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ALTAI SKIS Hok Skis, No Binding

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  • ALTAI SKIS Hok Skis, No Binding

    The lovechild of backcountry skis and snowshoes, the Altai Skis Hok Skis are just the thing you need to complete your quiver. Developed by avid backcountry skiers inspired by the versatile skis used in the Altai Mountains, these skis are meant to be used anywhere, anytime. These skis come bare, so you'll also need the Altai Skis 75mm Tele Binding or the Adapter Plate to mount your current bindings.

    Features/Benefits:

    • Easy-to-use ski for the backcountry
    • Short, wide dimensions make it incredibly maneuverable
    • Integrated synthetic climbing skins provide great traction for ascents
    • Balance of running base and skin material make downhill speed manageable and easy to control
    • Steel edges for added durability
    • Sustainable paulownia wood core is reinforced with a combination of organic natural fibers and fiberglass
    • Single camber; twin tip tail profile; tail and tip rocker

  • ALTAI SKIS Hok Skis, No Binding

    Primary Use Backcountry
    Gender Unisex
    Built For Freeride
    Metal Edges No
    Shipping Surcharge Yes
    Snow Type Ungroomed

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ALTAI SKIS Hok Skis, No Binding
 
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5.0

Out the door skis, ski on a few inches

By CaveSAR

from nr. Ithaca, NY

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Out The Door Ski
  • Ski Almost Any Time Place

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bushwacking
    • Off Track Woods Skiing
    • Out The Door Skiing
    • Skishoe

    Comments about ALTAI SKIS Hok Skis, No Binding:

    The Hok is my out the door ski. Even when there are only a few inches of snow I can still ski. The base and mohair are tough so rocks, roots, when the snow is shallow aren't an issue.
    The mohair gives excellent grip and tracking even on shallow snow or icy crust, but it also glides well. Unlike a Rosignol 125 fat board ski which needs at least 7cm/6in of track depth and it is a fish scale no-wax so grip can be an issue.
    The mohair also gives a bit of drag on the downhills so speed is much more controlled during bushwack/off-track descents.
    For 0 C skiing one may need to use a Swix Zero spray - anti icing spray.
    Nils Larsen, Francois Sylvain, helped designed the original TRAK Bushwacker skis so they have experience designing bushwacking, out the door, skis.

    I have both the Hok 125 cm with Universal/Xtrace Binding, and 145 cm with a Solomon XADV, SNS BC, binding. I am getting a 2nd 145 cm and adding a 75mm binding.
    The Xtrace Binding works with up to a boot length of US 12/13 or size 43 75mm duckbill. Changing the binding is easy since the Hok have inserts matching extended 75mm spacing. On altaiskis.com is a mounting plate for System bindings – NNN BC, SNS XADV. The Boreal's Universal binding has a standard 75mm spacing.
    With the Xtrace binding one needs a really stiff soled boot, torsional rigidity, to have good downhill control. With a 75mm duckbill binding and a good pair of boots one can Tele with the Hok. With a System binding, great extension for kick and glide but not much downhill control – toe box isn't anchored, just a pivot rod in front of the toe.

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