K2 Annex 108

2014

Top Performer
Men's Freeride
K2
Price: £470.00
Overall:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Advanced Upper Expert
Sidecut 139-108-127
Turn radius 23 (177)
Lengths 170, 177, 184, 191
Construction Metal laminate
Powder tip
Hybritech sidewall
Strengths Good on the piste - floaty and easy to use in powder
Weaknesses Hard to fault. Flex could be smoother

They say

An entirely new ski that replaces last year’s Sidestash. It features tip taper for easy initiation in soft snow, a kick tail for manoeuvrability and a metal construction with a wood core for stability.

We say

The Annex gives a very balanced all-round performance. On piste, it’s surprisingly capable, with a solid, connected response which gives it high levels of grip for a ski of this width. For long, fast turns on the groomed runs it works well and is great fun. In deeper snow it still gives a great performance - lots of instant flotation and a rockered shape that makes it easy to adjust and steer on the move. Although it’s very easy to use in powder, it still feels very strong and able to take on speed. It’s hard to fault, and sums up what a freeride ski should be about.

Tester Comments

Mark Jones
What a superb ski! Grippy and firm on piste, with great flex and float in the powder
Alyn Morgan
A bang-on freeride ski - light, agile and smooth. Good ski/snow feeling