Hagan has a storied and well-deserved reputation for exceptionally high performance ski mountaineering race skis that are an outstanding value. That happens when you have been making skis for 94 years.
As always, Hagan Skis set the standard not just in performance, but for value. The Ultra 65 outperforms and outlasts skis costing much, much more. Hagan believes performance is measured on the mountain, not on the price tag. The value proposition is inescapable.
Ten years ago no other ski matched the Hagan Race's low weight and low price. Seven years ago we gave the new "X-Race" a broader tip and tail to improve downhill performance. It remained unmatched for its combination of price, performance and weight. Five years ago we lowered the X-Race's weight by 11%. No other ski could even remotely be considered a rival for the new weight, price, durability and performance. Three years ago we introduced a new X-Race with a wider, diamond edge elliptical shovel for optimal lift and flotation, rocker for unsurpassed performance across the range of conditions from fresh, deep powder to wind-blown and sun-baked crust, and increased length and width for improved high speed stability. All these advancements increased surface area and improved flotation for significantly improved downhill performance — leading to new performance peaks. The X-Race became the most popular race ski in America. Rivals? Yeah, they were gasping! Did we rest on our laurels? Hardly.
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? We improved downhill performance and durability by adding micro ABS sidewalls and tweaking the rocker, length and sidecut for better edge hold. Of course, that had to make it heavier, right? How much heavier? Zero grams. We think that is a trade-off you can live with. Oh, and the price is lower!! Hagan has raised the value proposition yet again!
The Hagan race team is an integral part of our product testing and development. Subjecting our test products to their tough use shows us how to reduce every last unnecessary gram while not losing focus on durability, safety and performance.
Over the last several years we pushed the weight of our race ski to its lowest practical limit. To offer our athletes the best all situations performance and durability, we don’t participate in the low weight at all costs madness — sacrificing reliability, durability and downhill performance.
The race team and our development team are confident of this — Hagan has raised the bar again.
The 2019 Ultra 65 is the result of years of tireless development work. The new shape and the ABS sidewalls provide sensational power transmission and control — at the same just over 700g weight. The rocker is shortened to 200mm and the sidecut slightly tweaked so the Ultra 65 tracks true and enables higher speed. We streamlined the tip and added molded Y-shaped tip notch guides for easier, faster, more secure skin attachment. So subtle it isn't apparent in the graphic, a slightly opaque swoosh discretely reveals the wood core. The Ultra 65's wood core and carbon stringers are visible through the HAGAN graphics on the ski body.
The redesigned Ultra 65 retains the stable, reliable performance for which the previous X-Race was renown — and improves on it! The Diamond Edge Cap reinforced by the micro ABS sidewalls deliver durability and exceptional ascent and descent characteristics required for success in modern ski tour racing. The Ultra 65 is lightning fast on the ups, superb on the downs, and durable. The Ultra 65 is at home on the most demanding courses—super fast direction changes and high speed shots are its domain. It rides smoothly and confidently at high speeds and reacts quickly to edge pressure at all speeds. The new Hagan Ultra 65 — Faster and more confidently towards the finish line!
The Ultra 65's downhill performance is simply incredible for a ski weighing 700 grams. For those who think “I couldn’t possibly ski a ski that narrow and light.” We say “Oh yes, with the Ultra 65, you can!” And yet while it is amongst the lightest race skis in the world, it is also one of the most durable skis in the genre. Some race skis boast incredibly low weights (and incredibly high prices). And yet you rarely see them except on the feet of sponsored racers — and then usually just on uphill only races. There is a reason for that. Hagan skis are not “race day only” skis.
The 2019 Ultra 65 is completely reinvented. The Ultra 65 climbs just as sprightly as ever, and the downhill performance is even better! We added (versus the previous pure cap construction with no sidewalls) micro-height ABS sidewalls in the mid-ski area for improved strength, durability and edge hold.
The Hagan Ultra 65 competition ski is one of only two race skis on the market with ABS sidewalls and the only race ski with mid-foot micro-height sidewalls. The Ultra 65 is the lightest ABS sidewall equipped ski because of its highly optimized micro-height and shortened critical zone sidewalls.
Why ABS sidewalls? Two reasons: 1. Improved durability. 2. Better downhill performance, particularly on hard snow.
The Ultra 65 is the only ski mountaineering race ski available in a 151cm length, which is perfect for smaller and lighter skiers. The 151cm length is lighter (640 grams!) and more maneuverable than longer skis while providing plenty of float and control.
||151cm: 95-65-78, 161cm: 97-65-80
- 640 grams in the 151 cm length
710 grams in the 161 cm length
||151 and 161 cm
||200 mm Tip Rocker
||Ultra light Paulownia
||151cm: 20-21-22 meters, 161cm: 22-23-24 meters Built for Speed multi radius
||Diamond Edge Cap with micro-height mid-ski ABS sidewalls
||High molecular sintered PE-base with stone grind
||Ski mountaineering racers, Ultra light ski tourers, Recreational Fitness Tourers
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