The new K2 Annex 98 is a great ski for aggressive skiers who are looking for a ski that can charge in the soft snow, rip up the groomers and ski full throttle in the bumps. The All Terrain Rocker will help you initiate a turn quickly on the hard pack, keep you floating in the powder and absorb the negative vibrations that are caused by crud. The Hybritech Sidewalls have a cap construction in the tip and tail to ease the entry and exit of your turns and a vertical sidewall on most of the ski to drive a strong edge when things can get a little firm. The Tapered tip and tail of the Annex 98 make the ski feel less hooky especially in the bumps. A metal laminate will keep the Annex 98 strong and powerful in all conditions. If you feel like spending some time in the sidecountry, K2 makes it very easy for you to attach your climbing skins for a trip up to the backside for some freshness. The Powder tip will keep you floating as you make your way down with a smile on your face. If you are looking for a ski that can pound the groomers, and take on the powder, the K2 Annex 98 will be a perfect choice for you.
Tapered Tip and Tail
Z-Clip Skin Compatible
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Hi. I'm Kevin. I just got off the brand new K2 Annex 98. I give this ski 3 out of 5 stars. Overall I thought it was a fairly good ski, it just didn't have a lot of personality to it, in my opinion. It did what I asked of it but it just didn't over- exceed or over-excel at any one particular thing. It kind of would do short turns, kind of do long turns. Was fairly stable at speed but it just didn't have a lot of life and personality to it so if you're looking for a ski that kind of will do what you want it to and not talk back to you, the Annex 98 would be a good option.
Rick. Just got off of K2's Annex 98. Great all-mountain ski. Very quick edge-to-edge. Surprisingly enough for it's size, it holds an edge very, very well. Very quick. Great for one guy who wants one ski to do anything no matter where he goes.
Hi, this is Hans. I just came off the K2 Annex 98. The Annex 98 is a great ski for your average intermediate level skier. I give it a 4 out of 5 for that particular type skier. It doesn't have that much of a rebound but it holds really solid in long turns. It's a ski you can take pretty much anywhere you want to go so it's your one-time quiver ski that will do anything you want to do.
Hey, this is Josh here. I just got off the K2 Annex 98. I give this ski 3 out of 5 stars. It's a big mountain ski. Edge-to-edge, short turns, it's not really all there. Big, wider turns it tends to do a little better with but once you get the ski up to speed, it seems to be a little too rockered out. It gets a little bit too chattery for me. 3 out of 5 stars.
There are several binding options that would be great choices for the K2 Annex 98. My personal favorites are the Marker Griffon (size = 110mm), Rossignol Axial2 120 XL (size = 100mm), or the Atomic FFG 12 (size = 100mm).
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Answered : Dec 04, 2013
By : Julie, Product Specialist