With the new Titanal Touring Technology (T3) K2 Skis sets new standards in backcountry skiing. The weight of the ski has been significantly reduced - and without sacrificing the downhill performance for which K2 touring skis are known. Thus, the completely redesigned Wayback for men and the Talkback for the ladies present themselves as perfect touring companions for all those who want to conquer the backcountry for themselves and are constantly on the lookout for the best line, no matter how demanding.
K2 has been working with guides and athletes for over 20 years, driven by the desire to develop the best backcountry skis on the market. And the current season is no exception! A carefully selected team was commissioned to test the touring ski series under the toughest conditions. The valuable feedback from the experienced mountain guides formed the basis for the revision and improvement of the line. After the extensive tests in North America, South America, the Alps and Norway, the experts agreed: the new Titanal Touring Technology gives the ski absolute reliability and outstanding edge grip. The secret? It's where the legendary downhill performance and stability of a metal laminate meets one of the lightest constructions on the market. Because who says you can't have both? Top functionality paired with low weight on the ascent and a top performance on the descent.
Since snow and water adhering to the ski surface negatively affect the weight and thus the uphill characteristics, all new K2 touring skis also have a water- and snow-repellent topsheet. Reinforced eyelets at the tip and tail of the skis make attaching and detaching pre-cut K2 skins via Z-Clip Skin Attachment a breeze.
Despite the light weight, K2's development of the new ski touring series does not place the target group focus on speed-oriented racers. Peter Cuba (Senior Vice President & General Manager of K2 Sports Europe) says: " Fast times can beaten, good times last forever".
Skis and skins are available immediately in stores.
The Bavarian binding specialist Marker complements, after successful establishment of the KingPin, its touring line with a lightweight, robust and at the same time highly functional pin binding for the alpine and high alpine area - the Marker Alpinist.
While the somewhat heavier KingPin in the downhill-oriented freetouring segment fully plays out your strengths, the new Alpinist shines in high alpine challenges, without having to accept major sacrifices in terms of stiffness on the descent. This is ensured by the 38mm wide drilling pattern and the carbon reinforced, very stiff, toe. The entry is simplified even in extreme situations by anti-icing pads and integrated elastomers. The ascent aid on the heel is designed 3 steps (0, 5 and 9 degrees) and convenient to transfer from ascent to descent mode. The low weight of the binding combined with numerous innovative features make the Alpinist a safe companion on the mountain for the ambitious touring skier. It is available in stores now.