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Over a decade ago Eric “Hoji” Hjorleifson clicked into the Renegade for the first time, launching his iconic ski career by pioneering human powered big mountain ascents and iconic high-speed descents. Eric always puts an emphasis on finding the perfect balance of weight and performance to enable him to get further into the mountains and ski bigger lines with less effort than ever before. The Renegade is light and nimble on your feet, yet extremely solid and stable when skiing big mountain lines, huge pillows, and bottomless powder. You can trust it for charging hard with no speed limit and stomping huge cliffs! The Renegade’s unique Reflect Tech™ rocker profile empowers you to feather and pivot your way through technical terrain and ditch speed or slash deep turns at any moment like no other pow ski. The Renegade makes shredding powder easy! Click in and charge your way though the biggest, gnarliest and deepest terrain in the mountains, just like Hoji.
Art for this years Renegade by Logan Schmitt
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These skis completely changed my mindset for skiing and gave me a confidence boost that I can ski anything. Lots of fun, track awesome, pop incredibly and float so well in fresh snow that you cannot feel the bottom. Oh, and the'yre quick!
This ski redefined powder ski for me. The shape and length was a paradigm shift for me. Super smooth turn initiation that's super predictable at high speeds. This is a hard charging powder/crud weapon that makes you look at the mountains in a different way.
Ski Construction and Technology
Eliminating deflection, delamination and fractures in the ski tip. These three issues have long plagued the durability of freeride skis due to the abrupt change in snow conditions and tip slap on impact from catching air. The bordering material in a ski tip that joins the core end is most commonly comprised of hard, non-elastic polymers. We began experimentation in our White Room using different grades of Neoprene to withstand the shearing impacts and provide absorption for change in conditions. The result is a dampened feel that calms the ski feel and increases the durability.
We started with clear Aspen and Maple stringers running the length of the ski at min/max tolerance of the binding screw hole pattern. To reduce weight, we eliminated the Maple stringers, making the core 100% clear Aspen and then milling a 4mm x 60cm pocket where the min/max of the binding mount will occur and use clear Maple inserts to support the binding retention without adding all the weight. We rely on carbon stringers to support the tip/tail end of the core where the Maple is no longer present.
A non-elastic alternative to traditional fiberglass. The carbon runs the length of the ski like a stringer, acting as a springboard of flex, superior to what traditional fiberglass is capable of. Carbon Fiber adds an incredible amount of strength with very little added weight.
A complex insert which adjoins the core end and runs out to the tail edge perimeter. Full wrap metal edge skis often stood on their tail end have a tendency to delaminate, due the weak joint bearing the skis weight between metal, rubber and fiberglass. A tail block eliminates the sensitive joint between laminates and edge and allows for non-invasive customization for skin tail clips if so desired.
Semi Cap ABS Sidewall>
Similar to how you construct a sandwich, layers of premium raw material pile high into a 3D cavity that secures the shape outline with an ABS sidewall over edge. The semi cap design provides longevity and durability of the top sheet edge by stepping down from the square edge of the sidewall leaving a smooth 360 degree round-contoured edge perimeter. The exposed sidewall protects the core from moisture while also dampening vibrations.
Our premium ski base, also known in the industry as a “race base” because it integrates carbon to further strengthen its gliding properties. At 1.3mm this fast, freely gliding and tough carbon base is much more durable than other base material and matches perfectly with our 2mm edge material. The sintering process occurs prior to extrusion, where the the carbon and plastic enter into an extruder in pellet form, therefore individually contributing its own dense properties to the final product.
|LENGTH||184 cm||191 cm|
|DIMENSIONS||137-122-130 mm||138-122-131 mm|
|TURN RADIUS||30 m||30 m|
|EFFECTIVE EDGE||1260 mm||1310 mm|
|MOUNT POINT FROM TAIL||860 mm||895 mm|
|TIP HEIGHT||90 mm||96mm|
|TAIL HEIGHT||35 mm||38mm|
|ROCKER||Reflect Tech™||Reflect Tech™|
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2019 Backcountry Magazine Gear Guide Select Award