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The K2 Women's GotBack Ski has a little extra junk in its trunk (waist, actually) for added flotation in the deep stuff.

  • Bioflex 2 core (aspen, paulownia, bamboo) for light weight and tons of pop
  • Cap construction is lighter and allows K2 to dial flex into the ski more precisely
  • Triaxial braided construction adds torsional stiffness
  • Traditional camber design is super-versatile for all-mountain skiing and holds an edge better than any other camber design
  • Snow-repellent top sheet sheds snow to keep the ski light during a tour in any snow conditions
  • Tip and tail holes and flat tails give backcountry-specific versatility
  • Concave skin notch on the tail keeps your climbing skin firmly in place
  • Compatible with K2's precut skins for a perfect fit
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What do you think about this product?

Have questions about this product?

Pretty darn happy so far

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

These have been out on several groomer and backcountry days with a variety of conditions (spring corn, icy crust, dust on crust, some fresh powder). They've been great through it all. I definitely miss the super turn initiation of my rockered pow skis, but these are much better in variable conditions.

I'm 5'1", and have the 153s. Purchased mainly for backcountry use, but they trump my other skis on hard pack, so I've found myself using them more.

Is this a good ski to tour with?

Is this a good ski to tour with?

Hey S.C,

This is a great ski to tour with. Not only is it light weight for the size it is, but is also uses early rise to keep your tips from diving when skiing the deep stuff. The traditional camber will help in variable conditions or when traversing on any icy skin track. The ski has a great dimensions for an all around ski and with the snow shedding top sheet the skis will keep from getting caked with snow and weighing you down when hiking up.

Unanswered Question

I have been skiing on the K2 Instynx for...

I have been skiing on the K2 Instynx for quite some time now, and they are slippers to me. I recently bought the Black Diamond Joules, which I cannot stand. They are so incredibly stiff!! I enjoy both East Coast resort skiing as well as bumps and backcountry. My Instynx can cover these all spectacularly. Any suggestions on which K2 products might be comparable to the Instynx?

Is the ski weight 1740 g per pair or single...

Is the ski weight 1740 g per pair or single ski weight?

I have the K2 Gotback skis and have the...

I have the K2 Gotback skis and have the Dynafit TLT bindings on them. I am looking for the ski crampons that will fit this ski and bindings. Do you carry them and if so would the 100mm wide crampon fit over the 102mm ski. I know the next size is 110mm, but that seems to wide.

So, no one answered you huh? Too bad. The 100mm crampons will not fit your ski. You will need to size up to the next larger size Dynafit makes which in this case is the 110mm. That only gives you about 4mm per side extra which isn't too much, but will definitely widen your under foot coverage a bit. With the tip and tail width of the ski this shouldn't be an issue though. Sorry this reply is so late and hope you were able to get the correct answer much sooner.

Is it possible to use the Black Diamond...

Is it possible to use the Black Diamond Ascension skins with these or do I need to purchase the K2 skins?

Is the weight listed for these per individual...

Is the weight listed for these per individual ski or per pair?

Which touring binding and boots would be...

Which touring binding and boots would be the right match for this skies?

Best Answer

I have them set up with Marker Barons, Tecnica Cochise boots, and the K2 custom cut skins. The changeover is easy and the boots are both comfortable and stiff enough for the downhill for me. However, it all adds up to 11 lbs. 3oz. on each foot, which is a lot on the uphill! Black Diamond makes lighter non-"tech" bindings (a.k.a. Fritschi Diamir) that might have been a better choice for me. In terms of boots, I'd go for something lighter than mine! The Scarpa Gea and the Garmont Celeste come to mind. This ski, the Scarpa Gea, the Black Diamond Fritschi Diamir Scout, and a pair of mohair mix kicker skins add up to 8 lbs 13 oz. on each foot. I guess the take-home message is to be sure to do the math! You might consider the Starlet ski, for that matter. It's a little lighter.

I have these mounted with Dynafit TLT Radical ST bindings, Garmont Luster boots and Black Diamond STS Skins (the ubiquitous orange ones). Haven't measured the weight per foot, but it's significant compared to my previous setup with Marker Tours on Volkl Kikus. I would definitely get some tech bindings if you can.

Gotbacks v. Mantras, Auras or Line Soulmates...

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Do you think this would be a good ski for...

Do you think this would be a good ski for alpine skiing swell, not just touring/backcountry? I want to be able to use them on both climbing aswell as using them in prepped slopes.

Deciding between 160 or 167 GotBack. Wt...

Deciding between 160 or 167 GotBack. Wt 140 Ht 5'8" Advanced skiier - backcountry use only; multiday tours and day trips.

Currently ski 88 underfoot 167cm which has been fine in tight trees and open, pleasantly steep terrain. Need more float for deeper powder.