Rating: / 5
Waist Width: 88
Every model in K2's massive ski collection features one of five variations of the rocker concept: All Terrain (moderate tip rocker plus camber), Speed (very mild tip rocker plus camber), Catch Free (mild tip-and-tail rocker plus camber), Jib (mild tip-and-tail rocker plus a flat midsection), and Powder (rockered forebody plus cambered rear). Like all models in K2's Backside Adventure series, the WayBack features holes in the tip and tail to accommodate pre-cut climbing skins (sold separately). With a versatile mid-fat width of 88mm, the Wayback "prefers an adventure to a rustic hut over the crowds of busy resorts," according to K2. All Terrain rocker keeps it floaty and maneuverable, but features enough traditional camber to maintain edge grip on firm snow and sketchy traverses. Lightweight construction makes it easier to haul uphill than other skis of comparable width. The topsheet consists of a snow-shedding material that prevents buildup during ascents.