The all new Y-Ride replaces the initial and ground-breaking Y-Series model, the Y-Flow. We retained the innovative Y-shape while revising the dimensions to optimize performance. The shovel is slightly narrowed to 128mm and the tail increased to 108mm. The new sidecut increases effective edge length, improving tracking and dampening chatter. Another modification from the Y-Flow is the addition of micro-height ABS sidewalls. This brings both an increase in edge hold and overall performance as well as durability. Carbon layers and a paulownia core keep the surface to weight ratio exceptionally low at just 1200 grams in the 176cm length. All these optimizations give the Y-Ride an even wider range of uses. Available in 4 lengths from 160 to 184cm, the Y-Ride aims to be backcountry skiers go to ski. The Y-Ride is a fantastic all-around ski, confirmed by all our mountain guide and athlete developers. Now you can enjoy the Ride.
You can't ski it if you can't get to it. Hagan used its expertise manufacturing super-light race skis to create an all-mountain ski with unmatched surface area to weight ratio, allowing skiers to get to higher and deeper lines with energy to spare.
|Weight||1200 grams for the 176cm length|
|Lengths||160, 168, 176 and 184 grams|
|Construction||Diamond-shaped sidewall, Elliptical shovel, Carbon tip stabilizer|
|Materials||Carbon top layer, Paulownia light wood core, Carbon bottom layer|
|Target Group||Tour All Mountain|
I highly recommend pairing your Y-Ride skis with Hagan custom-tailored 100% mohair Silver Tiger glue or vacuum climbing skins!
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Tips for getting the best performance from Hagan hybrid climbing skins:
Tip 3. If it is quite cold and you have snow crystals on the skins, wipe them across your thigh a time or two to brush off the snow/ice. Because they aren't traditional glue, that quite effectively removes the snow (without sticking to your pants.)
With these tips, you will really enjoy the handling advantages and not needing to store them with plastic foils - ever!
Skintrack recently posted a brief review of the Hagan Ultra 82.
And... "good impressions 🙂"
"It shines in variable conditions, hard pack, crust and wind affected snowpack - basically, any time when conditions get less than ideal."
Very interesting, if somewhat obvious, research showing the disadvantage of overly wide skis.
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