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K2 GotBack Skis - Women's 2012

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K2 GotBack Skis - Women's 2012: No longer the widest ski in the Backside series, the K2 GotBack Skis remain the most versatile with its lightweight and playful BioFlex Core, 102mm waist and All-Terrain Rocker™. These skis carry the lightweight characteristics of K2’s other touring skis combined with the all-mountain rockered performance characterized by its bigger sisters. New for 2012, the K2 GotBack Skis have the addition of Carbon Web technology to create an added level of responsiveness while staying lightweight.

Product Details

Shape

All-Terrain Rocker™ is designed for all snow conditions, featuring an elevated tip for variable and soft snow performance and improved skinning ascent with camber underfoot for power, energy, and edge-hold in firmer conditions.

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.

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.

Powder Tip tapers early to avoid hooking.

Tip/Tail Hardware - removable plugs reveal holes that can be used to attach K2 Pre-Cut Skins or build a rescue sled

SnoPhobic Topsheets keep the ski light with a snow-repellent top

Flex

BioFlex 3 Core (80% Aspen, 20% Paulownia): dense Aspen underfoot fused with lightweight Paulownia at the tip and tail with blended Bamboo throughout for increased performance, strength, and durability with reduced swing weight.

Triaxial Braiding consists of braiding fiberglass around the wood core to provide torsional rigidity for added control.

Carbon Web is a weave of carbon strands that envelopes the Mod structure for an additional level of torsional rigidity, while still keeping the ski light.

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: Intermediate-Advanced More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber More 
  • Turning Radius: Medium More 
  • Core/Laminates: Bamboo, Wood
  • Tail Type: Flat More 
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Size (cm) 146 153 160 167 174
Tip Width (mm) 135 135 135 135 135
Waist Width (mm) 102 102 102 102 102
Tail Width (mm) 121 121 121 121 121
Turning Radius (m)       20  

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K2 GotBack Skis - Women's 2012
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great flotation (10)
  • Good carving ability (9)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Smooth ride (7)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Powder skiing (11)
  • Downhill (7)
  • Groomed terrain (4)
  • Moguls (3)
  • Telemarking (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Home Run for Husband!

I bought these skis as a Christmas gift for my wife so I could take her touring in Kodiak's fantastic backcountry. I mounted Fritschi bindings and got the pre-cut skins for them. For boots...Read complete review

I bought these skis as a Christmas gift for my wife so I could take her touring in Kodiak's fantastic backcountry. I mounted Fritschi bindings and got the pre-cut skins for them. For boots I found a reasonably priced pair of Scarpa Skookums. To warm her up we went to Alyeska ski resort where I worried that the wide skis wouldn't be very fun in the groomers. After the first run she skied up to me and exclaimed, "Holy $#!&, these skis freakin' rock!!" Not a bad endorsement from a girl who pretty much only skis demo downhill skis. I haven't gotten her into deep powder yet, but we've been on fresh, shallow powder, hard pack, and groomers and she couldn't be happier. She says they're her favorite skis ever.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

still waiting for snow

Still waiting on the snow. I wanted a multi dimensional ski for back country and resort and they came in a short size which is hard to find and the price was hard too...Read complete review

Still waiting on the snow. I wanted a multi dimensional ski for back country and resort and they came in a short size which is hard to find and the price was hard too beat!

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3.0

still waiting for snow

By 

from la center wa

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

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    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about K2 GotBack Skis - Women's 2012:

        Still waiting on the snow. I wanted a multi dimensional ski for back country and resort and they came in a short size which is hard to find and the price was hard too beat!

        Service and delivery comments:

        Quick!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Womens Skiis

        By 

        from Big Sky, Mt

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Carving Ability
        • Great Flotation
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Powder Skiing

          Comments about K2 GotBack Skis - Women's 2012:

          Great skis for powder & crud, O.K. on Groomers too

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great buy

          By 

          from Kennewick, WA

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about K2 GotBack Skis - Women's 2012:

                These skis came highly recommended by friends who also have them. Since I bought off-season, I'm looking forward to using them in the upcoming ski season!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                K2 GotBack Skis

                By 

                from Grand Junction, CO

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • FUN
                • Good Carving Ability
                • Good Grip
                • Great Flotation
                • Lightweight
                • Smooth Ride

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Downhill
                  • Groomed Terrain
                  • Powder Skiing
                  • Telemarking

                  Comments about K2 GotBack Skis - Women's 2012:

                  I have the AntiPiste, same ski but men's flex screw inserts. Love them, I'm basing this review on these as I gave my wife the GotBacks for her birthday, June 13 (I aways give her skis in June, delayed gratification)

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  5.0

                  Great powder skis!

                  By 

                  from Logan, UT

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Great Flotation

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Downhill
                  • Moguls
                  • Powder Skiing

                  Comments about K2 GotBack Skis - Women's 2012:

                  I have skied since I was four years old and I love the powder! These were my first pair of "powder" skis, and they are great! They made it so much easier to ski in deep powder. I never get stuck, even on flatter slopes, and never have to lean back like I did with more narrow skis. They are rockered in the front just enough to help in the powder, but not too much that you lose edge for the packed stuff. These skis also handle moguls well and are good on cruddy days too.
                  I would recommend these skis to anyone who enjoys those powder days. They really help you become a better skier on all terrains.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  5.0

                  Home Run for Husband!

                  By 

                  from Kodiak, AK

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Carving Ability
                  • Good Grip
                  • Smooth Ride

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • At Skiing
                    • Downhill
                    • Groomed Terrain
                    • Moguls
                    • Powder Skiing

                    Comments about K2 GotBack Skis - Women's 2012:

                    I bought these skis as a Christmas gift for my wife so I could take her touring in Kodiak's fantastic backcountry. I mounted Fritschi bindings and got the pre-cut skins for them. For boots I found a reasonably priced pair of Scarpa Skookums. To warm her up we went to Alyeska ski resort where I worried that the wide skis wouldn't be very fun in the groomers. After the first run she skied up to me and exclaimed, "Holy $#!&, these skis freakin' rock!!" Not a bad endorsement from a girl who pretty much only skis demo downhill skis. I haven't gotten her into deep powder yet, but we've been on fresh, shallow powder, hard pack, and groomers and she couldn't be happier. She says they're her favorite skis ever.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    5.0

                    Very pleased

                    By 

                    from Seattle, WA

                    About Me Advanced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Good Grip
                    • Great Flotation
                    • Lightweight
                    • Smooth Ride

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backcountry
                      • Downhill
                      • Powder Skiing

                      Comments about K2 GotBack Skis - Women's 2012:

                      I use these skis exclusively for backcountry tours and skiing. They are lightweight for climbing. Even though they aren't all-out fat powder boards, they ski the powder great. LOTS of fun. I don't have any other backcountry skis and these are perfect. Bomber. They ski ice, hardpack or crud handily . Oh, and of course, the pow, too!

                      I paired with BD skins, not the K2 skins.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Love 'em

                      By 

                      from Anchorage, AK

                      About Me Intermediate

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Carving Ability
                      • Great Flotation
                      • Lightweight
                      • Smooth Ride

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Powder Skiing

                        Comments about K2 GotBack Skis - Women's 2012:

                        I use the Gotbacks for backcountry skiing in Alaska. They are awesome in all conditions--crust, ice, chop, powder, deep powder, corn--they do it all. Great floatation, great control. Even handled surprisingly well at the resort. Any mishaps that resulted while wearing these were definitely the fault of the skier, not the skis :) They are also really nice and light.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        WOW!!!

                        By 

                        from salt lake city

                        About Me Advanced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Good Carving Ability
                        • Good Grip
                        • Great Flotation
                        • Lightweight
                        • Scratch Resistant
                        • Smooth Ride

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Downhill
                          • Groomed Terrain
                          • Powder Skiing
                          • Telemarking

                          Comments about K2 GotBack Skis - Women's 2012:

                          I bought these for my daughter in 160 cm 2yrs ago, she is 5'6"/140/all mountain adv skier. I have the sidestash and thought she might like these because they are similar. She won't ski anything else! This year my wife tried them(mistake), so I had to buy her a pair also, now she wont ski anything else unless it is boiler plate(then k2 crossfire) They are light , stable at speed, float like a cloud, really improved there powder skiing. The only mistake Ive made was not getting touring bindings, they would be GREAT for skining.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          A Fun Time In The Backcountry

                          By 

                          from Allenspark, CO

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Carving Ability
                          • Good Rocker
                          • Great Flotation
                          • Lightweight
                          • Nice Wide Tips
                          • Smooth Ride
                          • Works Well With Skins

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backcountry Access
                            • Cross-Country
                            • Downhill
                            • Powder Skiing
                            • Ski Mountaineering

                            Comments about K2 GotBack Skis - Women's 2012:

                            I needed skis that were good in all different types of snow, that worked well with skins and that could manouvre well in the backcountry. These work well on steep uphills for me as well as a fun ride down. They are quick to respond with good rocker.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            4.0

                            Love my skis!

                            By 

                            from Seattle, WA

                            About Me Advanced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Carving Ability
                            • Great Flotation
                            • Lightweight
                            • Smooth Ride

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Downhill
                              • Groomed Terrain
                              • Moguls
                              • Powder Skiing

                              Comments about K2 GotBack Skis - Women's 2012:

                              I love my skis. Ive been really impressed with how responsive they are. They are super light weight, and they ride really well. Very smooth. I do wish the design was a bit sexier, but that doesn't much matter in the end I suppose.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              4.0

                              Bought a second pair!

                              By 

                              from Park City, Ut.

                              About Me Intermediate

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Good Carving Ability
                              • Great Flotation
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Powder Skiing
                                • Telemarking

                                Comments about K2 GotBack Skis - Women's 2012:

                                Product came very quickly. Happy with service.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes

                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Pretty but gutsy!

                                By 

                                from Utah

                                About Me Advanced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Good Carving Ability
                                • Great Flotation
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Poor Grip

                                Best Uses

                                • Cross-Country
                                • Powder Skiing

                                Comments about K2 GotBack Skis - Women's 2012:

                                This product came in two days!-All ready to start climbing hills and using for the remaider of the season-super skis!

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes

                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                GotBack

                                By 

                                from Stevens Pass

                                Comments about K2 GotBack Skis - Women's 2012:

                                Good powder ski, definitely edged well, turned easily.

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