Introducing the HOJI - All New for 2012/13
What you see above you is the HOJI, an all new ski for 2012/13. As the name suggests, this is the latest in the line of skis designed by the evil genius of Eric Hjorleifson. The HOJI is basically the culmination of what Eric has learned about ski building through the EHP and the Renegade. The HOJI uses the same Reflect Technology as the Renegade, meaning the rocker radius matches the side-cut radius, but it comes in at 112mm underfoot, making this ski lighter and more versatile in variable conditions.
With Eric's focus in recent years on doing more touring, and more long approaches, having a lighter, skinnier Renegade became almost a necessity. It is also a very friendly resort ski. The Reflect Technology, and the 30m turn radius make the HOJI quick and nimble, while still providing the same stable launch pad of the Renegade.
Here is what Eric has to say about it: “Based off of the performance qualities developed, tested and proven by the Renegade, the HOJI incorporates Reflect Tech, matching the rocker profile with the sidecut radius. This gives the HOJI an unparalleled powder carving sensation that I have yet to experience on any other ski (except for the Renegade of course). With a 112 mm waist it is designed to also be a versatile ski in firmer snow conditions for ski touring. I am extremely excited about the HOJI and I will have them on my feet for a good portion of the season.”
Here is a short edit we made last June about the HOJI prototyping process, back when it was still under it's working name, the Hoj.