Rakkar

SGN Rakkar

Brand
SGN
Model
Rakkar
Category
Freeride
Weight
2260 gr
Waist
115 mm
Tested length
185 cm
Year
2015

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

4
5
5
5
3
Fri Flyt overall rating of SGN Rakkar:

7 / 10

Flotation:
7 / 10
Turning capabilities:
7 / 10
Stability at speed:
6 / 10
Technical info:
SGN from Norway launches the Rakkar, a fibreglass sandwich with camber and rocker in both ends. The skis have a lot of sidecut and a somewhat shorter radius in the front ski. A short setback gives little width difference between the back and front ski. The test skis were mounted so that we were standing behind the middle of the sidecut, albeit with bindings that were possible to move forward. They have soft tips and a medium stiff waist. Average specific weight.

On snow:
SGN´s first models seemed very much inspired by another brand which we will not mention, but here there is more sidecut and backwards direction. The Rakkar is playful and performs well on soft snow. Still, SGN has a way to go in this competition. The feedback from the test team is that the edge grip, stability at speed and float could have been better. It probably has something to do with the mounting being three centimeters behind the narrowest point, which is quite far in front. If you mount it farther forward you will get a pure powder ski.


Rakkar

Technical data:

Measured length
185 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 45553
Brand
SGN
Model
Rakkar
Produced
China
Contact length
105 cm
Rocker tail
35 cm
Rocker nose
45 cm
Side cut
113 cm
Taper tail
32 cm
Taper tip
40 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
2 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
5 cm
Max tail width
137 mm
Min waist width
115 mm
Max nose width
140 mm
Side cut radius
16.5 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
3 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2260 cm2
Weight
2260 gr
Relative weight
1 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
53 mm
Hight nose tip
69 mm
Angle tail tip
21°
Angle nose tip
21°
Height of camber
5 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.