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K2 Skis’ Annex Line Optimizes Freeride Performance


K2’s Annex line allows skiers to charge the entire mountain without compromise

Seattle, Wash. (January 17th, 2014)Holding true to its All-Mountain Philosophy, K2 Skis’ Annex line offers high performance in every condition. Integrating K2’s stability-based Freeride Baseline 2.0 platform, the Annex collection is built for today’s freeriders that ski it all and ski it fast.

With tip and tail taper that is directly proportional to the amount of rocker in each model, the Annex 98, 108 and 118 excel when pointed down the fall line. Burly wood core construction, along with a metal laminate on the narrower 98 and 108 to increase stiffness, allows skiers to confidently rip the entire mountain, in-bounds and out, in aggressive freeride fashion. Featuring skin grommets on the tip and tail, these backcountry ready skis are also capable climbers.

The Annex 118, or Seth, was built to freeride legend Seth Morrison’s exacting specifications. Often in search of powder in the mountains above Chamonix or shredding steep spines in Alaska, Seth demands a stable ski that performs best in softer snow conditions. The new Seth features a progressively stiff flex with the most tip and tail taper of all Annex models for stability at high speeds and on variable snow. With its 50 percent rocker, 50 percent camber Baseline profile, reliable float and predictable turns in deep snow are guaranteed.

Annex 118
Dimensions: 145/118/135
Rocker Profile: Powder Rocker
Sizes: 177, 184, 191
Radius: 23m @ 184

With similar stability, but less width than the Annex 118, is the Annex 108. Ideal for skiers looking to spend time in the powder, but return to the groomers for the occasional lap, this directional machine allows skiers to not just descend confidently, but flash any run while maintaining control. Featuring a long and low All-Terrain Rocker, a metal construction and a slight tail Rocker, the 108 is maneuverable in tight trees and chutes for unmatched performance

Annex 108
Dimensions: 139/108/127
Rocker Profile: All-Terrain
Sizes: 170, 177, 184, 191
Radius: 22m @ 184

After taking home multiple awards for versatility and receiving great reviews from everyday skiers, the Annex 98 returns for 2014/15. At home within ski area boundaries or adjacent sidecountry, the Annex 98 offers all-mountain versatility with a firmer snow focus. At 98mm underfoot it holds a solid edge on hard pack and windbuff, but is wide enough to blast through crud and new snow. Featuring a long and low All Terrain Rocker, the ski boasts 30 percent tip rocker for soft snow performance combined with 70 percent camber for power and edge-hold.

Annex 98
Dimensions: 131/98/119
Rocker Profile: All-Terrain
Sizes: 170, 177, 184, 191
Radius: 22m @ 184

About K2 Skis
Seeking fun through innovation since 1962, K2’s all-mountain philosophy and technological advancements continue to lead the ski industry. Whether in the park and pipe, on resort groomers or deep in the backcountry, K2 is all about having fun while skiing the entire mountain. The brand’s progressive ingenuity and comprehensive approach to maximizing skiers’ experiences and performance in any condition is evident throughout its collection of award-winning products that not only include skis, but also ski boots, helmets, goggles and backcountry safety tools. For more information on K2’s latest ski products, dealers and team activities, visit

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