Annex 118
Test winner

K2 Annex 118

Brand
K2
Model
Annex 118
Category
Freeride
Weight
2380 gr
Waist
117 mm
Tested length
184 cm
Year
2015

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

7
6
6
5
4
Fri Flyt overall rating of K2 Annex 118:

9 / 10

Flotation:
9 / 10
Turning capabilities:
8 / 10
Stability at speed:
8 / 10
Technical info:
The Annex has a medium sidecut at the waist, and a more sudden sidecut radius towards the tips. It has long taper, and even longer rocker. The tail is stiff, while it is softer towards the tip. This is one of the heaviest skis in the test and it is only the skin fasteners that suggest that this is actually a ski touring model.

On snow:
From the moment you step into your bindings, K2´s Annex radiates safety and reliability. This is a proper freeride ski that is just waiting to rip large mountain sides. They lie quiet and solid on the snow, and they are stable at speed and can handle all types of conditions very convincingly. There is little to complain about here, but the minus might be that they require some speed and space. It is not a very playful ski. But no other ski scores as many points as this among the test team. Annex 118 is a ski we can safely recommend as a freeride ski.


Annex 118

Technical data:

Measured length
187 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 76654
Brand
K2
Model
Annex 118
Produced
China
Available lengths
177
Contact length
107 cm
Rocker tail
30 cm
Rocker nose
50 cm
Side cut
124 cm
Taper tail
30 cm
Taper tip
33 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
13 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
13 cm
Max tail width
134 mm
Min waist width
117 mm
Max nose width
144 mm
Side cut radius
22.6 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
10 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2310 cm2
Weight
2370 gr
Relative weight
1.03 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
26 mm
Hight nose tip
74 mm
Angle tail tip
13°
Angle nose tip
29°
Height of camber
3 mm

This sequence of numbers indicates stiffness. Each number corresponds to a part of the ski, from tail to tip. 5 equals the average
for this part and length of the ski. Lower values indicate softer skis, higher values stiffer.