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As the widest ski in the K2 women's touring line, the women's K2 Talkback 96 skis are the ones to reach for when the snow in the backcountry is deep and stable.
As the middle child in K2's women's backcountry-specific ski lineup, the Talkback 88 Ski has the versatility to tackle long alpine missions or quick spring laps with equal zeal. Its narrower 88-millimeter waist won't weight you down on the skintrack, and, when paired with the rockered tip and tail, offers up just the right amount of flotation in softer snow. Since every backcountry adventure isn't always powder-filled, underfoot camber gives this ski a reliable edge hold on any firmer snow you may encounter. K2 shaved some weight of the Talkback 88 this season, yet managed to maintain excellent downhill performance when it comes time to strip skins. A Titanal spine and carbon reinforcement is to thank for this ski's impressive power and stability, while the paulownia wood core is responsible for its efficiently light weight on steep ascents. K2 completed the Talkback with snow-shedding topsheets to ensure that you aren't weighted down by piles of powder as you head back up the skinner for lap four of the day.
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
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