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The Madshus Annum blends a nordic heritage with a wider, turn-oriented platform to create a completely unique, light backcountry touring ski. Its deeper progressive sidecut and carbon reinforcement initiate smooth turns and hold a strong edge, while the 78mm waist and wide tip handle soft snow with ease. The Annum lets you kick, glide and climb confidently with the Omnitrak NoWax base, whether youre touring for turns or just out exploring winters wonder.
Annum is Latin for year, but years after the loss of the Karhu Guide a better name for the Madshus Annum should be Phoenix. From the ashes of the late, great Karhu ski company, parent company K2 saved all the molds and shipped them to sister company Madshus. This means that one of the most loved backcountry up, down, bash through the steeps, twist through the trees, floaty, turny, no-skins-necessary skis ever made, is still available. Except that Madshus will have a higher quality base finish. Full metal edges MGV Omni positive grip pattern base balances grip and glide; pattern shape limits lateral instability Carbon fiber reinforced wood core Single camber flex to optimize turning Note: most users find that when in-between sizes, best results are to size down.
Making its home on the more downhill-oriented end of Madshus' backcountry line, the Annum Ski blends Nordic heritage with a burly construction to create a ski that's half tourer, half lightweight telemark ski, and fully comfortable in any conditions you'll encounter in the backcountry. Made with a highly-durable Multicore wood core that's light and lively, the Annum has full-length metal edges that will give you plenty of control on the way up as well as the ability to make confident turns on the way down, whether you're full-on knee-dropping or surfing some mild upright turns. Unlike traditional tele and Nordic skis, you won't have to mess with skins or kick waxes, since the Annum has an Omnitrak waxless base, which features sharp, tightly-set scales under foot for maximum grip and rounder, more well-spaced scales in transition zones to improve uphill and downhill glide. If you plan on trying to go with an extra-light setup, the Annum accepts lightweight NNN BC bindings, or mounts up with traditional telemark, 3-pin, or even tech bindings you're more interested in control and downhill performance.
Tour & turn with equal skill on Madshus cross country downhill Annum ski. The Omnitrak NoWax base lets you kick through rolling terrain, while the downhill-inspired progressive sidecut initiates silky-smooth turns. Carbon reinforcements keep your edges gripping in new & old snow.
- Mountain Gear