Chimera Flow

Hagan Chimera Flow

Brand
Hagan
Model
Chimera Flow
Category
Touring
Weight
1170 gr
Waist
86.3 mm
Tested length
173 cm
Year
2014

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

4
4
4
3
4
Fri Flyt overall rating of Hagan Chimera Flow:

7 / 10

Hard snow:
5 / 10
Soft snow:
6 / 10
Weight:
9 / 10
Technical info:
Hagan is an Austrian ski touring specialist. During the last few years, modern construction techniques, such as rocker and taper, have become an integral part of their production, together with low weight. Chimera has got one of the lightest constructions in the test, with a lot of flex and short sidecut radius. There is a huge width difference between the front and back ski (3 cm). The waist has a very short turning radius (13.5 meters).

On snow:
We suspected that 173 cm would be rather short, but we found the Chimera Flow so exciting that we included it anyway. Despite the short length, this is a light and playful ski, where the tip contributes with flotation. But it doesn´t function that well at high speed. Here it starts to get very unstable. A lot of flex on the super light Chimera Flow makes it best suited for lightweight skiers. We would have liked to see a longer version.


Chimera Flow

Technical data:

Measured length
173 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 44434
Brand
Hagan
Model
Chimera Flow
Produced
Austria
Available lengths
165, 181, 190
Contact length
134 cm
Rocker tail
12 cm
Rocker nose
27 cm
Side cut
118 cm
Taper tail
25 cm
Taper tip
30 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
12.5 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
11 cm
Max tail width
99.2 mm
Min waist width
86.3 mm
Max nose width
129.4 mm
Side cut radius
19.1 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
30.2 mm
Surface area (one ski)
1685 cm2
Weight
1170 gr
Relative weight
0.7 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
19 mm
Hight nose tip
63 mm
Angle tail tip
25°
Angle nose tip
35°
Height of camber
7 mm

This sequence of numbers indicates stiffness. Each number corresponds to a part of the ski, from tail to tip. 5 equals the average
for this part and length of the ski. Lower values indicate softer skis, higher values stiffer.