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2018 Hubbell 85

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All Mountain Frontside Skis

The all new Hubbell 85 is made to carve quick trenches on corduroy, grip on ice, and rail anything on the front side of the mountain.

Dimensions: 124-85-109


The All New Hubbell 85 is our ski built to grip on groomers and ice with a shovel that just wants to energetically pop from turn-to-turn. The flex is optimized to allow for quick and easy turn initiation, while maintaining the stability to make high speed turns in less than ideal conditions. The Hubbell 85s are exceptionally even flexing skis that make carving quick, short to medium radius turns a breeze. 

These are the skis for you if you are looking for a frontside ski for taking on groomers, ice, general crud, and variable snow.

 

Hubbell 85 Frontside All Mountain Skis - Terrain Map


For the 2017/18 season, the Hubbell 85 is an all new model! This ski fills the gap for the person who wants to ski on the front side with an added bit of versatility of an 85mm waist.

With this new model, we extend (with the Brockway 95) our release of our newest construction type: nanoMAG® Damping System. This option gives you the smoothest ride we've ever offered! Learn more below.

 Tech Specs


Dimensions 124-85-109 mm @ 180cm
Turning Radius Progressive Tip to Tail (17-19m @ 180cm)
Construction Full Sandwich Sidewall
 Layup

Standard (Ash Hardwood Core, Triaxial Fiberglass, Unidirectional Carbon Fiber)

nanoMAG® Damping System (Ash Hardwood Core, nanoMAG® Damping inlaid into Core, Triaxial Fiberglass, Unidirectional Carbon Fiber)

Tip Rise

All Mountain Early Rise Rocker

Underfoot

Camber + Camber Pockets

Tail Rise

Early Rise + Slight Rise Tail

Base + Edge


1.4 mm CNC Knife Cut 4001 Race Grade Durasurf Sintered UHMW
2.2 mm Hardened Edge

Topsheet Matte, Sublimated Chip Resistant PBT
Hubbell 85 Ski Construction

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Do you think we should turn them in?

The fourth ski of demo day was pure white, no graphics, no details except it was the skinniest underfoot of the day. My buddy had been on the same Hubbell prototype all day exclaiming it was the best ski he ever skied. It was a spring day with high crud banks that can turn any pole plant into an ear plant for unsuspecting or veteran. From the chair it was a tuck down to crank city whereas turns became linked arcs, edge to edge in the fall line. The goal of ski snow contact was easily achieved across flats over the headwall and rollers. The initiation of turns was effortless as they were so stable cruising through the piles of crud like a coast guard ice cutter. The ski when loaded up under pressure went into the arc with a pop that released into the next turn with a slingshot of energy that kept up the warp speed. Be it a long comfortable sweep across the slope or a quick demanding swivel, this ski was as welcome treat to the feet after a season on race skis. They were simply fun to ski, yet precise, stable, reliable, energized to let one descend downhill allowing the slope beneath to massage your balanced core without distraction or distortion. If you think of a descent down as if traveling over eggshells, the goal being not to crack through any of them without a gouge, jam or jarring slam of your energy, this ski allowed me to do so.
My buddy said "Naw! when I asked him if we should turn them in after a full afternoon of delight. I think you would find them fun to turn on!

J
J.S.
2018 Hubbell 85

I was approached by Jeff and John Thompson to test the Hubbell 85 in March 2017. They knew I spend a great deal of time skiing 85 underfoot skis from another company which I've had a long standing relationship. I was initially intrigued by this ski as the 85 ski segment is a majority of the skis you would see at my home area (Boyne Mountain). The conditions skied were spring snow starting with groomed corn which deteriorated to corn with huge piles. This is usually requires a strong attention to ski control. Let me say the Hubbell delivered like I never would imagined. The ski was very easy to ride. I was able to "center" on the ski in all conditions presented. On other skis I would have stayed off the tips a bit to avoid any over the front "moments". I was able to easily ride over and through the corn clumps like I was riding fresh groomed snow. One of my buddies remarked that I looked like one of the few people having fun charging through the junk that day. The consistency of the ski was very impressive. I would not have imagined a "skinny ski" of the 85 to perform the way the Hubbell did in the conditions presented. I can't wait to get on them again when the 2018 season begins.

Ski 2 Year Warranty - Satisfaction Guarantee - Free Shipping

Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee


Go ahead and mount them up!

Ski them for up to 5 days and if you don't love them, send them back! We genuinely want you to have the best experience on snow you can.

Skis cannot have any signs of damage or excessive wear and they must only contact snow during this 5 day period. That means if you go ski in rocky terrain or hit rails, they become ineligible for a return.

*Only applies to stock products without customizations

Satisfaction Guarantee Details

2 Year Warranty


We stand behind our products

What is covered? We warrant out product agains defects in materials and workmanship. Basically, we cover your skis as they are in contact with snow. We build with the best materials and durability is paramount, but we cannot cover impacts with non-snow surfaces.

Ever have an issue, just contact us and we've got you covered. Have an issue outside of warranty coverage or smash into some rocks? We'll still help you out, there's almost nothing we can't repair.

Free repairs are available to any of our customers, just get them to us and pay for return shipping (we can get you some good shipping rates).

Warranty Details

Free Ski Shipping


Anywhere in the USA

We ship orders over $99 free within the USA! Skis are shippped normally via USPS Priority Mail for fast service, in some instances we will use UPS or Fedex. If you need expedited shipping, please call us at 231.459.4323 for more options!

Frequently Asked Questions

Skis Sold Direct to You

2018/2019 Ski Presale


How it works

Here's the deal! We are taking early orders for the 2018/19 Season at a huge discount. Who doesn't like a good deal? So when you place an order for new skis by 11:59PM June 29th, we're offering you up $250 off! That's right, the absolute cheapest way to purchase your skis for the coming season. Haven't you waited long enough? Tell your wife, your husband, your mom or dad; this is only going to last for a few weeks!

So what’s the catch? Your skis will be shipped to you by October 15th, so you will get them well before Winter 2018 hits. To get this deal just go to the skis page (they're already discounted), call us at 231.459.4323, or stop by the shop!

Order by Date: 11:59PM on June 29th

Ship by Date: October 15th

Carbon Fiber Skis vs Fiberglass Skis - Skis Handmade in the USA


STANDARD LAYUP


Our standard layup construction includes a select cut Ash hardwood core wrapped with triaxial fiberglass and carbon fiber stringers under the core. The carbon stringers are used to increase pop and rebound energy in the ski, while complementing the predictable and torsionally rigid feel of the triaxial fiberglass.

WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

The standard layup is best suited for the majority of skiers, it blends the traditional hardwood core with an energetic feel. Skis utilizing this construction perform virtually the same as their Pure Carbon counterpart. Best for all mountain skiing with limited backcountry touring.


NANOMAG® DAMPING SYSTEM LAYUP


This method of construction incorporates a sheet of nanoMAG® magnesium into our Standard Layup that significantly reduces vibration and chatter in the nastiest conditions. The damping of the material increases edge hold and creates an exceptionally smooth ride.

WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

The nanoMAG® Damping System is suited for the skier looking for the ultimate in smooth skiing, especially when making high speed turns. This option maximizes grip on ice. Two words to describe this option are "Smooth and Stable". This will slightly reduce liveliness (vs. Standard or Pure Carbon) but gives you that Cadillac Ride!

Custom Ski Graphics

Semi-Custom Topsheet - $50

Includes two options from the list below:

Full Custom Topsheet - $100

Once you've placed your order we will contact you regarding your graphic and always send you a mockup of the graphic on skis prior to printing!

Need help? Have an idea for a graphic but have NO IDEA how to put it into print?We can make that idea a reality for a reasonable design fee. Just contact us and we’ll get to work!

Want to order your skis now but don’t have your graphic ready? No problem! Go ahead and order, add the graphic fee and put a note on your order that you’ll send your graphic at a later date.

Printing Specs and more info can be found at https://www.skishaggys.com/pages/custom-ski-graphics

Ski 2 Year Warranty - Satisfaction Guarantee - Free Shipping

Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee


Go ahead and mount them up!

Ski them for up to 5 days and if you don't love them, send them back! We genuinely want you to have the best experience on snow you can.

Skis cannot have any signs of damage or excessive wear and they must only contact snow during this 5 day period. That means if you go ski in rocky terrain or hit rails, they become ineligible for a return.

*Only applies to stock products without customizations

Satisfaction Guarantee Details

2 Year Warranty


We stand behind our products

What is covered? We warrant out product agains defects in materials and workmanship. Basically, we cover your skis as they are in contact with snow. We build with the best materials and durability is paramount, but we cannot cover impacts with non-snow surfaces.

Ever have an issue, just contact us and we've got you covered. Have an issue outside of warranty coverage or smash into some rocks? We'll still help you out, there's almost nothing we can't repair.

Free repairs are available to any of our customers, just get them to us and pay for return shipping (we can get you some good shipping rates).

Warranty Details

Free Ski Shipping


Anywhere in the USA

We ship orders over $99 free within the USA! Skis are shippped normally via USPS Priority Mail for fast service, in some instances we will use UPS or Fedex. If you need expedited shipping, please call us at 231.459.4323 for more options!

Frequently Asked Questions

Carbon Fiber Skis vs Fiberglass Skis - Skis Handmade in the USA


STANDARD LAYUP


Our standard layup construction includes a select cut Ash hardwood core wrapped with triaxial fiberglass and carbon fiber stringers under the core. The carbon stringers are used to increase pop and rebound energy in the ski, while complementing the predictable and torsionally rigid feel of the triaxial fiberglass.

WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

The standard layup is best suited for the majority of skiers, it blends the traditional hardwood core with an energetic feel. Skis utilizing this construction perform virtually the same as their Pure Carbon counterpart. Best for all mountain skiing with limited backcountry touring.


PURE CARBON LAYUP


Our Pure Carbon construction includes an ultra lightweight biaxial Carbon Fiber (+-45 deg. orientation) coupled with a slightly heavier unidirectional Carbon Fiber. A full Carbon model allows for an exceptionally lightweight and responsive ski. The exceptionally high strength and stiffness of the Carbon Fiber allows us to use a lightweight Poplar wood core, that is Select Cut in Northern Michigan. For maximum binding screw retention, we mill out the core and place an extra retention plate in the binding area. Average weight savings versus their standard counterpart is 1.6 - 1.8 LB/Pair.

WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

The Pure Carbon layup is best suited for the skier looking to often use the ski for backcountry touring where the weight savings allows for more climbing, or someone looking for the lightest ski. Many skiers have reported back that they are able to increase their on-snow time when the conditions are rough, primarily due to reduced muscle fatigue. Skis utilizing this construction perform virtually the same as their standard counterpart, however have a significant weight savings.

*Please note that due to the opacity of Carbon Fiber, skis with this construction will not have "clear windows" into the core as on some models. The windows will instead show the carbon fiber on top of the wood core. Alternatively, and based on availability you may specify to have your graphic printed on a lightweight matte finish white material. Ski graphics with "windows" to see the core, will be white instead.

Skis Sold Direct to You

2017/2018 Ski Presale


How it works

Here's the deal! We are taking early orders for the 2017/18 Season at a huge discount. Who doesn't like a good deal? So when you place an order for new skis by 11:59PM June 30th, we're offering you up $250 off! That's right, the absolute cheapest way to purchase your skis for the coming season. Haven't you waited long enough? Tell your wife, your husband, your mom or dad; this is only going to last for a few weeks!

So what’s the catch? Your skis will be shipped to you by October 15th, so you will get them well before Winter 2018 hits. To get this deal just go to the skis page (they're already discounted), call us at 231.459.4323, or stop by the shop!

Order by Date: 11:59PM on June 30th

Ship by Date: October 15th

Carbon Fiber Skis vs Fiberglass Skis - Skis Handmade in the USA


STANDARD LAYUP


Our standard layup construction includes a select cut Ash hardwood core wrapped with triaxial fiberglass and carbon fiber stringers under the core. The carbon stringers are used to increase pop and rebound energy in the ski, while complementing the predictable and torsionally rigid feel of the triaxial fiberglass.

WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

The standard layup is best suited for the majority of skiers, it blends the traditional hardwood core with an energetic feel. Skis utilizing this construction perform virtually the same as their Pure Carbon counterpart. Best for all mountain skiing with limited backcountry touring.


NANOMAG® DAMPING SYSTEM LAYUP


This method of construction incorporates a sheet of nanoMAG® magnesium into our Standard Layup that significantly reduces vibration and chatter in the nastiest conditions. The damping of the material increases edge hold and creates an exceptionally smooth ride.

WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

The nanoMAG® Damping System is suited for the skier looking for the ultimate in smooth skiing, especially when making high speed turns. This option maximizes grip on ice. Two words to describe this option are "Smooth and Stable". This will slightly reduce liveliness (vs. Standard or Pure Carbon) but gives you that Cadillac Ride!


PURE CARBON LAYUP


Our Pure Carbon construction includes an ultra lightweight biaxial Carbon Fiber (+-45 deg. orientation) coupled with a slightly heavier unidirectional Carbon Fiber. A full Carbon model allows for an exceptionally lightweight and responsive ski. The exceptionally high strength and stiffness of the Carbon Fiber allows us to use a lightweight Poplar wood core, that is Select Cut in Northern Michigan. For maximum binding screw retention, we mill out the core and place an extra retention plate in the binding area. Average weight savings versus their standard counterpart is 1.6 - 1.8 LB/Pair.

WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

The Pure Carbon layup is best suited for the skier looking to often use the ski for backcountry touring where the weight savings allows for more climbing, or someone looking for the lightest ski. Many skiers have reported back that they are able to increase their on-snow time when the conditions are rough, primarily due to reduced muscle fatigue. Skis utilizing this construction perform virtually the same as their standard counterpart, however have a significant weight savings.

*Please note that due to the opacity of Carbon Fiber, skis with this construction will not have "clear windows" into the core as on some models. The windows will instead show the carbon fiber on top of the wood core. Alternatively, and based on availability you may specify to have your graphic printed on a lightweight matte finish white material. Ski graphics with "windows" to see the core, will be white instead.

Carbon Fiber Skis vs Fiberglass Skis - Skis Handmade in the USA


STANDARD LAYUP


Our standard layup construction includes a select cut Ash hardwood core wrapped with triaxial fiberglass and carbon fiber stringers under the core. The carbon stringers are used to increase pop and rebound energy in the ski, while complementing the predictable and torsionally rigid feel of the triaxial fiberglass.

WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

The standard layup is best suited for the majority of skiers, it blends the traditional hardwood core with an energetic feel. Skis utilizing this construction perform virtually the same as their Pure Carbon counterpart. Best for all mountain skiing with limited backcountry touring.


NANOMAG® DAMPING SYSTEM LAYUP


This method of construction incorporates a sheet of nanoMAG® magnesium into our Standard Layup that significantly reduces vibration and chatter in the nastiest conditions. The damping of the material increases edge hold and creates an exceptionally smooth ride.

WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

The nanoMAG® Damping System is suited for the skier looking for the ultimate in smooth skiing, especially when making high speed turns. This option maximizes grip on ice. Two words to describe this option are "Smooth and Stable". This will slightly reduce liveliness (vs. Standard or Pure Carbon) but gives you that Cadillac Ride!

Carbon Fiber Skis vs MidLight Fiberglass Skis - Skis Handmade in the USA


MIDLIGHT LAYUP


Our MidLight Construction combines a laminated Ash and Poplar hardwood core wrapped with a lighter Triaxial Fiberglass and twice the unidirectional Carbon Fiber of the standard construction. This construction style reduces the weight of the ski by ~1/2 lb/pair while maintaining all the energetic characteristics of our Standard Ash construction. With the MidLight construction, you get a ski that's on the lighter side of the spectrum, but is rock solid when it comes to charging through nasty variable snow.

WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

This is best suited for someone who will be exploring all parts of the mountain and likely doing a fair amount of off-piste skiing where maneuvering a lighter ski is easier. It is also great for a person looking for a daily driver ski that can also be used for backcountry touring.


PURE CARBON LAYUP


Our Pure Carbon construction includes an ultra lightweight biaxial Carbon Fiber (+-45 deg. orientation) coupled with a slightly heavier unidirectional Carbon Fiber. A full Carbon model allows for an exceptionally lightweight and responsive ski. The exceptionally high strength and stiffness of the Carbon Fiber allows us to use a lightweight Poplar wood core, that is Select Cut in Northern Michigan. For maximum binding screw retention, we mill out the core and place an extra retention plate in the binding area. Average weight savings versus their standard counterpart is 1.6 - 1.8 LB/Pair.

WHICH CONSTRUCTION SHOULD I GET?

The Pure Carbon layup is best suited for the skier looking to often use the ski for backcountry touring where the weight savings allows for more climbing, or someone looking for the lightest ski. Many skiers have reported back that they are able to increase their on-snow time when the conditions are rough, primarily due to reduced muscle fatigue. Skis utilizing this construction perform virtually the same as their standard counterpart, however have a significant weight savings.

*Please note that due to the opacity of Carbon Fiber, skis with this construction will not have "clear windows" into the core as on some models. The windows will instead show the carbon fiber on top of the wood core.

Custom Ski Graphics

Semi-Custom Topsheet - $50

Includes two options from the list below:

Full Custom Topsheet - $100

Once you've placed your order we will contact you regarding your graphic and always send you a mockup of the graphic on skis prior to printing!

Need help? Have an idea for a graphic but have NO IDEA how to put it into print?We can make that idea a reality for a reasonable design fee. Just contact us and we’ll get to work!

Want to order your skis now but don’t have your graphic ready? No problem! Go ahead and order, add the graphic fee and put a note on your order that you’ll send your graphic at a later date.

Printing Specs and more info can be found at https://www.skishaggys.com/pages/custom-ski-graphics

Sizing Chart

Sizing skis is a little bit of an art and a little bit of a science. There are numerous factors that all effect the optimal ski length for you. 

Blog Post About How to Size and Pick Skis

A few of the factors are:

The list could go on and on, but if you need help with the decision, always feel free to call us at 231.459.4323, live chat, or email us!

Here's a basic chart based solely on height, to get you started.

Height Suggested Lengths (cm)
5' 135-155
5'2" 145-165
5'4" 150-170
5'6" 155-175
5'8" 160-180
5'10" 165-185
6' 170-190
6'2" 175-195
6'4" 180-200