Ride 83

Hagan Ride 83

Brand
Hagan
Model
Ride 83
Category
Touring
Weight
1300 gr
Waist
81 mm
Tested length
176 cm
Year
2018

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

6
5
4
3
3
Fri Flyt overall rating of Hagan Ride 83:

8 / 10

Hard snow:
8 / 10
Soft snow:
8 / 10
Up:
7 / 10
Technical info:
Hagan´s affordable Ride 83 is new this year. This is the widest model in the Ride series, which consists of quite small and light skis designed for the ascent. The new model features a stiff tail, and the flex becomes softer towards the front. The sidecut radius is short and varies, with most sidecut in the back ski. Ride 83 comes with rocker in front, not much taper, and quite a lot of camber throughout. The mounting point is towards the back of the ski, and the weight is average in this company.

On snow:
Hagan´s new model is versatile and this is the ski with the best allround qualities in the test. A lot of sidecut and a stiff flex works well with a mounting point towards the back of the ski. This gives good edge grip in spite of the light weight. Like most small and lightweight models it is a little too weak and unstable for skiing fast on harder surfaces. However, the stability at speed is surprisingly good and it performs well in both short and big turns. Hagan Rode 83 is the ski for those who want a small and light ski where you can also step on the accelerator.


Ride 83

Technical data:

Measured length
176 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 65433
Brand
Hagan
Model
Ride 83
Produced
Ukraina
Available lengths
156, 163, 170, 184
Contact length
133 cm
Rocker tail
8 cm
Rocker nose
35 cm
Side cut
142 cm
Taper tail
17 cm
Taper tip
17 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
13 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
13 cm
Max tail width
104 mm
Min waist width
81 mm
Max nose width
120 mm
Side cut radius
20 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
15 mm
Surface area (one ski)
1629 cm2
Weight
1300 gr
Relative weight
0.8 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
19 mm
Hight nose tip
66 mm
Angle tail tip
33°
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.