The K2 Wayback 96 can handle anything the backcountry will throw at you--from spring corn, to wind-buffed cement, and untracked powder. A light-but-lively core made from paulownia and maple wood reinforced with carbon delivers an energetic ride that will not drag on the uphill. Perhaps the best characteristic of the Wayback 96, though, is that its light weight does not compromise power or stability, making for a backcountry-focused ski that can more than hold its own inbounds. This is a quiver-of-one for all-mountain explorers from New England to the Rockies who are not limited by boundary ropes.
Core: Paulownia and Maple Wood
Carbon Web Reinforcement
Torsion Box Construction
K2 Skin Grommets
Weight: 1550g at 177cm
Backcountry Magazine Editors Choice 2015
Outside Magazine Gear of the Year 2015