K2 Backup Skis 2013

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K2 Backup Skis 2013

K2 BackUp Skis 2012: Do you prefer rustic hut-to-hut tours; skinning into the high alpine with only your camping gear and a week’s worth of freeze-dried food; seeing no civilization and talking to no one except the companion you set out with? The K2 BackUp Skis are full on backcountry ski mountaineering tools. Metal laminate and a narrower waist width provide phenomenal edge hold and feel for such an ultra-light ski, great for descending refrozen sun-baked slopes. At the same time, the BackUp has Speed Rocker™ and is wide enough to handle variable snow conditions of all kinds making it versatile enough to double as a resort/ telemark ski.
Shape
Progressive Sidecut is a combination of two different radii that enhances the versatility of wider-waist skis. This guarantees improved turn initiation and hard-snow performance.
 
Rocker Type
Speed Rocker™ - Designed for high performance precision and agility on firm snow. The slightly elevated tip and increased tip length provide effortless initiation and improved skinning ascent, while camber along the rest of the running surface delivers precision, power, and edge-hold.
 
Construction
Cap Construction is durable, lightweight, and softer, built by a sophisticated molding process that envelopes the core and internal materials with the top layer of the ski.
Tip/Tail Hardware - removable plugs reveal holes that can be used to attach K2 Pre-Cut Skins or build a rescue sled
SnoPhobic tops keeps the ski light with a snow-repellent topsheet
Flex
Paulownia core: Paulownia is an eco-friendly, fast-growing renewable wood that is incredibly strong and lightweight.
Metal TNC Laminate consists of 2 sheets of lightweight Titanal running the length of the ski. Alternating layers of fiberglass and Titanal sandwich the wood core to provide dampened, accurate, and unshakable performance.
Binding Compatibility
We recommend a brake width that is equal to the ski waist width and at most 15 mm wider.

Specs

  • Terrain: Alpine Touring
    Alpine Touring
    Also known as backcountry skis, alpine touring (AT) skis are designed for going uphill as well as downhill. These skis are typically light for their width and many feature fittings that accept climbing skins. AT skis vary in width and weight, with the wider heavier versions usually used for winter/deep snow touring and the skinnier, lighter skis usually used for spring/summer/long distance touring.
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert
    Advanced-Expert
    Whether you charge the steepest lines, carve with race-like precision, hit the biggest jumps or halfpipes; advanced to expert level skis/snowboards are for the more aggressive rider. You will often find the addition of layers of metal, carbon, bamboo, or other stringers in these. These features work to make a stiffer ski/snowboard with more power and rebound.
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber
    Rocker/Camber
    Rocker/Camber skis pair a traditional cambered profile underfoot with an elongated, early rise tip borrowed from fully rockered skis. This profile places the front contact point further back from the tip, while the rear contact point remains close to the tail. The rockered tip allows for better flotation and less edge catch for increased float in deep snow, while the cambered rear stores and transmits energy similarly to a fully cambered ski.
  • Turning Radius: Medium
    Medium
    17-22 m radius is best for all-mountain and park & pipe.
  • Core/Laminates: Bamboo, Wood
  • Tail Type: Flat
    Flat
    This is your traditional tail, designed to have edge contact all the way through the tail, and only designed for skiing forward. This is also preferred for alpine touring, as you can stick the tails of your skis in the snow.
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Size (cm) 153 160 167 174 181
Tip Width (mm) 124 124 124 124 124
Waist Width (mm) 81 81 81 81 81
Tail Width (mm) 105 105 105 105 105
Turning Radius (m) 19
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