Wayback

K2 Wayback

Brand
K2
Model
Wayback
Category
Touring
Weight
1590 gr
Waist
87.3 mm
Tested length
177 cm
Year
2014

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

6
6
5
4
4
Fri Flyt overall rating of K2 Wayback:

6 / 10

Hard snow:
7 / 10
Soft snow:
6 / 10
Weight:
6 / 10
Technical info:
The popular Wayback has been in the game for a long time. It has changed name and now comes in a woman´s version as well. The "new" rocker version has also been with us for a while. It has still got the cap construction and it´s relatively light. The rocker is moderate in the front, while the back ski is flat. Long setback combined with the long sidecut radius in the back, makes the width difference between the back and front big.

On snow:
This is perhaps not an exciting re-encounter, but why change a winning formula? K2 Wayback behaves just the way you expect it to, on all kinds of snow. Both the float (it is narrow) and the edge grip could be better, but it gains points for smoothness and reliability. Wayback is a ski we have recommended many times and we´ve never heard anyone complain about it. It is not among the lightest skis. Whether you're going on your first touring trip or you need a second option when you’re not up for carrying wide powder skis, Wayback might just be the ski for you.


Wayback

Technical data:

Measured length
177 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 66544
Brand
K2
Model
Wayback
Produced
kina
Available lengths
160, 167, 183
Contact length
127 cm
Rocker tail
6 cm
Rocker nose
44 cm
Side cut
155 cm
Taper tail
7 cm
Taper tip
15 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
16 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
14 cm
Max tail width
107.3 mm
Min waist width
87.3 mm
Max nose width
124.8 mm
Side cut radius
23.1 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
17.5 mm
Surface area (one ski)
1731 cm2
Weight
1590 gr
Relative weight
0.92 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
6 mm
Hight nose tip
56 mm
Angle nose tip
37°
Height of camber
6 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.