The 4FRNT Renegade Ski looks like a powerful beast: it's fat, it's strong, and it's committed and single-minded. But that single-minded cause is ripping big lines and floating over deep pow. And how does this fatty do it? With smooth shapes, consistent lines, and an elegant and seamless design. Eric Hjorleifson conceived of Reflect Tech, which brings together sidecut and rocker for a ski that doesn't fight itself, catching its tip or washing out its tail in conflict with the rocker profile. So the Renegade marries these elements so there's no—none—tip hook, and it flexes and engages evenly for ass-kicking, sonic-speed arcs. Because one little bump or catch, and it's a strewn-out yard sale.
A reverse camber with full rocker gives the ski evenness and consistency for float on the deepest days. The directional shape adds to its bullet-like power and stability. 4FRNT's new semi-cap construction blends sidewall and cap for increased strength and durability without the weight. With a whopping 35-meter sidecut radius, this Renegade will break every rule on the hill.
I tried this ski last season, I loved it picked up the 196cm 11-12 version undrilled for a crazy price I could not resist. This is not for an aspiring expert, it for expert skiers & only expert skiers that like to do crazy things on the mountain.
In Jackson Hole, I've a got big playground to do crazy things. They are stiffest skis I've ever owned with full reverse camber & little sidecut, they are made for 'figure 11s', pillow playgrounds or super duper long arcing turns when you got long untracked couloirs. Luckily in JH, WY I got all that, just gotta get the right days.
Can't wait to put these skis through the wringer this winter. If like to air/point it first, think about the crazy air/straight line second, they are for you. I found that out on the few times I demoed them last winter.
I have been on the Renegade for the past few winters and can honestly say that there is no better pow ski out there for advanced/expert skiers. In good conditions, they really allow me to ski as aggressively as I want, while still retaining a really playful feel. I love the combination of rocker and stiffness and they're ability to handle really variable conditions quite well. They are extremely well made, by hand here in Utah, and the wood sidewalls are indestructible. On top of that, they look pretty damn sexy. Although i wouldn't recommend them for beginners, I would say almost any decent skier can take them out and have a great experience the advantages that they offer. Looking forward to getting back on mine this winter!