4FRNT Hoji Skis 2016

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4FRNT - Hoji Skis 2016
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If you want to go as hard as Eric Hjorleifson himself, the 4FRNT Hoji Skis are the perfect planks. A reverse cambered, fully rockered, and rigid set of planks, the Holji is prepared to send it straight no matter how big or fast you want to go. For full throttle skiing in the biggest open terrain, the Hoji won't hold back or take 'no' for an answer. Whether you're getting dropped off by a heli or sitting atop the burliest back bowl at your local resort, prepare to get rowdy when you drop in on the 4FRNT Hoji Skis.

Product Details

Rocker Type

Reverse CamberA full radius along the length of the ski gives the ski maximum float and nimble turning.

Sidecut

Reflect TechReflect Technology was dreamed up by Eric Hjorleifson as a way to make rocker and sidecut work together. In the past, full rocker profiles had a negative impact on the ability of the ski to edge consistently, causing the tips to hook and the tails to wash out while the ski was on edge. With Reflect Tech, the Rocker radius and the sidecut radius are matched, to allow the ski to edge smoothly, and create predictable carving in all conditions. It virtually eliminates tip hook, as the ski will engage smoothly along its whole length, and still gives you the float and pivotablility of a fully rockered ski.

Shape

Relaxed Tip Profile

AsymmetricalA directional shape that gives the ski a more consistent feel.

Big Mountain ShapeThese skis will get you down the steepest, tightest and most exposed lines out there.

Tip / Tail TaperThe neutral sidecut length at the tip and tails' widest dimension.

Core

Hi-Lite CoreA blend of Poplar and Beech or Ash make Hi-Lite cores snappy and lightweight with enough substance to drive wider skis in soft snow.

Laminates

Vibe Veil TechnologyInvolves an elastic membrane situated in the tips of 4FRNT rockered skis that dramatically reduces chatter and weak edge hold, the result of extended negative radius profiles in ski tips when used in varied to firm snow conditions. 4FRNT discovered this material from the marine industry where seacraft designers line the interior of boat hulls to soften the compounding blows of rough seas, all the way to public transportation where automotive engineers dampened the high pitch vibrations found in buses, light rails, and trams. All 2015/16 skis featuring VibeVeil have a transparent window logo highlighting the very material used in each ski. You can find Vibeveil TM in the Renegade, Raven, Hoji, Hoji W, Devastator, Aretha, and the all-new Kye series.

Sidewalls

Semi-Cap Construction

ABS Sidewalls

Base

Sintered Carbon

Graphics

Art by Paul Yih

Binding Compatibility

We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.

Specs

  • Terrain: Big Mountain, Powder More 
  • Skis: No Bindings
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker More 
  • Turning Radius: Long More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Tail Type: Partial Twin Tip More 
  • Ski Awards: Powder Magazine Skier's Choice
  • Athletes: Eric Hjorleifson
  • Warranty: 1 Year More 
Size (cm) 171 179 187 195
Tip Width (mm) 127 129 130 133
Waist Width (mm) 112 112 112 112
Tail Width (mm) 119 120 121 123
Turning Radius (m) 30 30 30 30
Effective Edge (cm) 117 125 133 141
Indiv. Ski Weight (g) 2015 2087 2260 2468

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4FRNT Hoji Skis 2016
 
5.0

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Pros

  • Durable (3)
  • Great flotation (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Powder skiing (3)
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5.0

I can't stop recommending these

By 

from Breckenridge, CO

About Me Advanced

Pros

  • Durable
  • Great Flotation
  • Lightweight
  • Touring

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Downhill
    • Powder Skiing

    Comments about 4FRNT Hoji Skis 2016:

    These are great for getting out in the back country and getting totally pitted

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Touring Quiver Killer

    By 

    from Greeley, CO

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Carving Ability
    • Good Grip
    • Great Flotation
    • Scratch Resistant
    • Smooth Ride

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Powder Skiing

    Comments about 4FRNT Hoji Skis 2016:

    I bought the OG pilsner version of these thinking I'd only use them for touring on soft days. The fully rockered shape and 30m turning radius made me a little weary about taking them out when conditions were less than stellar. I couldn't have been more wrong, these things crush in every condition in the backcountry. I mounted a pair of G3 Onyx tech bindings on these, and paired those with Dynafit Mercury boots and have been able to drive these sticks in every condition.

    I have yet to ride these at the resort (I use my Devastators when I'm spinning lifts), so I can't attest to their performance on-piste. However, in the backcountry, I've ridden these in knee deep powder (anything deeper I pull out my Renegades), refrozen sun crust, windblown mank, rotted summer slush, perfect corn, and almost anything else you can think of. These skis are confidence inspiring. They handle everything well, and can either be pushed in terms of speed or slowed down to pivot and smear when things get tight.

    These aren't the lightest sticks out there for touring, but when paired with a tech binding and you'll still be able to keep up with your wannabe skimo friends.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Touring Quiver Killer

    By 

    from Greeley, CO

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Grip
    • Great Flotation
    • Scratch Resistant
    • Slay
    • Smooth Ride

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Corn Skiing
    • Cut up Powder Skiing
    • Mank/Sun Crust Skiing
    • Powder Skiing

    Comments about 4FRNT Hoji Skis 2016:

    I bought the OG pilsner version of these thinking I'd only use them for touring on soft days. The fully rockered shape and 30m turning radius made me a little weary about taking them out when conditions were less than stellar. I couldn't have been more wrong, these things crush in every condition in the backcountry. I mounted a pair of G3 Onyx tech bindings on these, and paired those with Dynafit Mercury boots and have been able to drive these sticks in every condition.

    I have yet to ride these at the resort (I use my Devastators when I'm spinning lifts), so I can't attest to their performance on-piste. However, in the backcountry, I've ridden these in knee deep powder (anything deeper I pull out my Renegades), refrozen sun crust, windblown mank, rotted summer slush, perfect corn, and almost anything else you can think of. These skis are confidence inspiring. They handle everything well, and can either be pushed in terms of speed or slowed down to pivot and smear when things get tight.

    These aren't the lightest sticks out there for touring, but when paired with a tech binding and you'll still be able to keep up with your wannabe skimo friends.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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