The steeper and more technical the terrain, the happier the K2 Coomback. After all, it was named after legendary mountaineer and extreme ski pioneer Doug Coombs. His memory lives on in this second graphic in a series of three that portrays Doug's days pioneering the Chugach Mountains. The Coomback is solid and reliable in steep terrain, it powers through choppy conditions at speed, and it floats through the deepest of days. Yup, it does it all, from playing the part of a ski for exploring the unexplored or taking first descents to being a go-to rockered mid-fat ski for lift-assisted laps.
The Coomback is infused with the versatile capabilities of its legendary namesake, like the All-Terrain Rocker tip, which gives this ski a 30/70 rocker-to-camber balance in order to ease edge transition, lift the tip above soft and choppy snow, and aid overall ski maneuverability. The Coomback is lightweight, highly durable, and lively underfoot, because it's constructed with fir, maple, and aspen wood stringers with fiberglass braided (Triaxial Braided) around it to increase torsional strength and a lively flex. If you're bombing it in the backcountry, you need a long-lasting ski; Cap Construction creates a durable and lightweight ski by molding a laminate and top layer over the core of the ski. Snow-repellent SnoPhobic topsheet uses a hydrophobic wax coating that keeps heavy snow from building up on top of your ski while you're skinning or touring. The 102mm waist width helps this ski float on deep days and provides a stable platform for surviving hard landings, and it's not so wide as to sacrifice edge-to-edge maneuverability.
Doug Coombs' legendary memory lives on in this graphic - the second in a series of three - that portrays Doug's days pioneering the Chugach Mountains. The 102mm waist strikes the perfect balance for all conditions; a backcountry ski that is light enough to tour on, but strong enough to rip big days. K2 will donate a percentage of all COOMBack ski sales to Doug’s family.
|Binding Options:||No binding|
|Construction:||Triaxial Braid, Cap Construction, Fir/Aspen/Maple Core|
|Radius:||22 m (size 174)|
|Weight:||1820 g (size 174)|
|K2 COOMBAck Telemark / Randonee Skis||$649.95|
I've skied many different skis in this category, and I always find myself coming back to my Coombacks. They are a fantastic ski! From groomers, to crud, to powder, this ski handles it all well and gives me the confidence to push myself. I think this ski's width is perfect in all sorts of conditions. It floats well on powder days but still isn't too wide to not carve good turns on crud or hardpack. It is by far my favorite ski and I have skied many different skis. If you are looking for an all mountain ski that excels in the side and backcountry, pick these up. You wont be disappointed!
I'm a CSIA instructor and backcountry skier and I love these ski. I originally bought them for strictly backcountry but find my self using them for teaching and resort ski All my other ski are collecting dust now. I ski on the 174 I'm 5'10" 170 lbs. and expert skier I put the dukes on them which seem to ice up and hard to get them in lock mode