TalkBack

124/88/108
Backcountry

Without Bindings

$599.95

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Details
All-Terrain Rocker

No Distance Too Far

A lightweight touring ski that is as adept going up as it is descending virgin backcountry pow.
  • Sizes: 153, 160, 167
  • Binding Options: No Binding
  • Radius: 18m @ 160
  • Construction: Torsion Box, Cap Construction, BioFlex2 Core
  • Weight: 1400g @ 160
  • Features: Progressive Sidecut, SnoPhobic Topsheet, Carbon Web, BioFlex2 Core, ZCLIP Skin Compatible, Skin Grommets
Technology

All-Terrain Rocker

All-Terrain Rocker
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

Cap Construction

Cap Construction
Durable and lightweight “cap” skis are built by a sophisticated molding process that envelopes the core and internal materials with the top layer of the ski. Used throughout our ski line, cap constructions can be assembled with a variety of different cores. These variations, such as glass and/or metal materials, are the determining factors of the skis’ performance.

Bioflex Cores

Bioflex Cores
All of K2’s women’s skis use cores that feature a combination of Aspen, Paulownia, and Bamboo. BioFlex cores are comprised of strong Aspen wood underfoot, which is fused with lightweight Paulownia in the tip and tail using a specific interlocking pattern that reduces swing-weight and provides a smooth-flexing ski. For 2013/14, K2 continues to apply this technology through one of the following three variations of BioFlex, each specifically tuned to target different performance goals: Bioflex 3 – 80% Aspen/20% Paulownia – Increased performance, strength, and durability Bioflex 2 – 70% Aspen/30% Paulownia – reduced swing-weight with added performance Bioflex 1 – 60% Aspen/40% Paulownia – Added forgiveness with the lightest swing-weight

Progressive Sidecut

Progressive Sidecut
Progressive sidecut is a combination of two different radii, or sidecuts, that enhance the versatility of wider-waist skis. Standard sidecut theory is based on using a single radius. This works well on narrower skis, but becomes overpowering on wider skis, especially in variable conditions. The use of progressive sidecut on wider-waist skis guarantees improved turn initiation and hard-snow performance.

Carbon Web

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.

SnoPhobic Topsheet

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.

Skin Grommets

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.

Torsion Box

Torsion Box
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.
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Pip Hunt

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from Jackson, WY

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth Ride

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cross-Country
    • Downhill

    Comments about K2 Skis TalkBack:

    The TalkBack 88 is my go-to ski for high alpine touring. It's lightweight makes it perfect for long approaches, and it's sturdy construction means I can trust it in the variable conditions I often encounter.

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