today I want to show you my new hot skis snowshoe these are at a hundred and forty-five centimeter long version they do have one in 125 on the 145 you'll notice that the binding is mounted forward of the center point which works really well for climbing in the deep snow please come with these Universal bindings has a ratchet system I found that for my large size 13 feet I had to cut a few more notches in here to make my my big shoes fit Universal binding it worked very well I've adjusted for my feet bring this around slip it in got a ratchet system you tighten down with a very well please because using these up in the Northwoods at minus 32 fahrenheit which is minus 35 centigrade nothing snapper came apart so that was a good thing a good cold weather test it's recommended that you have a boot that has a flexible sole for the way these skis work and binding works this is the bottom of the ski got a nice surface got a climbing skin built in that can be replaced if it ever we're wear out I found it did an excellent job for traction even on steep inclines this is the adjustment that you fit your individual boot size to and that's where I had to for my big size 48 European size 13 us I cut a few more notches in here get a little bit more extension but as I've noted I think these could be cut off they don't really do anything I'm going to apply this little knob here to show how well these things climb why miss again extreme case I did it so I can show you the real advantage of these ski snowshoe combinations you turn around and come back from a track then go a lot easier they really do a great job even in a deep snow and keeping right up on top and I think one of the bigger is damages is with the ski snowshoe I like my skis because on the return it always goes easier you I've used these in two feet of soft snow and they kept me up on top and they were very easy maneuvering tryout with snowshoes

Hok Ski-snowshoe Review

21 thoughts on “Hok Ski-snowshoe Review

  • June 20, 2019 at 2:20 pm
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    Had to chuckle at the final remark! Thanks for sharing this info with us. I am digging through the back videos to see all you have posted over the years, and not necessarily in order. You are my "Back in the good old days, when I was young" historian! Thank you, sir!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:20 pm
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    Thanks for this video ! I got my first pair of Hoks two weeks ago & now am waiting for snow ❄️! I have snowshoed for many years & really enjoy it but was hoping to find something where I would be able to glide rather than trudge. I think the Hoks will fit the bill !!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:20 pm
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    My first pair of snowshoes and they are excellent.==>ur2.pl/1122 Easy to put on, easy to use and great quality for a great price.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:20 pm
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    Raisinheelbcandteleequip I noticed that the bindings ("X-trace Universal" from Altai skis) were put on opposite (L>R) to what I would recommend. Not sure how much it matters but I think the buckles should be to the outside to help prevent hanging up as one skis or strides along…..

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:20 pm
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    thanks for the vid

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:20 pm
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    I believe those adjustment buckles on the bindings should be on the outside, n'est ce pas?

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:20 pm
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    I've had mine for a winter and a half . I really like them but for whatever reason mine don't glide downhill at all . I have to use the same motion as on the flat to get down a hill . It's easier of course but even on steep hill , unless well packed , it still takes effort .

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:20 pm
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    Look boys and girls. HOKS are cool, BUT. and as the historic recent global inventor / instigator of gliding snowshoes. Hoks you still don't get it!!
    I mean the Nords began skin skiing 6000 years ago. I invented YUPI Skishoes out of Whistler for snowboarding purposes,what in 1996 . Then we discovered they became insane fun for many others within our Whistler lifestyle??!! We then realized,— how awesome,— this could bring skiing to the world. Ranchers, farmers, people that could not afford skiing; like just strap em on and go —-Anywhere there is soft or even just softish snow.
    The truth is Yupi Skishoes design and genra is still the best.
    OK Hoks, get your dandruff up. I don't care. I'm 64. What I by this message is for you guys to do a better job. You need to make Much more stable bindings for one. And you need to tell everyone they need medium shell Soft snowboard boots!! Period. It doesn't matter what the skill or desire level is. The combination of a good binding and Boot makes ALL the difference, whether hi end or golf course.Hi end, the Yupi Design kills anything. but of course, you can't rollerskate in a watermellon patch, and you cannot wind surf without wind. AND you can't use gliding snowshoes without some soft snow. The steeper the deeper. if you don't GETIT. look up my old vids on YouTube under Scott Fennell.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:20 pm
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    I finally bit the bullet and ordered these in 125 with the pivot bindings. Looking forward to getting out on them. Are you still liking yours? Thanks.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:20 pm
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    Good morning Martin, thanks for the demo, do you use these regularly in the North Country or are they more of a specialty ski? Perhaps for deep snow/trail breaking?

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:20 pm
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    vittu mikä Spede

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:20 pm
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    Is there a weight limit for these?

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:20 pm
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    It isn't necessary to cut the bindings to accommodate size 13 & 14 boots. The slides on the bindings are spring-loaded so all you have to do is push backward with your heel and they will open up another 3/4" or so. Otherwise, nice video.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:20 pm
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    Don't you have the bindings backwards…buckles to inside, rather than outside?

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:20 pm
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    Very helpful demo showing how the Hok skis fit and work. Thank you!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:20 pm
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    nice review on the bindings thanks, your poles appear to be a bit too short and they are making you hunch over, try some longer ones maybe

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:20 pm
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    Just took mine out for the first time today, really had a great time with them. I didn't have any ski or snowshoe experience (other than watching YouTube reviews like yours) and was just looking for a winter sport to take up while my trail bike hibernates for the winter. Thanks for the video, it helped me decide to purchase – and I'm having a lot of fun with them!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:20 pm
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    This was great, thanks!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:20 pm
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    If you have longer poles with larger baskets you might get more progress  than with the poles shown…

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:20 pm
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    Hi Martin, I've been thinking of getting a pair of Hoks. Thanks for the review. I'm convinced now that I need a pair of these. -Bill

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