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Hagan Ascent Ski

Brand: Hagan
Model: Ascent
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Availability: Discontinued
Price: $698.95
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Based on the world-cup winning X-Race ski, the Hagan Ascent ski sets a new standard in the category of budget skimo racing skis. Using Diamond Edge Cap construction, the Ascent is manufactured to be an ultralight yet durable tool for racing, speed touring, or resort uphilling. Sharing the same profile and shape as the X-Race, the Ascent features a rockered tip and a wider shovel so you can get aggressive on the down. The ski comes in two sizes, with 163cm being just above the ISMF minimum length for men's races, and 152cm beating the minimum length for women's races by 2cm.

  • Poplar wood core makes this a stiffer and damper version of the X-Race, which uses ultralight Paulownia wood.
  • Diamond Edge Cap construction offers a combination of light weight and durability.
  • 22.6mm turn radius keeps your edges in full contact with hardpacked snow.
  • Meets all International Ski Mountaineering Federation specifications so you know you're race legal at the gear check.
  • Optional 100% mohair race skins available.
Specifications
Lengths (cm) 152, 163
Weight
-> ounces
760g [152]
860g [163]
Weight (pair) 1520g [152]
1720g [163]
Dimensions 97-65-80
Turn Radius 22.0-24.5m [152]
25.0-27.5m [163]
Skin Fix Tip notch
Specs Verified 163 only
Design
Profile Rockered tip, camber underfoot
Shape Low sidecut race
Construction Diamond Edge Cap
Core Paulownia wood
Skimo Co Says
Usage Racing, training, resort uphilling
Notes Slight rocker lets you ski more aggressively
Bottom Line Affordable world-cup quality race ski
2/27/2015
by Jake D (used product regularly)
 
I bought these specifically because I weigh a bit more than the typical racer and I'm not a great skier, hoping the burlier construction and rocker would help me out on the downhill. I was not disappointed!

I've skied them on groomers, wet and heavy new snow, chopped up mank, absurd wind formations, breakable crust, and corn. Pretty much everything except powder, since we haven't seen much of that this year. I expected to get tossed around more in the garbage conditions with jello legs and a backpack, but the ride was surprisingly tolerable.

My previous "light" ski was an older 176 BD Stigma and as far as I can tell, the Hagan Ascent skis as well or better. It is incredibly stiff and solid for how small and light it is. I've hit a handful of rocks and neither the bases nor edges have so much as a scratch.

I believe pretty firmly that the only limitation of this ski is the lack of surface area, as is to be expected. Great durable ski for someone who wants to explore racing and light touring.

Used with Plum 165, F1 Evo, and Aliens.
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