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20cm 12cm 8cm 142.35mm 111.6mm 130.6mm 24.2mR 40° 64mm 7mm ° 6cm 177cm 128cm 43cm

K2 Backdrop

Brand
K2
Model
Backdrop
Category
Touring
Weight
1925 gr
Waist
111.6 mm
Tested length
174 cm
Year
2013

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

9
7
6
5
5
Fri Flyt overall rating of K2 Backdrop :

7 / 10

Flotation:
8 / 10
Turning capabilities:
7 / 10
Stability at speed:
7 / 10
Technical info:
K2 is the most popular brand in Norway and will probably remain so with this new ski touring model that is wider than the Coomback and lighter than the Sidestash. Our test pair was quite short, but, as usual, K2 skis are a bit longer than stated. Like Dynafit and G3, the radius of the Backdrop is long in front and considerably shorter at the back. This is the opposite of many popular K2 models. The flex is medium in front and very stiff at the back.

On snow:
The Backdrop oozes reliability and gives a familiar first impression. A bit boring, perhaps? Moreover, we miss some of the response at the beginning of the turns that we have come to expect from K2, which is probably due to the low sidecut in the front ski. Flotation is no problem, you can safely use these skis when the powder seems bottomless. The backdrop doesn’t outgun its opponents in any department, but is, with its low weight and versatility, a good compromise.


Backdrop

Technical data:

Measured length
177 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 97655
Brand
K2
Model
Backdrop
Produced
China
Available lengths
181
Contact length
128 cm
Rocker tail
6 cm
Rocker nose
43 cm
Side cut
149 cm
Taper tail
8 cm
Taper tip
20 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
12 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
12 cm
Max tail width
130.6 mm
Min waist width
111.6 mm
Max nose width
142.35 mm
Side cut radius
24.2 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
11.75 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2126 cm2
Weight
1925 gr
Relative weight
0.91 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
7 mm
Hight nose tip
64 mm
Angle nose tip
40°
Height of camber
5 mm

This sequence of numbers indicates stiffness. Each number corresponds to a part of the ski, from tail to tip. 5 equals the average
for this part and length of the ski. Lower values indicate softer skis, higher values stiffer.