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Crushes west-coast big lines and coastal pillow lines.
Heli-drops, cat-skiing, early-morning tours, sidecountry jaunts, big-mountain resorts, and coastal pillow lines are just what the 4FRNT Hoji Ski has in order. After years of research and development by pro-skier Eric Hjorleifson, FRNT delivers you the Hoji for touring in the backcountry and for those seeking a functional climbing tool for the way up, without having to sacrifice anything on the way down. The Hoji incorporates Reflect technology which was also dreamed up by Eric to ensure the ski edges smoothly and to eliminate annoying tip-hook and tail-washing-out issues common with a full-rocker profile.
- Reverse camber or full-rockered profile features a full-length radius along the ski that offers stellar float in soft snow or pow and increases ease of turn initiation with less chance of catching an edge
- Reflect Technology matches the rocker radius and side-cut radius which allows the ski to edge smoothly, creates predictable carving in all conditions, and eliminates tip hook
- Tapered tip and tail consists of a neutral sidecut length that reduces swing weight and gives you a more playful feel
- Hi-Lite core incorporates a blend of poplar and beech wood to ensure a snappy, lightweight core with enough substance to drive wider skis in soft snow
- Semi-cap construction partially wraps the topsheet around the sidewall for additional durability
- A 112mm length underfoot provides a versatile ski that takes on fast big lines, pow fields, chopped-up snow, straightlines, and steep exposed terrain with ease
- An asymmetrical sidecut offers a directional shape that gives the ski a more consistent feel
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I just bought these skis and are super stiff so you can send it big. They have no camber but with reflect tech you still get a lot of edge to snow contact. They have a long low rocker in the tail so you won't wash out but it still allows you to smear some turns in. I am very impressed with the ski and it is worth the money.
2013 Hoji 179
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
This is great ski, easy to ski and confidence inspiring, not too heavy (10 lbs even for the pair with Dynafit Radical Ft bindings), and stiff enough to ski mixed conditions... I am 5'8, 175lb skiing the 179cm... mounting instructions from the man himself are as follows...
Hoji 179 2012-13 to boot center...
-6 from true center, 83.5cm from tail
4FRNT Skis Hoji Ski
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I am loving these things. Coming off a leg/knee injury from last season I needed something a bit more forgiving and versatile than the renegade. These have fit the bill perfectly. They are more than manageable on groomers and have been a ton of fun in untracked pow. Very easy to pivot and smear around. I had to go with the 195 but would have preferred the 87 at 6'1 150lbs, the 195 is a bit much in the trees. The flex is dialed, fairly stiff throughout but not too much to be hard to ski, and the highly tapered shape is super playful in any type of snow. If you're looking for a ski either to tour on and get into some bigger lines, or as an every day resort ski for areas that get heavy snow, there's not much that's going to beat these.
4FRNT Hoji Ski
Ahem. Erm. Sorry about that.
As everyone in and out of the industry has been talking about, the great innovator and pillow tree line zen-master,Eric Hjorleifson, has redesigned his EHP in the the 4FRNT Skis Hoji Ski. This is supposed to be the ski in which his transition from hard charger to master of all things skiing comes out in and it certainly does so here.
All it does it crush big lines all day long. A bit more sidecut added with a bit more rocker and less waist width gave the Hoji much more of a easier feel without killing yourself effort wise. The float is great as that little added rocker made a lot of difference without killing the amount of flat contact for those of you looking to slap a Dynafit on.