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Description of K2 PayBack Skis - WomensThe 2010-11 K2 PayBack confidently walks the rope between resort and backcountry. Telemark or locked heel, the BioFlex core and two sheets of metal provide the precision and stability required to charge inbounds, and the Triaxial Braided BioFlex core keeps the skis weight down for day-long tours. To complete the adventure package, it now has All-Terrain shovel rocker, which broadens the sweet spot and increases the versatility for all turn shapes and snow conditions.FeaturesPerformance variable, 40 soft snow, 60 Radius 16m160Construction TNC Metal- Laminate CapCore BioFlexWeight 1560g160 1614 Progressive SidecutPowder TipTip and Tail Attachment HolesFlat Notched Tail All-Terrain Rocker Featuring an elevated tip for variable and soft snow performance and camber underfoot for power, energy and edge-hold in firmer conditions.SnoPhobic Top-Sheets Since snow collecting on the ski can add pounds to a climb, our SnoPhobic tops keeps you light with a new snow-repellent topsheet. The running surface along the bottom of a ski is hydrophobic by design, so weve developed a thinner version of the same material to use on the BackSide model-specific topsheets.Powder Specific Tip Design The widest point of this tip is the forward contact point as opposed to 7cm in front of it like most of our shaped skis. This design makes the ski more stable and predictable because it wont hook or grab erratically in windblown snow and other variable conditions that youre likely to encounter in the backcountry.Bioflex Core All of K2s womens skis use a combination of fir and spruce in a unique core known as BioFlex, a process where a dense fir core underfoot is fused with lightweight spruce at the tip and tail to reduce swing-weight. With the Alliances involvement, K2 developed a technology specific for women lightweight and easy to maneuver, yet sturdy and high-performance.Tip and Tail Holes All Adventure skis come with holes drilled in the tip and tail that facilitate building a quick, solid rescue sled, or the construction of a ski anchor. The holes come with plugs that can be removed with a simple twist of a flat head screwdriver. These holes also function as skin attachment points for our new skins.Tail Strap Clip This adjustable strap interfaces with the tail hole to secure and register the skin to the center of the ski. Unlike most clips which create friction by dragging in the snow every step, this clip sits on top of the ski, thereby improving glide and efficiency. Flat Tails All of our Adventure skis come with flat tails because they add tremendous utility to a backcountry ski. By allowing you to easily plunge the tails into firm snow, you can build anchors, stake out your tent, or merely secure your skis while retrieving something from your pack, none of which is possible with twin tips or kick tails.Metal Laminate Technology With two sheets of lightweight titanium alloy running the length of the ski, metal laminate skis are the highest performing and most complex constructions available from K2. Built from the base up, this construction consists of alternating layers of fiberglass and titanium above and below the wood core. Metal laminates provide damp, accurate, unshakable performance, ideal for expert level all-mountain skis.Skin Clip Arc The tails of our Adventure skis come with a concave notch to ensure the skin clip, regardless of size, stays securely centered on the tail.Z Clip Attachment 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. This not only reduces weight, but gets rid of the buildup of snow that accumulates under the fold, which eventually peels your skins off.Trim-to-Fit Skin Compatible For the Backlash, WayBack, Backup, PayBack, and ShesBack, we offer integrated K2 trim-to-fit skins. Progressive Sidecut Progressive sidecut is a combination of two different radii, or sidecuts, that enhances the versatility of wider waisted skis. Standard sidecut theory is based on using a single radius. This works great on narrower skis, but becomes overpowering on wider skis, especially in variable conditions. The use of progressive sidecut on wider-waist skis guarantees improved turn initiation and hard-snow performance. All of our womens skis are built with the sidecut shifted two centimeters forward relative to the standard sidecut for a mens ski. This accommodates the anatomical fact that the center of mass for a woman is generally much lower than that of a man. Shifting the sidecut forward places the center of mass of the average woman in an optimum position over the ski for more control and easier turn initiation.Forward Mounting Position All TNine skis are built with the midsole of the ski 2 cm forward relative to the standard midsole point for a mens ski. This accommodates the anatomical fact that the center of mass for a woman is generally much lower than that of a man. By moving the midsole forward, it places the center of mass of the average woman in the optimum position over the ski, allowing for more control and easier turn initiation.Green Bamboo and Paulownia stringers are used to add lightweight strength to the ski cores. These wood species are fast growing and locally sourced making them a better renewable choice than traditional cores.Cap Construction Durable and lightweight cap skis are built by a sophisticated molding process that envelopes the core and internal materials with the top layer of the ski. Used throughout our ski line, cap constructions can be assembled with a variety of different cores. These variations, such as glass andor metal materials, are the determining factors of the skis performance.
- US Outdoor Store
The PayBack ski from K2 confidently walks the line between resort and backcountry. Telemark or AT, the Triaxial Bioflex core and two sheets of metal provide the power to charge in-bounds while keeping weight down for all-day tours. The 92 mm waist and progressive 16/14 sidecut works great for a most terrain and snow conditions.
- Mountain Gear
The women's K2 PayBack telemark/randonnee skis don't disappoint! Reap the reward the first time you drop into a fresh line with these high-performance boards. Whether mounted telemark or randonee, the K2 PayBack walks the line between resort and backcountry. All-terrain rocker features elevated tips that float through powder snow with ease; traditional camber under foot ensures good power and edge hold on firm snow. Held base to base, skis bow apart 2mm at the traditional fore and aft ski-to-snow contact points; rocker extends 30cm in from the contact points. Metal laminate construction alternates layers of fiberglass and metal above and below the wood cores to provide damp, accurate performance. Bioflex cores combine fir and spruce to create skis that are stable and predictable underfoot and light and soft in tips and tails. Bamboo center stringers increase core strength without adding cumbersome weight. Triaxial braiding wraps an interlocking fiberglass weave around the wood cores; the result is torsional stiffness, responsive turning and sensitivity. Cap construction envelops the cores and internal materials with the top layers of the skis, keeping overall weight light and durability high. Features a progressive sidecut providing different curve shapes along different parts of the skis-more aggressive in the tips, less aggressive in the tails. The progressive sidecut results in confident, quick turn initiation in hard snow and easy release in crud and powder. Sidecut on K2 women's skis is shifted 2cm forward relative to sidecut on men's skis to accommodate women's lower center of mass; the shift improves turn initiation and control. Powder tips place the widest point of the skis farther back than on other K2 skis, making the skis more stable and predictable in variable snow conditions.
The K2 Women's PayBack Telemark and Alpine Ski conquers it all and then some. Whether your mode of transportation uses a locked or free heel, this all-mountain ski with rockered tip lets you shred the backcountry, steep tree lines, and wide-open, deep bowls with confidence and ease.
The K2 Payback is made for the woman who goes everywhere on the mountain. On piste, off piste, alpine or tele, powder, hardpack or sun crust the Payback will perform dependably and can handle just about any snow conditions you can face on the mountain. A progressive 16/14 sidecut means you'll stay in contact with the snow during your entire turn. The Payback is definitely one ski to rule the mountain. K2 Payback Features: Performance: Soft Snow: 60% Variable Snow: 49% Sidecut: 129/92/115 Sizes: 153, 160, 167 Radius: 16m@160 Construction: Metal Laminate Cap Core: Bioflex Weight: 1560g@ 160 Binding Options: Flat Tip and Tail Attachment Holes, Flat/Notched Tail