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  K2 Talkback 96 Ski - Women's Dynafit Speedfit 84 Ski - Women's Prior Flute XTC Carbon Ski - Women's La Sportiva Maximo LS Ski - Women's La Sportiva Super Maximo LS Ski - Women's
  K2 Talkback 96 Ski - Women's Dynafit Speedfit 84 Ski - Women's Prior Flute XTC Carbon Ski - Women's La Sportiva Maximo LS Ski - Women's La Sportiva Super Maximo LS Ski - Women's
Brand Dynafit La Sportiva Prior La Sportiva K2
Claimed Weight [pair, 176cm] 5lb 15oz [171cm, pair] 5lb 13oz, [178cm, pair] 5lb 15oz [pair, 169cm] 6lb 14oz [157cm] 2lb 5oz [164cm] 2lb 6oz [pair, 163cm] 5lb 8.5oz
Construction 3D Tech with full micro sidewalls cap sandwich Piuma Quadriaxial half-cap
Core Air Flex (poplar and ash wood) wood, fiberglass laminate maple, carbon wood Paulownia-Tour-Lite (Titanal spine, carbon and fiberglass laminate, paulownia wood)
Dimensions [149cm] 113 / 82 / 101mm, [158cm] 114 / 83 / 102mm, [167cm] 115 / 84 / 103mm 127mm / 94mm / 116mm [163cm] 125 / 105 / 113mm, [169cm] 127 / 106 / 115mm, [175cm] 129 / 107 / 117mm [157cm] 121 / 94 / 110mm [164cm] 121 / 92 / 110mm 128 / 96 / 115mm
Length 149cm, 158cm, 167cm 171cm, 178cm 163cm, 169cm, 175cm 157cm, 164cm 156cm, 163cm, 170cm
Manufacturer Warranty 2 year 1 year 3 years 1 year 2 years
Profile tip and tail rocker, camber underfoot Low Omega Hybrid Rocker (rockered tip and tail, camber underfoot) camber All-Terrain Rocker (rockered tip and tail, camber underfoot)
Recommended Use backcountry skiing, randonee backcountry touring all-mountain skiing, backcountry skiing, freeride/powder skiing backcountry skiing, randonee, ski mountaineering backcountry skiing
Turn Radius [149cm] 17m, [158cm] 18.5m, [167cm] 20m [171cm] 18.5m, [178cm] 20.5 [163cm] 17m, [169cm] 18m, [175cm] 19m [157cm] 17.8m [164cm] 18m [163cm] 18m
Base - sintered 4001 Durasurf (sintered) sintered sintered

K2 Talkback 96 Ski - Women's

As the widest ski in K2's women's backcountry-specific ski lineup, the Talkback 96 Ski lives for dreamlike days of fluffy goodness, but can handle steep, technical lines with more supportive snow—all in a sub six-pound package that will have you zipping up the skintrack lap after lap.

K2 shaved some weight off the Talkback 96 this season, but without the expense of its downhill performance. A Titanal spine and carbon reinforcement keep this ski stiff and powerful, but without taking away from its nimbleness, while a paulownia wood core is to thank for its efficient weight on the climbs and the fun, poppy feel on the descent. Complete with a snow-shedding topsheet to ensure you aren't weighed down by five extra pounds of powder, you just might track out a whole backcountry bowl before you even feel tired.

  • Crush the ups and shred the downs with this lightweight touring ski
  • 96mm waist can navigate soft or variable snow with ease
  • Rockered tip and tail deliver float in powder and a nimble feel
  • Underfoot camber provides a reliable edge hold on firmer snow
  • Titanal spine and carbon reinforcement add stiffness and stability
  • Paulownia core is light on the skintrack and strong on the descent
  • Hydrophobic topsheets don't hold onto snow while you're skinning
  • Skin grommets keep climbing skins secure
  • Item #K2S00HI
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    Dynafit Speedfit 84 Ski - Women's

    If you look at days spent skiing at the resort as an opportunity to train for bigger objectives, then the Dynafit Women's Speedfit 84 Ski is for you. Dynafit's Speedfit series is geared toward human-powered inbounds skiing with a nimble 84mm waist width that's light on the up and a blast to carve down groomed runs. A lightly rockered tip and tail eases turn initiation while a good amount of camber underfoot gives the ski a stable feel when you lay into your turn as much as your touring boots allow you too.

  • A lightweight ski designed for skinning and skiing the resort
  • Skinny waist width is light on the up and nimble while carving
  • Full micro sidewalls balance strength with weight
  • Carbon laminates increase rigidity without adding weight
  • Notched tip accommodates Dynafit skins
  • Item #DNF00CJ
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    Prior Flute XTC Carbon Ski - Women's

    The Prior Women's XTC Flute Ski was born to farm cold smoke, but possesses the ability to tackle all the hardpack and chunder that you're left with in between storms. Thanks to the lightweight construction and mid-fat 105-107 millimeter waist, this plank a solid daily driver, in bounds or out.

    With a rockered tip and tail, these sticks have no trouble sailing through the deep stuff, and camber underfoot lets you rally groomers when you pop back into the resort at the end of the day. Unlike the traditional Flute ski, the XTC construction features a carbon laminate to shed weight without losing strength. A pair of the XTCs weigh in at just over six pounds, making them ideal for backcountry exploration. The XTC uses the same poppy and playful maple core, making it a delight to jump, slash, and huck your way all over the hill.

  • A ski to take your freeride pursuits to the backcountry
  • 105-107mm waist floats pow and conquers crud
  • Rockered tip and tail surfs the steep and deep
  • Camber underfoot lets you rally hardpack
  • Poppy and playful maple wood core for a fun, responsive feel
  • Carbon laminate sheds weight without losing strength
  • Item #PSA002I
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    La Sportiva Maximo LS Ski - Women's

    Your penchant for human-powered descents may lead some to call you a glutton for punishment, but that could have something to do with the fact that they've never skied the La Sportiva Women's Maximo LS Ski. With a lightweight construction that will fly up steep skintracks like you're on an escalator and a fun-having progressive shape, this ultralight offering from La Sportiva will keep a smile plastered on your face whether you're skinning to the base of a steep couloir or making hop turns down a line you've been dreaming about skiing all season.

    La Sportiva teamed up with with Italy's Ski Trab to produce the Maximo LS. Building its skis in Italy, Ski Trab specializes in ultralight backcountry skis that inspire confidence on the descent. Utilizing Ski Trab's 14-layer Technology, the Maximo is home to a wood core with air canals to save weight and a stiff-but-light construction to keep the Maximo responsive when you're confronted with less-than-ideal conditions. Adding to the ski's overall skiability, La Sportiva commissioned the Maximo to be built with the Low Omega Profile, which makes initiating turns a breeze and reduces the chance of hooking up edges as you exit your turn, giving the skis a fluid, easy-to-ski feel when you're making your way down techy lines in the alpine.

  • Touring ski that rocks the uphill and doesn't skimp on the downhill
  • 92mm waist offers plenty of float in pow and is quick edge to edge
  • Camber profile gives you good edge hold on exposed faces and ice
  • Short turn radius boosts control in tight trees and rocks
  • Wood core with air canals is lightweight, stable, and responsive
  • Carbon reinforcements boost torsional rigidity and stability
  • High quality sintered base easily glides across flat areas
  • Item #LSP00JD
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    La Sportiva Super Maximo LS Ski - Women's

    There are those that prefer a lightweight skin to the top over all else, including downhill performance, and then there are those that take La Sportiva's Super Maximo LS Ski out for a tour and don't have to choose. Built with SKI TRAB Lightweight Technology, the Super Maximo is both extremely lightweight yet rich with anti-torsional strength. The core is built from 14 different layers in order to reduce vibration, using lightweight wood interlaced with higher-strength wood, then reinforced with a fiberglass box. This process delivers both torsional rigidity and durability to an otherwise lightweight ride.

    When it comes to downhill performance, the Super Maximo LS is well adapted to a wide range of snow conditions. It features La Sportiva's progressive Attivo shape, well tuned for adept steering, floatability, and forgiving turn initiation. This innovative shape ensures gradual entry into fresh snow, yet provides plenty of contact on sun-affected crust. Plus, the 94mm waist underfoot is wide enough to handle last night's big dump, yet narrow enough that it deals well with any wind-buffed slopes you might encounter on your way down.

  • A well-balanced touring ski for mixed conditions in the backcountry
  • Medium waist underfoot delivers reliable performance in most snow
  • Low Omega profile improves maneuverability and turn initiation
  • Cap construction minimizes weight during uphill travel
  • Lightweight wood core is reinforced for torsional rigidity
  • Swallow tails designed for skins, stability, and steering precision
  • Item #LSP00EH
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