At 130 cm long and 130 – 90 – 110 the Hagan Offlimits was originally designed as an approach ski. For anyone interested in trying a short ski, the Hagan Offlimits is a fabulous do-it-all short ski. Not being symmetrical and twin tip a skiboarder will say this is not a skiboard. We’ve hashed this subject over for a long time. This is the best ski/skiboard I have ever ridden, and my number one go to board. The recommended boot center is approximately 12 cm back from center on this board. With this setback, this ski will allow one to ski the deepest powder without any risk of the tips diving. It is a tortionally stiff ski and handles groomers and hard snow very well. The one draw back of the severe rear mounting is that one needs to put pressure on the toes to stop on hard snow or the ski will chatter. Post holing is also a problem in deep powder. Going slow the heel will actually sink too deep and some control is lost. I have the Tyrolia LD12 binding on this board. This binding allows adjustment forward or backward 3cm. In addition, one can reposition the boot in the binding to gain additional forward or rear mounting. I have skied this board now with a boot position as far as 9 cm forward. With this position, the post holing and chatter has been eliminated with little sacrifice to the powder handling of this ski. In addition, spreading the weight out more evenly on this board has made it the fastest of any ski or skiboard I currently own. This board doesn’t have that great skate like skiboard feel that skiboarders love, but it is also not like any long ski either. This is a wood core ski of very good quality. The 2008/2009 model has been renamed the Eagle. Anyone who enjoys all mountain skiboarding will like this ski.
Rider – Wendell Jeong – Expert Skiboarder