4FRNT Renegade Skis 2013

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If you clicked on this link, you probably already know the story behind the Renegade. It's hand made by Cody and Eric in a facility called the White Room in Salt Lake City, carefully and in very small numbers. When you're standing atop something long, steep and burly - and you're pretty sure the runout is going to involve speeds in excess of 45 mph - there's nothing better to have on your feet than the 4FRNT Renegade Skis. Be prepared to commit if you buy this ski; it's not your average rockered fat ride for people who are just learning to ski powder. The Renegade is stiff and has some serious girth for total rider confidence at mach schnell and a ferocious bite on hard snow when you need it. This ski isn't for everybody, but if you're the right skier on the right day, it'll make an indelible impression.

Product Details

Rocker Type

Reverse CamberFully rockered shape with MAYBE a tiny flat spot underfoot supplies the expected primo powder experience, but this ski will carve surprisingly well from a centered stance as well.

Flex

Stiffer FlexAn overall stiff flex means this ski is for people who already know how to ski powder and are more interested in charging it than a mellow surfy experience.

Sidecut

Reflect TechnologySidecut radius is carefully matched to rocker radius to allow the ski to edge smoothly and create predicatable carving in all conditions.

Shape

Tip and Tail TaperThis is a big ski, with moderate tip taper and substantial tail taper. The result is directional stability at speed and slightly better tip floatation.

Core

Indie-Block CoreIndigenous maple laminates with a poplar center deliver a stable even flex

Laminates

Fiberglass ReinforcementFiberglass laminates above and below the core

Sidewalls

Hal's ConstructionA conventional sandwich construction without added sidewalls lets the wood core show through to the outside. This sidewall-less design provides superb energy transmission to the edge.

Base

Sintered Base

Edges

2-Piece Edge

Graphics

Art by Eric HjorliefsonThe ski hasn't changed much, but the owl-in-Aspens graphics by Hoji are new.

Additional Features

Enlarged testicles not included

Binding Compatibility

Bindings not included

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 
  • Athletes: Eric Hjorleifson
  • Series: Signature
  • Made in the USA: Yes
  • Warranty: 1 Year More 
Size (cm) 186 196
Tip Width (mm) 136 137
Waist Width (mm) 122 122
Tail Width (mm) 129 131
Turning Radius (m) 35 35
Indiv. Ski Weight (g) 2400 2600

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4FRNT Renegade Skis 2013
 
4.8

(based on 8 reviews)

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5.0

Sick Sick Sick

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from Seattle, WA

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Pros

  • Great Flotation
  • Smooth Ride
  • Stable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Charging
    • Powder Skiing

    Comments about 4FRNT Renegade Skis 2013:

    Had a chance to pull these bad boys out for the first time at Crystal Mountain this past weekend with 2 ft of fresh. Everything I had read about these was spot on... superior float, very stable and like to go fast. As well, they totally sucked when the snow warmed up and consolidated, but until that point (only the last 500 ft of my day), I had the best day ever on skis. Plus, I didn't buy them for those conditions. I can't wait to take them back out- if only the weather would cooperate!

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    5.0

    Dont be frightened....

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    from Seattle

    About Me Expert

    Pros

    • Damp
    • Predictable
    • Stable

    Cons

    • Ice
    • Not Good Hangover Skis

    Best Uses

    • And Refrozen Chunk
    • Anything but ice

    Comments about 4FRNT Renegade Skis 2013:

    Ive skied alot of skis this year and I just dont know what to say, these are amazing. I was a little skeptical to try these as they seem to get alot of reviews talking about how burly and unresponsive they are. While they are certainly capable of smashing down mountains, at the same time they are playful and predictable. Some skis ski for you, these do whatever you tell them to, and nothing you dont. They are simply a ski that requires you to be on your game, the tails are fairly long and stiff so if you get lazy, your going for a ride...its almost like you have to be on it, but relax at the same time. I have never ridden a ski that combines charge and fun as well as these. I am 6'6" 195lbs. and ride the 196. I'd say if your over 5'10" 170 you could consider the 196 depending on your purpose. Thank You 4FRNT, hands down best skis I clicked into this year!

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    5.0

    Bomber Ski!!!

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    from Stevens Pass

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    Comments about 4FRNT Renegade Skis 2013:

    Open Bowls, bottomless days, straight lining, awesome ski!!! BOth Eric Hjorliefson's skis are awesome, looking for touring, all mountain, andy day si go with the Hoji. If it's big lines and deep days pull out the Renegade.

     
    4.0

    That Man is a Renegade

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    from Stevens Pass

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    Comments about 4FRNT Renegade Skis 2013:

    This ski was lots of fun. The full rocker made for playful turning even in gnarly chunderballs. I think I little more pop would have helped on the groomers/hardpack but I still had fun zipping through the trees.

     
    5.0

    4FRNT Renegade

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    from Alpental, WA

    Comments about 4FRNT Renegade Skis 2013:

    With a different all around profile than I'm used to on a ski, I was impressed with all aspects of the Renegade. Railing them on groomers for a bit, which should not be their ideal condition by any means, was as enjoyable as any ski I took out that day. They maintained excellent stability at speed, had surprisingly good edge control and transitioned between turns extraordinarily well considering the conditions. It's just a shame we didn't have any fresh pow, as I can only imagine how well these 4FRNTs would have handled in their true element.

     
    5.0

    Rewards Strength and Presciosn

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    from Stevens Pass

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    Comments about 4FRNT Renegade Skis 2013:

    This is a ski that gives back what you put into it. If you drive it and stay on top of it it will handle a wide range of snow well. Get lazy or in the backseat and you will know it. More demanding than i prefer for day to day use. If you like a charging style of skiing, you will probably love this ski.

     
    5.0

    Solid Rocking Stick

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    from Stevens Pass, WA

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    Comments about 4FRNT Renegade Skis 2013:

    The description "A more burly Hoji" is apt- This ski also wants to be driven from the ball of the but will turn surprisingly quickly for a 122mm wide board. and carve hard with even pressure. Absolutely blew through frozen debris at speed.

     
    4.0

    4Frnt Renegade

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    from Seattle, WA

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    Comments about 4FRNT Renegade Skis 2013:

    In a world that doesn't lack skis with waists over 118mm, it isn't very challenging to find to a fat ski for powder. However, it is a challenge to find a fatty that can step up to less than favorable conditions like hard pack, ice and chunder. With a 122mm waist, the Renegade steps up to the challenge. While I was not riding this on a pow day, they still left an impression on me because of how well they ran on groomers and through chundery snow. Even on icy steeps, I always felt in control and confident. These skis mached whether I was cruising a trail or trying my luck through chop. The only thing I regret about the skis is that there wasn't enough pow to really let them run where they want to be. With a ski this good, I'll be willing to get on them day after day waiting for a dump though.

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