Eric Hjorleifson conceived ReflectTech in order to make rocker and side-cut work together. In the past, full rocker profiles effected a negative impact on the ability of a ski to edge consistently. This effect caused the tips to hook and the tails to wash out with the ski on edge. With ReflectTech, the rocker radius and the side-cut radius match, allowing the ski to edge smoothly, creating predictable carving in all conditions. ReflectTechTM virtually eliminates tip hook. The ski will engage smoothly along it’s entire length, while still giving you the float and pivotability of a fully rockered ski.
Vibration drastically reduces confidence. The VibeVeil elastic membrane situated in the tips of our rockered skis dramatically reduces chatter and weak edge hold, commonly the result of extended negative radius profiles in ski tips when used in varied to firm snow conditions. All 2015/16 skis featuring VibeVeil have a transparent window logo highlighting the very material used in each ski.
Somebody wise once said, “It doesn’t have to be fun to be fun.” We aren’t saying that you won’t have the best turns of your life on the HOJI. The ReflectTech™ takes care of that.
To us, however, this ski represents pain and gain. Frigid, early mornings, half-listening to NPR on the way to a dawn patrol tour before work. Sharing the same thermos of whatever hot beverage somebody brought.
This ski represents sweaty skin tracks and windy ridges. Wherever you go the HOJI will get you there, and down, in the best style.