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K2 BackDrop Skis 2014

(3 Reviews) sku# 57512
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$349.93 - Sale Orig: $699.95

Product Info

Of course fat skis rip in pow, but they’re also heavier and therefore a pain to lug around the backcountry. Raise the curtain and reveal the K2 BackDrop Skis. This new quiver killer has the superlight construction of the WayBack but with the waist fattened to 112mm and shovel rocker increased. So whether you’re looking to go touring, play in the resort, slay powder, or let’s say… all of these, then the BackDrop is your new partner in crime.

Product Details

Shape

All-Terrain Rocker™Designed for all snow conditions, featuring an elevated tip for variable and soft snow performance and camber underfoot for power, energy, and edgehold in firmer conditions.

Powder TipPulls the widest point of the tip further down the ski, which retains float in soft snow, and also minimizes deflection in adverse snow conditions.

Construction

Fir/Aspen/Maple CoreSolid and dense woods known for their inherent strength and durability. Maple adds durability and power.

Triaxial BraidingConsists of braiding fiberglass around the wood core to provide torsional rigidity for added control, making the ski incredibly energetic and responsive.

Carbon WebPushes the balance between weight and strength gaining downhill performance without adding additional mass. Located in the tail and fore body of the ski, the Carbon Web increases edge grip when you need it most in the backcountry.

Cap ConstructionA durable, lightweight, and softer construction.

Additional Features

SnoPhobic TopsheetsShed snow off your skis to keep them light when skinning. Applying wax to these P-tex topsheets increases their snow shedding performance.

Tip/Tail HardwareVastly increases the skis’ utility: By allowing you to build a rescue sled or construct various ski anchors, you can carry less weight while increasing your safety margin. These holes also function as attachment points for K2 Pre-Cut Skins and come with a removable plug.

Skin Clip ArcThe tails are designed with a concave notch to ensure that the skin clip, regardless of size or skin brand, stays securely centered on the tail.

Binding Compatibility

We recommend a brake width that is equal to the ski waist width and at most 15 mm wider.

Specs

  • Terrain: All-Mountain, Alpine Touring, Powder More 
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber More 
  • Turning Radius: Long More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Tail Type: Partial Twin Tip More 
  • Ski Awards: Backcountry Magazine Editors' Choice, Outside Magazine Gear of the Year, Ski Magazine Gold Medal Gear
  • Series: Backside Adventure
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Size (cm) 174
Tip Width (mm) 142
Waist Width (mm) 112
Tail Width (mm) 131
Turning Radius (m) 23

Reviews

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K2 BackDrop Skis 2014
 
4.3

(based on 3 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great flotation (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Powder skiing (3)

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5.0

Light and nimble backcountry powder ski

By 

from Westminster, CO

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Pros

  • Great Flotation
  • Lightweight
  • Nimble
  • Smooth Ride

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backcountry
    • Powder Skiing

    Comments about K2 BackDrop Skis 2014:

    I picked these up at the end of the season with little hope of using them until next winter. However, we received a lot of snow over the past weekend (around two feet total) and I was able to get them out to the resort for a test. These skis were great - they planed and floated on powder with ease. I also found them to be nimble in the trees, on moguls, and in the chop. Though wide, I had no issue getting them on edge when returning to the base area via groomers. I wouldn't recommend them for iced hard pack, but anything soft should be okay with a little effort. The 174 length worked for me at 5' 11", 175 lbs. I would have considered 181 cm, but they were not available. I'm quite pleased with the 174 cm and believe that was the correct choice based on my skiing style. Though I will be using these as a backcountry powder ski, they performed exceptionally well at the resort and will see use there as well.

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    4.0

    Great AT and powder ski

    By 

    from New England

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable And Light Powder
    • Great Flotation
    • Scratch Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Powder Skiing

      Comments about K2 BackDrop Skis 2014:

      Great ski, used it for a backcountry trip to Alaska. It has good floatation and loves to turn. Being 6' and 185 lbs I bought a 174 and found it feeling a little small, I should have gone with the 184. The shorter size also made it more work when going for large, wide powder turns on steep terrain as the ski was more comfortable with a smaller turn radius.

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      • No
       
      4.0

      POW GOBLINS

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      from Northeast Kingdom

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Fast
      • Great Flotation
      • Lightweight
      • Skin Set-up
      • Skins Set-up
      • Smooth Ride

      Cons

      • Little Stiff
      • Stiff Tails

      Best Uses

      • Backcountry
      • Glades
      • Powder Skiing

      Comments about K2 BackDrop Skis 2014:

      Mostly ride east coast glades. Killer flotation. Super light. Hard chargers. Easy skin set-up. A bit stiff in the tail for the super tight trees, but may just be me getting used to the conversion from 92-mm waist, true twin-tippers to these 112-mm waist, fattie planks. Diggin' the ghoulish, bare-tree graphics too. Bring your snorkel cause these bad rabbits will be goblin' the pow all day!

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      • Yes

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