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Description of K2 Gotback WomensIf you thought big waists werent sexy, think again. The GotBack packs 102 mm under her belt and is proud of every millimeter. Throw in All-Terrain shovel rocker and youve got a ski with phenomenal float and stability along with exceptional maneuverability, making her equally at home etching huge arcs in a wide-open bowl or dancing through tight trees. The Triaxial Braided BioFlex core keeps it lightweight and agile while the progressive 1412 sidecut provides versatility after the powders tracked out. FeaturesPerformance variable, 30 soft snow, 70 Dimensions 135102121Sizes 146, 153, 160, 167, 174 Radius 18m160 Baseline All-Terrain Rocker 70 Camber, 30 Rocker Construction Torsion Box Cap Core BioFlex Weight 1690g 160 Features 1412 Progressive Sidecut, Powder tip, Tip and Tail attachment Holes, Flat Notched tail
- US Outdoor Store
Lay down deep tracks from a heli, cat, skins, or the lift in the Gotback Ski from K2, a lightweight ski that pairs with alpine, tele, super light touring bindings for all-over riding capability. The Triaxial fiberglass braiding around a wood core provides torsional rigidity for control while the All-Terrain Rocker flows with ease in variable conditions and powder.
- Mountain Gear
The K2 GotBack Ski is a large and in charge pair of women's deep powder skis built for backcountry, side country and resort powder-hunting. All-terrain rocker offers 70 percent traditional camber and 30 percent rocker to gives you float and maneuverability. The elevated, rocker tip provides variable and soft snow performance while camber underfoot delivers power, energy and edge-hold in firmer conditions. SnoPhobic top-sheets repel snow to keep you light and efficient on the climb. The running surface along the ski bottom is hydrophobic by design. Powder-specific tip design makes the tip's widest point its forward contact point, as opposed to 7 cm in front of it like K2's other shaped skis, creating a more stable and predictable powder ski that won't grab in the variable conditions you find in the backcountry. Women's specific BioFlex core combines fir and spruce to put dense fir underfoot with lightweight spruce at the tip and tail to reduce swing weight. The end result is a ski package that's lightweight and easy to maneuver, yet sturdy and top performing. Fast-growing and locally sourced bamboo and paulownia stringers add lightweight strength to the core. Progressive sidecut combines two different radii to enhance the versatility of the wider waist, and to guarantee improved turn initiation and hard-snow performance. All K2 women's skis have the sidecut shifted 2 cm forward to accommodate for the female lower center of mass, which optimizes body positioning for more control and easier turn initiation. Forward mounting system complements the sidecut. Flat tails are practical for the backcountry, allowing you to plunge into firm snow, build anchors and better secure your skis. Pre-cut skin compatible, the GotBack has its very own set of custom skins (sold separately) so all you have to do is hit the snow. Holes drilled into the tip and tail act as skin attachment points, and facilitate building a quick, solid rescue sled or the construction of a ski anchor. Tip and tail holes come with plugs that can be removed with the simple twist of a flat head screwdriver. Adjustable tail-strap clip interfaces with the tail hole to secure skins to the center of the ski, and sits on the ski top to not inhibit your glide. Skin clip arc furthers the skin's security with a concave notch on the tail. Z-clip attachment is quick, simple, lightweight and eliminates the skin fold-over required with typical D rings, reducing weight and getting rid of snow buildup under the fold. Cap construction is durable and lightweight, enveloping the core and internal material with the top ski layer, and versatile Torsion Box lends ease, forgiveness, responsiveness and energy. BioFlex core is wrapped with triaxial fiberglass braiding to provide torsional rigidity for added control and strength, and to maintain the lively flex patterns of the wood. Buy a pair of K2 skis, get a day pass to Kirkwood Mountain Resort this winter (12/25/11 -4/15/12) and either a 2 hour group lesson or 2 hour progression session!. These women's specific K2 Skis are a top choice for ladies backcountry skis, perfect for anything from firm conditions to deep powder. Collection: Backside. Performance: Variable Snow 30 percent, Soft Snow 70 percent. Sizes: 153, 160, 167. Dimensions: 135-102-121. All-Terrain Rocker. Radius: 18 m at 160. Construction: Torsion Box Cap. Core: BioFlex. Weight: 1690 g at 160. Sidecut: 14/12 Progressive. Powder Tip. Tip and Tail Attachment Holes. Flat and Notched Tail
- Tahoe Mountain Sports
The K2 Women's GotBack Ski has a little extra junk in its trunk (waist, actually) for added flotation in the deep stuff.