Manufacturer's Description

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Retailers' Descriptions

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It's easier to wake up at 4am when you know that it dumped 2 feet last night, and it's even less of a chore when you know it's going to be smooth sailing all the way up to your line and down through the fresh with the pow-crushing shape of the La Sportiva Hi5. Without giving up La Sportiva's traditional lightweight and touring sensibility (it has the same poppy, lightweight Karuba paulownia wood core as Sportiva's rando-racing legend the RSR), the Hi5 features a big ol' Hi-Rise early-rise shovel that floats through the deepest powder you'll be able to find, and has traditional camber underfoot to keep it edgy when you encounter sketchy hardpack during your tour. Since it's a touring ski, the Hi5 places a premium on lightness, and so forgoes metal in favor of dual laminates: a tri-directional fiberglass layer and a bi-directional carbon/fiberglass mat keep things plenty stiff enough to ski hard in variable conditions, without the inconvenience of heavy, spirit-crushing metal layers. There are also rubber reinforcements in the tips, tails, and edges, to dampen vibrations for a smoother, more comfortable ride. ABS thermoplastic sidewalls and 1. 8mm steel edges can take a beating (even though you'll never ever ever hit a rock), and the holes in the tips and tails accept pre-cut La Sportiva skins to save you some hassle on the skinner and give you more time to float through creamy pow.

- Backcountry.com

Free Shipping. La Sportiva HI5 Ski FEATURES of the La Sportiva HI5 Ski Lightweight Tri-Axial and Bi-Axial fiber laminates keep it stiff without the heavy steel layers that no one wants to lug to the top of the mountain Reinforced tip and tail attachment holes accept La Sportiva HiGlide precut skins and can be used for building anchors or an emergency rescue sled Flat tails are easy to plunge into firm snow when ski mountaineering and useful for isolating Rusch blocks in snow pits Tip and tail attachment holes, flat / notched tail SPECIFICATIONS of the La Sportiva HI5 Ski Nose: 135 mm Waist: 105 mm Tail: 125 mm Camber: 7 mm Construction Type: Fusion Sidewall - 75% Camber / 25% Rocker Progressive Sidecut Sidewall Material: ABS Thermoplastic Top Sheet: 0.5 mm Double Polyamide (ISO ICP8210) - Glossy Core: Vertical Laminated Light Karuba Paulownia Wood Laminate Layer 1: Tri-Directional Fiberglass Laminate Layer 2: Bi-Directional Carbon/Fiberglass mat Special Material: Fiberglass Veil Reinforcement Plates: Under bindings Tip and Tail Reinforcements: Rubber Base Material: P-Tex 2000 Edge Material: 1.8 mm steel + rubber laminate SPECIFICATIONS for 168 cm Radius: 16, 22, 16 cm Tip Rocker: 402 mm Weight: 1770 g SPECIFICATIONS for 178 cm Radius: 17, 23, 17 cm Tip Rocker: 426 mm Weight: 1880 g SPECIFICATIONS for 188 cm Radius: 18, 24, 18 cm Tip Rocker: 450 mm Weight: 1960 g

- Moosejaw

La Sportiva's Hi5 Ski is a lightweight fat ski that holds an edge and carves deep trenches all over the mountain. This ski excels at both AT and Tele. The rocker tip keeps you on top of deep powder and wind affected crud.

- CampSaver.com

Massive hi-rise shovel rocker combined with a flat tail, traditional camber and one-0-5 underfoot make this ski the most versatile powder/backcountry/skimo tool on the market.Features:Lightweight Tri-Axial and Bi-Axial fiber laminates keep it stiff without the heavy steel layers that no one wants to lug to the top of the mountainReinforced tip and tail attachment holes accept La Sportiva HiGlide precut skins and can be used for building anchors or an emergency rescue sledFlat tails are easy to plunge into firm snow when ski mountaineering and useful for isolating Rutschblock tests in snow pitsSpecs:Sizes available: 178cm, 188cmDimensions: 135-105-125mmRadius: 178cm- 23m; 188cm- 24mWeight per pair: 178cm- 7lb 8oz/3.4kg; 188cm- 7lbs 15oz/3.6kg

- Second Ascent

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