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K2 Annex 98 Skis + Salomon Guardian 16 Large Alpine Touring Bindings 2014

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The all-new K2 Annex 98 Skis 2014 are designed for hard-charging crossover skiers looking to split their time between inbounds laps and backcountry adventure. The All-Terrain Rocker is designed for all ability levels and adds versatility and ease of turn initiation in all snow conditions. Conventional camber underfoot helps the Annex 98 retain sharpness and precision on harder snow as well. Skin grommets and a notch for tail straps lets you use K2 climbing skins at a moment's notice.
Rocker Type
All-Terrain Rocker - Designed for all ability levels, All-Terrain Rocker adds versatility and ease in all snow conditions. This profile features an elevated tip for variable and soft snow performance, as well as camber underfoot for power, energy, and edgehold in firmer conditions.
 
Shape
Powder Tip - Designed to be more predictable in soft snow conditions, these tips are designed to strike the perfect balance of maximizing float while reducing tip deflection. These tips are designed with a gentle arc and transition into the sidecut of the ski.
 
Directional Taper - A moderately wider tip than tail maximizes the ski’s performance in the forward direction. This means the ski makes a slightly different arc when skiing switch
 
Tapered Tip and Tail - Directional Freeride skis are designed with not just a tapered tip, but also a slight amount of taper in the tail. A tapered tip shifts the widest part of the contact further back to reduce tip weight and deflection in soft and variable snow conditions. The tapered tail allows more control as you exit the turn to either accelerate out or scrub speed as the conditions dictate.
 
Core
Aspen / Paulownia / Maple
 
Laminates
Metal Laminate - Built from the base up, a metal laminate construction consists of alternating layers of fiberglass and titanal above and below the core. Metal laminates provide unshakable, damp and accurate performance, ideal for expert and advanced level skiers.
 
Sidewalls
Hybritech Sidewall - Hybritech is a unique blend of sidewall and cap constructions. This combines the accuracy, power, and performance of sidewall underfoot with the lightweight characteristics and smooth turn initiation of cap construction.
 
Additional Features
K2 Tip Grommets/Skin Clip - The new freeride tip grommet is a low profile, clean and simple design that no longer requires a plug. The durable rubber coating disguises a slit designed to accommodate the Z clip for skin attachments, or to build a rescue sled.
 
Z-Clip skin compatible
Binding Compatibility
Bindings not included
We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.

Specs

  • Terrain: All-Mountain
    All-Mountain
    All-mountain skis are designed to handle anything you throw at them including powder, ice, groomers, steeps, heavy snow, and everything in between, but they aren’t necessarily a master of any one terrain. If you’re only going to own one ski to do it all, this is what you want. All-mountain skis generally have what we call mid-fat waists that range from 80-110 mm.
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert
    Advanced-Expert
    Whether you charge the steepest lines, hit the biggest jumps in the park or carve with race-like precision, advanced to expert level skis, snowboards, boots and bindings are for the more aggressive rider. In skis and snowboards, you'll often find layers of metal, carbon or other stringers for rigidity and power, while advanced to expert level boots and bindings are usually on the stiffer side of the spectrum for rebound and precision steering.
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber
    Rocker/Camber
    Rocker/Camber skis pair a traditional cambered profile underfoot with an elongated, early rise tip borrowed from fully rockered skis. This profile places the front contact point further back from the tip, while the rear contact point remains close to the tail. The rockered tip allows for better flotation and less edge catch for increased float in deep snow, while the cambered rear stores and transmits energy similarly to a fully cambered ski.
  • Turning Radius: Long
    Long
    > 22 m radius is best for powder and big-mountain.
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Tail Type: Partial Twin Tip
    Partial Twin Tip
    Partial twin tip skis have a tail that is turned up, but not as much as the tip. This gives you the ability to ski backwards and back out of tight spaces, but these skis are mainly designed to ski forward.
  • Ski Awards: Backcountry Magazine Editors' Choice, Ski Magazine Gold Medal Gear, Skiing Magazine Official Selection
  • Warranty: 1 Year
    1 Year
    Please note that only items sold as new, blem or with damaged packaging are eligibile for the listed warranty.
Size (cm) 170 177 184 191
Tip Width (mm) 131 131 131 131
Waist Width (mm) 98 98 98 98
Tail Width (mm) 119 119 119 119
Turning Radius (m) 21
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Nothing beats earning your own fresh tracks, and with the Salomon Guardian 16 Large Alpine Touring Ski Bindings, those tracks will feel better than ever. Climb easier and longer with 90 degrees of pivot room with the Flat Nose, and rip like you do on your regular bindings with the strength, elasticity and rigidity of this super burly 16 DIN binding. The Hike & Ride Switch lets you effortlessly go from Hike to Ride without ever getting out of the binding, speeding transitions and making rolling terrain that much more convenient.
Toe
Flat Nose has 90 degrees of pivot for optimal climbing capabilities.
Adjustable height toe-piece
Automatic Wing adjustment
Metal on Metal Toe Pin increases durability and product longevity.
XL Stomp pedal (65 mm) absorbs shock under the toe.
Heel
Double Freeflex for increased downhill performance
Steel heel housing and screw reinforcement for increased durability.
The heel locking mechanism is metal to minimize wear and provides a secure feel.
Recommended Use
The Salomon Guardian 16 Alpine Touring Bindings are for advanced skiers in search of the best fresh runs in and out of bounds.
Additional Features
Hike & Ride Switch lets you switch effortlessly from Hike to a securely locked Ride mode without ever getting out of the binding.
 
Low Profile Chassis (26 mm) height
 
Oversized Platform (80 mm) has an ultra-wide base for maximum power transmission and precise turns even at high speeds.
 
Simplified Base Plate reduces snowpack during climbing mode.
Strengthened rigidity improves edge-to-edge power transmission.
High Lateral Transmission
Ski Compatibility
The Large fits boot sole lengths 305-360 mm.
We recommend a brake width that is equal to the ski waist width and at most 15 mm wider.

Specs

  • Type: Frame
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert
    Advanced-Expert
    Whether you charge the steepest lines, hit the biggest jumps in the park or carve with race-like precision, advanced to expert level skis, snowboards, boots and bindings are for the more aggressive rider. In skis and snowboards, you'll often find layers of metal, carbon or other stringers for rigidity and power, while advanced to expert level boots and bindings are usually on the stiffer side of the spectrum for rebound and precision steering.
  • DIN / Release Value Low: 7
  • DIN / Release Value High: 16
  • Ski Awards: Freeskier Editor's Pick, Powder Magazine Skier's Choice, Backcountry Magazine Editors' Choice
  • Warranty: 5 Years
    5 Years
    Please note that only items sold as new, blem or with damaged packaging are eligibile for the listed warranty.
  • Rider Weight: >130 lbs (>60 kg)
Size & Buying Guides- We're here to help! Still not sure about the fit and sizing for this product?
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Salomon products can only be shipped within the U.S.