The Ultra 65 is a proven 100% race ski with super edge grip for consistent carving. HAGAN's proprietary micro-ABS sidewalls mean superior durability, dampening and vibration filtering for superior downhill performance. No other race ski has it. Even at the highest speed and ultimate edge angles this incredibly light ski dices its way securely through the snow. The edge grip is brutally good, the entire ski dynamic and full of spark.
The previous generation X-Race was one of the best race skis available anywhere — and was without a doubt the best value. So how did we make it better?
The 2017 Race is completely reinvented.
Backcountry Magazine praises the Hagan ZR binding for ease of entry and "Zero complaints ... in the turns department," remarkable for its lack of mass. I.e., It is very light!
Here are additional tips for skimo racing transitions to supplement the instructional transitions videos published earlier. Tips include how to store your skins inside the suit, what ski poles straps are good for skimo, how to get ready for each transition by visualizing and more.
Here is a fast and an instructional version of this very quick skimo racing transition. Take your skis off your backpack, step into your bindings and you are gone.
Learn how to do a “boot-pack to skiing” transition in less than 30 seconds.
Instructional video on how to attach your skis to your backpack fast. The transition usually takes between 7-10 seconds but it's plenty of time to make mistakes.
Video provides 2 sets of instructions for 2 different ways of putting skins on your skins, and also shows 2 ways of getting out of your bindings during the “skiing to skinning” transition.
In this video I provide instructions and discuss the differences why taking skins off at the top of last climb can be done significantly faster than taking skins off during the race.
“Skinning to skiing” transition, also known as the “skins off” transition”, is one of the very basic skimo racing skills any athlete should try to master as soon as possible. 25 seconds is too slow, 20 is getting fast.