Weighing three pounds each, Hagan's Boost 97 Ski quickens your pace on the uphill so you can get to the fun part of alpine touring sooner. Speaking of the downhill, the Boost is surprisingly stiff for such a lightweight, and it's one of Hagan's more versatile options for riding powder, crust, and everything between. A 97mm waist keeps the Boost nimble and agile over trickier, icier terrain, and the heavily rockered tip works with the rockered tail to help keep you afloat in softer snow face shot after face shot.Hagan made this ultralight, one-ski quiver with a poppy paulownia wood core with multiple layers of carbon to amp up the stiffness without weighing you down. The majority of the carbon is in the tip to drastically reduce chatter at high speeds. The Boost gets its versatility from Hagan's unique multi-radius sidecut that helps you keep tight turns through trees or wide turns down open aprons.
- Lightweight backcountry ski is a one-ski quiver for alpine touring
- Versatile 97mm is nimble and agile in firm snow
- Rocker tip and tail ease flotation in soft snow
- Poppy wood core with two carbon layers for a stiffer flex
- Carbon-capped tip with climbing skin attachment
Recommended Sizing Guide
Your ski size is largely determined by both your skiing ability and your preferred style of skiing. For example, an expert skier in Vermont will ski a far different ski than an expert in British Columbia. So take a look at our chart and explanations and find your perfect fit. Your weight also plays a large factor in finding the right ski. If you are either under or over average weight for your height consider downsizing or upsizing, respectively.
|Big-Mountain Freeride||Backcountry Jib||All-Mountain||Park & Pipe||All-Mountain Carve|
|Pro||180 - 200cm||180 - 190cm||180 - 190cm||175 - 185cm||175 - 185cm|
|Expert||170 - 180cm||175 - 185cm||170 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||170 - 185cm|
|Intermediate||160 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||160 - 180cm||160 - 175cm|
|Entry Level||N/A||N/A||150 - 170cm||150 - 170cm||150 - 170cm|
SKILL LEVEL EXPLANATIONS
Pro: Excels on any terrain, on any snow condition. Enjoys high speeds.
Expert: Comfortable on any terrain and most snow conditions.
Intermediate: Comfortable on Blue trails, exploring Black trails.
Entry Level: Learning to ski Green and Blue trails.
SKIING STYLE EXPLANATIONS
Big-Mountain Freeride: High speeds, deep powder, steep lines, straightlining, chutes, cliffs.
Backcountry Jib: Backcountry kickers, hucking, twintips, deep powder.
All-Mountain: From bumps to back bowls, groomers to glades; everything and anywhere on the mountain.
Park & Pipe: De-tuned edges and buttery twin tips, occasionally pole-impaired.
All-Mountain Carve: Stiff. High-speed corduroy cutter. For those blind to SLOW signs.