3D tapering rib technologyThe new 23/24 season Ultra 65s are here NOW!The 22/23 season Ultra 65s sold out in December. Fortunately, the new 23/24 Ultra 65s were already in production and are available now in bright neon green.The price probably goes up next season, so get them now!A high precision racing machineThe HAGAN Ultra 65 is a proven 700 gram 100% race ski with super edge grip for consistent carving. HAGAN’s proprietary micro-ABS sidewalls mean superior durability, dampening and vibration filtering for superior downhill performance. No other race ski has it. Our exclusive (that means no one else has it!) 3D tapering rib technology simultaneously provides more progressive flex, strengthens and stiffens the ski and saves weight.DescriptionDetailsSpecsHagan skis set the standard not just in performance, but for value. The made in Austria Ultra 65 outperforms skis costing much, much more. Hagan believes performance is measured on the mountain, not on the price tag. The previous generation X-Race was one of the best race skis available anywhere – and was without a doubt the best value. So how did we make it better? We improved downhill performance and durability by adding micro ABS sidewalls and tweaking the rocker, length and sidecut for better edge hold. We did that without adding any weight. Then we added our 3D Tapering Rib design. A narrow but relatively thick rib at mid-ski gradually tapers in thickness while widening in width as it progresses towards the shovel and tail. This design maximizes mid-ski stiffness for edge hold and durability, while allowing us to fine tune the flex at the tip and tail. The extra strength also allows us to make the ski thinner in other areas. Bottom line – the tapering rib improves performance while actually lowering weight. After all this, we topped the improvements off by lowering the price. The Hagan race team is an integral part of our product testing and development. Subjecting our test products to their tough use shows us how to reduce every last unnecessary gram while not losing focus on durability, safety and performance.Over the last several years we pushed the weight of our race ski to its lowest practical limit. We don’t sacrifice reliability, durability and downhill performance to participate in the low weight at all costs madness. Still, please note: The Ultra 65 is the only Hagan ski NOT covered by warranty. While we don’t go to extremes, all race skis sacrifice some durability to achieve lower weights. They DO break. Not often, but they do. If you are interested in breakage insurance or low cost ski replacement, contact me. The race team and our development team are confident of this – Hagan has raised the high performance race ski bar again. The Ultra 65 is the result of years of tireless development work. Improvements over the previous and very popular X-Race include a new shape and ABS sidewalls that provide sensational power transmission and control – at the same just over 700g weight. The rocker was shortened to 200mm and the sidecut tweaked to improve stability and tracking at higher speeds. Molded Y-shaped tip notches make skin attachment easier and faster. The wood core and carbon-fiber stringers are visible through the HAGAN graphics.The redesigned Ultra 65 improves on the stable, reliable performance for which the X-Race was renown. The Diamond Edge Cap reinforced by the micro ABS sidewalls deliver durability and exceptional descending. The Ultra 65 rides smoothly and confidently at high speeds and reacts quickly to edge pressure at all speeds.The Ultra 65 isn’t just for racers. It is great for fitness and recreational skiers who prefer moving light and fast. While the Ultra 65 is amongst the lightest race skis in the world, it is also one of the most durable. Still, as previously noted: The Ultra 65 is the only Hagan ski NOT covered by warranty. Race skis sacrifice some durability to achieve lower weights. They DO break. Not often, but they do. If you are interested in breakage insurance or low cost ski replacement, contact me.The Hagan Ultra 65 is one of only two race skis, and the lightest, with ABS sidewalls and is the only race ski with mid-foot micro-height sidewalls. Why ABS sidewalls? Two reasons: 1. Improved durability. 2. Better downhill performance, particularly on hard snow.The Ultra 65 is also the only ski mountaineering race ski available in a 151cm length, which is perfect for smaller and lighter skiers. The 151cm length is lighter (640 grams!) and more maneuverable while providing plenty of float and control.Sidecut151cm: 95-65-78, 161cm: 97-65-80Weight635 grams in the 151 cm length700 grams in the 161 cm lengthLengths151 and 161 cmRocker200 mm Tip RockerCoreUltra light PaulowniaTurning Radius151cm: 20-21-22 meters, 161cm: 22-23-24 meters Built for Speed multi radiusConstructionDiamond Edge Cap with micro-height mid-ski ABS sidewallsBaseHigh molecular sintered PE-base with stone grindUser GroupsSki mountaineering racers, Ultra light ski tourers, Recreational Fitness TourersI highly recommend pairing your Ultra 65 race skis with our brand new for 2020 Ultra 65 hybrid race climbing skins. The advanced hybrid adhesion technology makes these the easiest handling, fastest transitioning race skins. Want faster transitions? Get these skins! The new skins have a super simple and reliable bungee tip attachment, excellent grip and glide and superb durability. Or be traditional and go with traditional glue climbing skins.Mount up the Hagan Ultra World Cup binding for the best performing race set up.