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It's one of those beautiful, deep powder days that skiers just dream about. White, fluffy goodness hanging from every tree branch as you zip up the morning skintrack. In the past, you would have had to choose between taking up your powder-planks, but then seeing all your lines get skied out by skinny-stick wielding "ski-runners," or touring on something skinnier and not enjoying your ride down as much. With the K2 Women's Talkback 96 Ski, that tough choice can be a thing of the past. A 96mm waist gives you ample flotation while the lightweight paulownia and maple core makes sure that you're not hauling up more weight than you need. In case it's still a bit early season and all that powder is hiding a few unpleasant surprises, rest easy knowing that the Hybritech sidewall can help keep glancing off rocks from turning into something like a blown-out edge. Should you need an anchor at some point, plunge the flat tail into the snow and rest easy.
Very similar to her brother, the WayBack 96, the K2 Talback 96 is an all-condition backcountry touring female counterpart that's built with a lightweight Paulownia/Maple construction. It now comes with adept sidewalls for trusted performance in unpredictable conditions, but glides through early morning fresh tracks like a dream.
- Mountain Gear
Built with lightweight wood cores and powerful sidewalls, the K2 TalkBack 96 Backcountry Skis glide beautifully through early morning fresh tracks and plow through less desirable conditions.
The K2 TalkBack Skis are featherweight women's touring skis with a 108 mm waist that are as adept going up as they are descending virgin backcountry pow. All-Terrain Rocker (30% tip rocker, 70% camber) features an elevated tip for variable and soft snow performance, as well as camber underfoot for power, energy, and edge-hold in firmer conditions. Progressive Sidecut makes for wicked turns on hardpack. SnoPhobic Topsheet collects less snow, thus less fatigue. Carbon Web lightens the spin-weight. Torsion Box, Cap Construction, BioFlex2 Core are fun and durable. ZCLIP Skin Compatible with Skin Grommets for quicker switchovers. The K2 TalkBack womens backcountry skis are perfect all-around touring skis. Sizes: 153, 160. Dimensions: 124 / 88 / 108 mm. Binding Options: No binding. Radius: 18 m (size 160). Construction: Torsion Box, Cap Construction, BioFlex2 Core. Weight: 3 lbs, 1 oz or 1400 g (size 160)
- Tahoe Mountain Sports