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K2 Coomba 104 (2017)

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Price: $850.00
Year: 2017
Level: 3
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 104
Tip/Tail/Waist: 136-104-122
Lengths: 170, 177, 184

The 2017 K2 Coomba 104, formerly the Coomback, returns unchanged, except for the new name and graphic. The 104 is quicker and more versatile on hardpack than the widest ski in the Backside collection, the Coomba 114. It weighs in at a reasonable 1,650 grams-good for the ascent-but it's a freeride powder surfer at heart, with enough width, rocker, and taper for slashy fun in all but the deepest powder. The two Coomba models in the Backside series are named for and inspired by K2 athlete and spiritual guide Doug Coombs, who lived his life in the winter backcountry. There are four models in K2's Backside series, ranging in width from 88 to 114 mm and in weight from about 1,200 to 1,800 grams (depending on size). All are lightweight torsion-box constructions on wood cores, with carbon and fiberglass reinforcement. In the three widest models, K2 lightens the core by mixing airy paulownia wood with dense, durable maple. The narrowest and lightest model, the Wayback 88, gets a superlight balsa core with integrated flax-fiber stringers for vibration dampening. In all models, K2's HybriTech Sidewall construction combines a sturdy vertical sidewall underfoot, for edge grip, with lightweight cap fore and aft for supple flex. The tip and tail get extra torsional reinforcement from carbon fibers laid at 45-degree angles for additional edge hold. K2's All-Terrain Rocker combines 70 percent camber with 30 percent tip/shovel rocker to smooth the ride and improve soft-snow flotation. All Backside skis have removable tip and tail grommets for easy attachment of pre-sized K2 Z-Clip climbing skins, and are designed to be used with K2 shovels to build a rescue sled. K2 offers a full line of backcountry equipment: probes, shovels, ski-carry packs, adjustable poles, and even a shovel/ice-axe combo tool.

The 2017 K2 Coomba 104, formerly the Coomback, returns unchanged, except for the new name and graphic. The 104 is quicker and more versatile on hardpack than the widest ski in the Backside collection, the Coomba 114. It weighs in at a reasonable 1,650 grams-good for the ascent-but it's a freeride powder surfer at heart, with enough width, rocker, and taper for slashy fun in all but the deepest powder. The two Coomba models in the Backside series are named for and inspired by K2 athlete and spiritual guide Doug Coombs, who lived his life in the winter backcountry.

There are four models in K2's Backside series, ranging in width from 88 to 114 mm and in weight from about 1,200 to 1,800 grams (depending on size). All are lightweight torsion-box constructions on wood cores, with carbon and fiberglass reinforcement. In the three widest models, K2 lightens the core by mixing airy paulownia wood with dense, durable maple. The narrowest and lightest model, the Wayback 88, gets a superlight balsa core with integrated flax-fiber stringers for vibration dampening. In all models, K2's HybriTech Sidewall construction combines a sturdy vertical sidewall underfoot, for edge grip, with lightweight cap fore and aft for supple flex. The tip and tail get extra torsional reinforcement from carbon fibers laid at 45-degree angles for additional edge hold. K2's All-Terrain Rocker combines 70 percent camber with 30 percent tip/shovel rocker to smooth the ride and improve soft-snow flotation. All Backside skis have removable tip and tail grommets for easy attachment of pre-sized K2 Z-Clip climbing skins, and are designed to be used with K2 shovels to build a rescue sled. K2 offers a full line of backcountry equipment: probes, shovels, ski-carry packs, adjustable poles, and even a shovel/ice-axe combo tool. 

The 2017 K2 Coomba 104, formerly the Coomback, returns unchanged, except for the new name and graphic. The 104 is quicker and more versatile on hardpack than the widest ski in the Backside collection, the Coomba 114. It weighs in at a reasonable 1,650 grams-good for the ascent-but it's a freeride powder surfer at heart, with enough width, rocker, and taper for slashy fun in all but the deepest powder. The two Coomba models in the Backside series are named for and inspired by K2 athlete and spiritual guide Doug Coombs, who lived his life in the winter backcountry.

There are four models in K2's Backside series, ranging in width from 88 to 114 mm and in weight from about 1,200 to 1,800 grams (depending on size). All are lightweight torsion-box constructions on wood cores, with carbon and fiberglass reinforcement. In the three widest models, K2 lightens the core by mixing airy paulownia wood with dense, durable maple. The narrowest and lightest model, the Wayback 88, gets a superlight balsa core with integrated flax-fiber stringers for vibration dampening. In all models, K2's HybriTech Sidewall construction combines a sturdy vertical sidewall underfoot, for edge grip, with lightweight cap fore and aft for supple flex. The tip and tail get extra torsional reinforcement from carbon fibers laid at 45-degree angles for additional edge hold. K2's All-Terrain Rocker combines 70 percent camber with 30 percent tip/shovel rocker to smooth the ride and improve soft-snow flotation. All Backside skis have removable tip and tail grommets for easy attachment of pre-sized K2 Z-Clip climbing skins, and are designed to be used with K2 shovels to build a rescue sled. K2 offers a full line of backcountry equipment: probes, shovels, ski-carry packs, adjustable poles, and even a shovel/ice-axe combo tool. 

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