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Hagan Y-Boost Ski

Brand: Hagan
Model: Chimera "Y" [wai] Boost
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The Y-Flow ski was so popular in Europe that Hagan decided to make it a series and add three more widths. This is despite having to awkwardly write “[wai]” in the product name to ensure native German speakers pronounce it like an English “Y”. The Y-Boost is a wider version of the Flow with a 97mm waist, putting it more in the sweet spot of the North American market where powder is abundant. Hagan stiffened the tail, added a carbon tip stabilizer, and instituted a new color scheme for the series. The geometry remains the same, with a big floaty tip and a narrower tail to keep it nimble. We still rank it as the most versatile design around, now with multiple widths to choose from for a true one-ski quiver.

  • New carbon tip stabilizer smooths the ride by reducing shovel vibration.
  • Diamond shaped ABS sidewall offers great edge hold and impact protection.
  • Elliptical shovel offers float akin to much wider skis, letting you charge in pow.
  • Carbon layers sandwiched around a Paulownia core is key for lightweight stability.
  • Relatively narrow 113mm tail and a 19mm turn radius make the Boost nimble.
  • Optional matching skins are a precut mohair/nylon blend.
Lengths (cm) 170, 178, 186
-> ounces
1360g [170]
1405g [178]
1500g [186]
Weight (pair) 2720g [170]
2810g [178]
3000g [186]
Dimensions 132-97-113
Turn Radius 17m [170]
19m [178]
22m [186]
Skin Fix Tip notch, flat notched tails
Specs Verified 170 & 178 only
Profile 350mm tip rocker, camber underfoot, 150mm tail rise
Shape Big fish tip, skinnier tail
Construction Diamond sidewall w/ carbon layers
Core Paulownia wood
Skimo Co Says
Usage All mountain touring
Notes Carbon tip stabilizer reduces vibration
Bottom Line One ski quiver candidate
by TZed (used product a few times)
I got to ski this at the SIA on snow demo at copper for a few runs. Let me tell you, it skis fantastic! It managed chopped up crud like a boss, was super playful and fun without being squirly at all. And all that while demoing a new pair of boots on which the ski mode didn't work properly.

If you are in the market for a midfat general purpose ski, I wouldn't hesitate to choose these.
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