K2 Wayback 96 Skis 2016

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K2 - Wayback 96 Skis 2016
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Product Info

K2 supersizes the popular Wayback with the K2 Wayback 96 Skis, bumped up to 96 mm in the waist, to appeal to powder-loving personalities who insist on earning their turns. Sound like you? Take a look: Light but not nervous at 1550 grams per ski, powder hungry but not allergic to the harder variety with its All Terrain Rocker and Hybritech Sidewalls, and set up to accept the slick K2 Z-Clip skin system right out of the box. What more do you want?

Product Details

Rocker Type

All-Terrain RockerDesigned for all ability levels, All-Terrain Rocker adds versatility and ease in all snow conditions. This profile features an elevated tip and tail for variable and soft snow performance, as well as camber underfoot for power, energy, and edgehold in firmer conditions.


Medium Flex


Backside Baseline 2.0Low-rise tip with a gradual rocker profile and medium to low camber are ideal for variable snow conditions. A slight taper at both tip and tail let the ski track easily while skinning and allow racking your skis in your pack without hangups.

Directional TaperModerately wider tip than tail maximizes the skis performance in the forward direction.


Paulownia / MapleThe solid strength of Maple and the incomparable lightness of Paulownia, together again


Torsion Box Construction

Carbon WebStrands of carbon fiber are woven in the fiberglass weave that surrounds the core


Hybritech SidewallsA blend of sidewall and cap constructions that enables a very light ski without sacrificing edgehold

Additional Features

K2 Skin GrommetsBuilt in tip and tail attachments for K2 skins give you the lightest and cleanest skin system available.

SnoPhobic TopsheetA special nylon-based topsheet material sheds snow - no need to drag any more weight uphill than necessary!

Binding Compatibility

We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.


  • Terrain: All-Mountain, Alpine Touring More 
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber More 
  • Turning Radius: Medium More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Tail Type: Flat More 
  • Ski Awards: Backcountry Magazine Editors' Choice, Outside Magazine Gear of the Year
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Size (cm) 170
Tip Width (mm) 128
Waist Width (mm) 96
Tail Width (mm) 118
Turning Radius (m)

Other Notes

K2 products can only be shipped within the United States