Wai Ride

Hagan Wai Ride

Brand
Hagan
Model
Wai Ride
Category
Touring
Weight
1220 gr
Waist
87 mm
Tested length
176 cm
Year
2017

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

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

7 / 10

Hard snow:
6 / 10
Soft snow:
7 / 10
Weight:
9 / 10
Technical info:
Wai Ride is the second narrowest ski in the new Wai (Y) series from the touring specialist Hagan. Wai Ride is the ski with most sidecut in the test. In addition, the setback is long, the waist is soft and the tip is stiff. High camber, especially in the middle (a 19 metre radius). This indicates that it is very quick and responsive. We clearly notice this in terms of playfulness and stability. Wai Ride and G3 have the widest front skis in the test.

On snow:
Wai Ride is a typical lightweight ski that feels unstable on hard snow. It is best suited for easier surfaces. You need to take command, otherwise the ski will start the turn by itself, even if you don´t want it to. A somewhat uneven flex, low weight, short turning radius and a big difference between the widest point in the front and the back contribute to an unstable feeling. This ski is first and foremost suited for long trips on soft snow in moderate terrain.


Wai Ride

Technical data:

Measured length
176 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 64346
Brand
Hagan
Model
Wai Ride
Produced
Ukraina
Available lengths
160,168,184
Contact length
131 cm
Rocker tail
13 cm
Rocker nose
32 cm
Side cut
131 cm
Taper tail
20 cm
Taper tip
25 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
15 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
10 cm
Max tail width
108 mm
Min waist width
87 mm
Max nose width
128 mm
Side cut radius
16.90 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
19 mm
Surface area (one ski)
1750 cm2
Weight
1220 gr
Relative weight
0.70 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
20 mm
Hight nose tip
63 mm
Angle tail tip
25°
Angle nose tip
32°
Height of camber
9 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.