all, from playing the part of a ski for exploring the unexplored or taking first descents to being a go-to rockered mid-fat ski for lift-assisted laps. The Coomback is infused with the versatile capabilities of its legendary namesake, like the All-Terrain Rocker tip, which gives this ski a 30/70 rocker-to-camber balance in order to ease edge transition, lift the tip above soft and choppy snow, and aid overall ski maneuverability. The Coomback is lightweight, highly durable, and lively underfoot, because it's constructed with fir, maple, and aspen wood stringers with fiberglass braided (Triaxial Braided) around it to increase torsional strength and a lively flex. If you're bombing it in the backcountry, you need a long-lasting ski; Cap Construction creates a durable and lightweight ski by molding a laminate and top layer over the core of the ski. Snow-repellent SnoPhobic topsheet uses a hydrophobic wax coating that keeps heavy snow from building up on top of your ski while you're skinning or touring. The 102mm waist width helps this ski float on deep days and provides a stable platform for surviving hard landings, and it's not so wide as to sacrifice edge-to-edge maneuverability.
Designed for adventure-seeking powder hounds like legendary skier/designer Doug Coombs, K2's COOMBack skis deliver solid edge hold and stability at speed. Take advantage of the soft-snow and powder performance offered by the progressive sidecut and 102 mm waist, while the All-Terrain rocker gives you quicker turn initiation. Designed to highlight Doug Coombs career with a splash of Jackson Hole on the topsheet.
- Mountain Gear
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.