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

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Ski

K2

Annex 98 Skis 2014

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.

Product Details

Rocker Type

All-Terrain RockerDesigned 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 TipDesigned 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 TaperA 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 TailDirectional 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 LaminateBuilt 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 SidewallHybritech 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 ClipThe 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 More 
  • Skis: No Bindings
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber More 
  • Turning Radius: Long More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Tail Type: Partial Twin Tip More 
  • Ski Awards: Ski Magazine Gold Medal Gear, Skiing Magazine Official Selection, Backcountry Magazine Editors' Choice
  • Warranty: 1 Year
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
Binding

Salomon

Guardian 16 Large Alpine Touring Bindings 2014

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.

Product Details

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 More 
  • DIN / Release Value Low: 7
  • DIN / Release Value High: 16
  • Ski Awards: Powder Magazine Skier's Choice, Freeskier Editor's Pick, Backcountry Magazine Editors' Choice
  • Warranty: 5 Years
  • Rider Weight: >130 lbs (>60 kg)