K2 Annex 98 (2013/2014) Review

August 30, 2013
K2 Annex 98 (2013/2014)
GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
78
Responsiveness
7
Resort Float
5
Carving
5
Stability
8
Forgiveness
6
Value
7

The Good

  • Quickness
  • Easy turn initiation
  • Lively
  • Hardpack and bumps

The Bad

  • Sticks to mid-radius turns
  • Off-piste
THE VERDICT

If you're one of K2's many diehard fans, this'll fill your frontside bill. For a truer "all-mountain" feel, the Atomic, Blizzard, Rossignol and Volkl in this category should be of more interest to you.

FULL REVIEW

K2’s Annex 98 is custom-made for all-mountain skiers looking for a hardpack loving ski that is especially fun in the bumps. We gave it high marks for its quickness and ease of initiation, as well as its lively feel underfoot. It likes carving as well, with a reassuring stability anywhere on-piste.

Where the ski fell off in scoring was off-piste. That same sense of stability and playfulness seemed downright clunky at times, and the ski had to be worked a lot harder than others in this category to achieve the same level of response. Across the board, it also got mid-level scores for float. If you’re one of K2’s many diehard fans, this’ll fill your frontside bill. For a truer “all-mountain” feel, the Atomic, Blizzard, Rossignol and Volkl in this category should be of more interest to you.

 


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MSRP
$840.00
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