Carbon at the core.
Don't be fooled by the Hagan Core 88 Ski's skinny waist and ridiculously light weight; this isn't some noodly plank that only helps on the uphill. Two layers of carbon keep this ultralight ski surprisingly stiff for the downhill, and Hagan designed the sidecut to ride well in most high-altitude, backcountry conditions. An 88mm waist undeniably excels in firmer snow, but the exaggerated shovel in the rockered helps you keep your tip up when you're blasting through zipper crust or enjoying deep spring corn.
The Core's core also features a poppy paulownia core with a balance between lightness and playfulness. The majority of the Core's carbon is in the tip to reduce vibrations when you're cruising at higher speeds. The Core's gets a boost in versatility from Hagan's unique multi-radius sidecut that helps you keep tight turns through trees or wide turns down open aprons.
- Ultralight, nimble backcountry ski boasts surprising versatility
- Skinny 88mm waist keeps each ski under three pounds
- Rockered, shoveled tip excels 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.