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Deja vu all over again: an all-terrain ski with a familiar face but brand-new attitude.

When the stars align for your long-awaited ski-cation to the Alps and the peaks just are emerging from a month-long snow storm, you might want to try to bring the K2 Annex 108 Ski  as your carry-on so you can hit the ground skiing. (Having the Annex 108 lost in bowels of Newark ... let's not think about it.) Born from the SideStash, the Annex 108 is touring ski who loves the backcountry, untouched bowls, and narrow chutes of hedonistic pleasure.

K2 knew it had a good thing going with the SideStash, but everything must join the 21st century at some point. Enter the Annex 108. K2 took the essentials of the Sidestash, like the wood core, metal laminate, and Hybritech sidewall, and tweaked the rocker profile. Now, on the Annex 108, you have more control while touring without missing an ounce of edge grip as you churn through chunder or carve a sweet line down fresh corduroy. The all-terrain rocker still has positive camber underfoot, but the tip has a longer and lower rise and the ski has a kicktail for easier handling over all terrain.

The wood blend core is sandwiched between metal laminate consisting of Titanal and fiberglass. This damps vibrations, reduces chatter, and gives you precision when turning. HybriTech Sidewall construction is a unique amalgam of sidewall and cap construction, resulting in a lightweight, turnable ski with power and accuracy for variable conditions.

While creating roller-coaster style GS forces down groomers is fun, the Annex is 108mm underfoot for pure powder satisfaction. K2 tailored the tip to deflect snow as you bunny-hop your way down an immaculate palate of snow. If you need one ski that does just about everything from on-piste edged turns to shooting down tight shoots to hiking up and skiing down pristine powder, you'll be happy to have the Annex 108 below you.

  • All-terrain rocker, 30% rocker, 70% camber
  • Powder tip, kicktail
  • Hybritech Sidewall construction
  • Aspen and paulownia and maple wood core
  • 108mm underfoot
  • Tip grommets/skin clips

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I can't find the weight for this ski...

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I can't find the weight for this ski anywhere. Can you help? Thanks.

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Does it all!!!!

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

As an advanced skier, who loves to ski the entire mountain, I just have to say, I absolutely LOVE these skis! They are VERY light-weight, and really shine off trail in the deep powder, and perform well shredding down the groomers & moguls too! I can still do tight quick turns down the steep groomers or relax and do long carves & they hold up at high speeds. When I go over the ridge into the steeps and deep powder, these skis just float and are responsive!! They are forgiving & hold an edge, when you hit crud. I skied 2 different skis in one day, to really compare these skis as I demoed them in Utah, and there was no comparison! The one word I kept using to describe these is "safe." I felt like I could enjoy the scenery & shred, but not have to work as hard. These skis do it all!!! LOVE!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

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Tip tapper

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The tapper is new for this ski. Taper helps with tip float and steering in powder. On hard pack its a bit of a different feeling initially. The metal helps with dampness. Tip and tail holes for pre cut skins or to built a rescue sled with K2 shovel shaft and wing nut bolts included in shovel shaft. Straight tail and geared towards back country. Has tip rocker which doesn't take away from hard pack performance.

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I am undecided between those Annex 108 and...

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I am undecided between those Annex 108 and the BackDrop ! What is the big difference ?! I red over some reviews where they say the Annex lack of flotation at some points. I already have the Pettitors with regular bindings for big powder days and like all arounders. Willing to buy one of these (Annex or Backdrop) to put my Marker Barons on as a more a (get to a couloir or approach skis 2 around 2 hour hikes) in the Alps, but would like to re-use them in Western Conditions also (huge powder days) . My choice tends more towards the BackDrops for the flotation, but just scared if they are not fragile (no metal, caps, carbon ) and less charger ?! BackDrops seem also to have way more reputation than the Annex (although they are new models)...

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k2 annex 108 or blizzard cochise?

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k2 annex 108 or blizzard cochise?

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That depends on what type of skiing you will be doing. If you are looking for an alpine touring ski, the Annex would be the better option. Chat in to one of our Gearheads and we will get more info to best recommend the ski for you.