2015 K2 Annex 98 ski review. OnTheSnow tested this ski as part of its All-Mountain Front Category.
“Great float for a narrower ski,” says Crawford of the K2 Annex 98, which received highest tester scores for float. “It ripped through soft stuff and crud and stayed up on top of it. I’d say it’s more of a big-mountain, frontside ski.” Annex 98 has a metal construction with Titanal and fiberglass above and below the aspen, paulownia and maple blend wood core. K2’s Hybritech technology combines traditional sidewalls underfoot with a lightweight cap construction in the tip and tail. The rockered tip has a tapered design for flotation and reduction of tip chatter, and K2's Powder tip is also skin-compatible. The Annex 98 scored average marks for carving. Smid says: “While not having a racer feel, it’s comfortable underfoot. After a few turns, it felt like I had been skiing on these all season.”