Ski like you're on the run from the law.
Every year, Eric Hjorleifson pushes himself into bigger, gnarlier, and deeper terrain, so it's not surprising that he's become known for designing his own gear, the better to handle his demanding riding. His newest creation is the 4FRNT Renegade Ski, which is the fattest board in 4FRNT's line, making it Hoji's tool of choice on ultra-deep, ultra-fluffy days when his namesake ski just won't cut it. You won't find Eric riding the resort groomers, so the Renegade's designed with a full rocker profile to take advantage of all the untracked cold smoke you find, and has a tapered tip and tail to allow for easy smearing and gigantic power slides.
Sliding's great, but Hoji gets up on edge better than pretty much anyone in the game, so it's only logical that the Renegade uses Reflect Tech to match the sidecut and camber profiles, offering smooth, hook-free carving and more effective edge than a fully rockered ski has any right to. The wood core's sandwiched between two fiberglass laminates for a stiff, powerful ride that's not super heavy, and 4FRNT's unique Hals semi-cap construction foregoes sidewalls for a full wrap that transmits silly amounts of energy to the ski's edges for power and control. The new Renegade even has a special tail block, which supports the skis when you're using them as walking sticks to help you pick your way through rocks, up ridges, and over rough terrain, so you won't have any more excuses for not lining up the biggest, baddest, and deepest line on the mountain.
- Full rocker profile
- Wood core with fiberglass laminates
- Reflect Tech matching sidecut and camber profile
- Hals semi-cap construction
- Tapered tip and tail
- Tail block
- Asymmetrical design
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Best one yet!
This is the best version of the Renegade ever! The new topsheet is super durable and cuts down on chipping and delaming. Along with the semi cap sidewalls and full rocker this ski is a must for the hard charging skiers out there. Do yourself a favor and buy these now!
Finally, a real powder ski
The Renegade revolutionized what people thought a powder ski was supposed to be. This ski is wide, stiff, yet nimble and responsive. 4FRNT changed the game by bringing us this unicorn. If you've ridden it then you know, if not what are you waiting for? On a pow day there isn't anything I'd rather be standing on. It's basically cloud 9.