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Raven with TourLock™

Raven with TourLock™

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**Custom pre-cut Pomoca Skins will automatically add to your cart for free with the ski. DO NOT REMOVE SKINS FROM CART!

This Limited Edition Raven features our new ground breaking patent pending TourLock skin system which includes a pair of custom pre-cut Pomoca Free Pro 2.0 skins.Conceived in the backcountry by Eric ‘Hoji’Hjorleifson,this is a first of it’s kind collaboration between 4FRNT x Pomoca x Hoji to create the lightest, most reliable, and easiest to use ski and skin system to date.

Our new TourLock™ system consists of an inconspicuous 12x9mm hole through the tail of the ski that we refer to as the Hoji Hole™, named after Eric. By inserting the self-locking skin strap through this hole, the skin becomes locked to the ski, eliminating frustrating gear failure forever.

After years of testing, Eric found that by placing the hole in the rocker zone20cm’s from the tail, he could reduce his skin length by up to12% to improve uphill efficiency without affecting the skis downhill performance. This reduced skin length weighs in at less than240g per skin and folds up impossibly compact, saving you more weight on your feet and more space in your pack than any other set up on the market.

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Raven with TourLock™ Construction

Ski Construction and Technology

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NeoTip™

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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.

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Aspen-Maple Core

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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.

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Carbon Fiber

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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.

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Tail Block

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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.

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Semi Cap ABS Sidewall

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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.

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Sintered Base

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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.

Desc. No. 4f-4541299261505
Signed By Signature
Date 01-07
Department Construction Features
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Raven with TourLock™ Geometry

LENGTH 170 cm 177 cm 184 cm 190 cm
DIMENSIONS 120-104-111 mm 120-104-112 mm 121-104-112 mm 121-104-113 mm
WEIGHT
1510 gr
1600 gr
1700 gr
1850 gr
TURN RADIUS 29 m 29 m 29 m 29 m
EFFECTIVE EDGE 1150 mm 1220 mm 1290 mm 1350 mm
TAIL TO WAIST 775 mm
805 mm
840 mm
870 mm
MOUNT POINT FROM TAIL 795 mm
825 mm
860 mm
890 mm
TIP HEIGHT 54 mm 54 mm 54 mm 54 mm
TIP ROCKER HEIGHT 14.68 mm 15.32 mm 16.18 mm 16.80 mm
TIP LENGTH
382 mm
382 mm 382 mm 382 mm
TAIL HEIGHT 23 mm 23 mm 23 mm 23 mm
TAIL ROCKER HEIGHT 3.66 mm 4.25 mm 4.86 mm 5.42 mm
TAIL LENGTH 289 mm 289 mm 289 mm 289 mm
NEGATIVE CAMBER RADIUS 30 m 30 m 30 m 30 m
RUNNING SURFACE 1020 mm
1090 mm
1160 mm
1220 mm

 

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08/04/2020
Erme C.
United States United States
Incredibly Versatile

Having skied the Renegades for several seasons, as well as the Hojis, I was eager to ski the Raven and put the new TourLock system to use. I skied this ski a bunch since last January and like all of Hoji's designed skis I loved the Raven, but I was blown away at how versatile it was. It felt like a narrower Renegade, with a super strong platform underfoot, and handled everything from deep powder, steep chutes in firm snow, wide open and tight terrain with ease. I combined it with a super light binding that had a high release value, and it crushed. In addition to the Raven, the new TourLock system is a simple yet great innovation to ski touring. The design eliminated drag and was really efficient for covering long miles. Most importantly, since there aren't any tail clips you don't click and clank them on steep kick turns. The buckle sits perfectly through the hole in the ski and flicks off with ease when transitioning for the down. I personally loved the smaller profile of the skins in my backpack, and not once did I have an issue with the system, be it cold storm skiing with multiple transitions or spring days that saw a myriad of temperatures. It's pretty slick and Pomoca's skins are the best out there, so it's a perfect match. Bottom line: If you want to go light and fast - yet have a ski that charges, pivots, and can handle variable terrain with ease then look no further. Plus the skins are already cut and ready for shredding.

JA
08/04/2020
James A.
United States United States
Tourlock

The raven is a truly refined tool, with the addition of tourlock it could not be better. I was lucky enough to be a part of the testing group for it last season and can happily say I will not be attaching my skins differently again. They are noticeably lighter, more packable and because it’s closer to the boot there is less snow and ice to get packed around so it’s even easier to take off. Also as it was the only thing that changed from my previous season I can safely say the grip is just as much there as it’s always been. Big ups to Hoji, things rip