Wai King

Hagan Wai King

Brand
Hagan
Model
Wai King
Category
Touring
Weight
1220 gr
Waist
107 mm
Tested length
181 cm
Year
2017

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

6
4
4
3
4
Fri Flyt overall rating of Hagan Wai King:

8 / 10

Hard snow:
7 / 10
Soft snow:
8 / 10
Weight:
8 / 10
Technical info:
Wai King has a relatively long turning radius, with a little more sidecut in the waist, just where the flex is softest. A long setback is typical for the light-weight specialist Hagan, and the almost two centimeter difference between the front and back can make the front ski feel big. Wai King weighs 0,76 grams per square centimeter and is the third lightest construction in this category. This is impressive considering that it is the cheapest ski in the test.

On snow:
Big skis with a low weight is often a bad starting point when it comes to a ski´s performance “on snow”, But Wai King performs surprisingly well. The ski does not get top grades for speed stability and skid turns, but the test panel is surprised by its playfulness and its good downhill performance. The longer turn radius really helps when you start to pick up speed. This is the ski if you want a wide based ski (for the riding performance), but still a ski that’s light (for the touring) and a low price (for your wallet).


Wai King

Technical data:

Measured length
181 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 64434
Brand
Hagan
Model
Wai King
Produced
Ukraina
Available lengths
172,190
Contact length
132 cm
Rocker tail
12 cm
Rocker nose
37 cm
Side cut
127 cm
Taper tail
25 cm
Taper tip
29 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
14 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
14 cm
Max tail width
121 mm
Min waist width
107 mm
Max nose width
140 mm
Side cut radius
22.00 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
18 mm
Surface area (one ski)
1750 cm2
Weight
1220 gr
Relative weight
0.70 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
19 mm
Hight nose tip
66 mm
Angle tail tip
20°
Angle nose tip
34°
Height of camber
8 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.