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Talkback 88

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All-Terrain Rocker All-Terrain Rocker

Optimal ski mountaineering/touring efficiency delivers effortless ascents with solid descending

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Description & Specs

A healthy 88mm waist won’t weigh you down, turns tight in the trees and provides enough surface area to enjoy the untouched backcountry snow you worked so hard to find. Like every ski in the TalkBack series, the 88 skis are topped off with a nylon SnoPhobic top sheet.

  • Sizes: 153, 160, 167
  • Binding Options: no binding
  • Radius: 14m @160
  • Construction: Torsion Box, Hybritech Sidewall, Paulownia/Maple Core
  • Weight: 1250g @ 160cm
  • Features: Carbon Web, Skin Grommets, SnoPhobic Topsheet, Tapered Tail and Tip

Technology

All terrain rocker 1
ROCKER: Easy initiation, versatility, agility
CAMBER: Control, edge hold, rebound

All-Terrain Rocker features an elevated tip for variable and soft snow performance, as well as camber underfoot for power, energy, and edge-hold in firmer conditions.

Simply put, All-Terrain Rocker offers versatility and ease in all snow conditions.
All-Terrain Profile
Torsion box technology
Torsion Box construction is the foundation for the widest range of skis designed by K2. Depending on the dimensions of a ski, and the amount of flex and torsion designed into it, one model of a Torsion Box ski can differ greatly from another. The versatility in the construction enables us to build everything from entry-level through expert skis. While there will be significant differences between skis, they do share the common traits of ease, forgiveness, responsiveness, and energy that can be found in all Torsion Box skis.
Hybritech sidewall
Hybritech is a unique blend of sidewall and cap constructions. The construction combines the accuracy, power, and performance of sidewall underfoot with the lightweight characteristics and smooth turn initiation of cap construction.
Carbon web
Enveloping the Mod structure with a carbon weave where the strands of carbon are laid at precise angles for an additional level of torsional rigidity on the secondary core. This keeps the ski light but gives you the additional torsional strength where you need it most.
Skin grommets
The new freeride tip and tail grommets are a clean, simple design that no longer requires a plug. The durable rubber coating disguises a slit designed to accommodate both the Z clip for our skin attachments, and the components to build a rescue sled.
Snophobic topsheet
Since snow collecting on the ski can add pounds to a climb, our SnoPhobic tops keep you light with a new snow-repellent topsheet. The running surface along the bottom of a ski is hydrophobic by design, so we’ve developed a thinner version of the same material to use on the BackSide model-specific topsheets.
Tapered tip and tail
Our Freeride Stability skis are designed with not just a tapered tip, but also a slight amount of taper in the tail. A tapered tip shifts the widest part of the contact further back to reduce tip weight and deflection in soft and variable snow conditions. The tapered tail allows more control as you exit the turn to either accelerate out or scrub speed as the conditions dictate.
Backside touring
Specifically designed for touring and backcountry exploration.

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