Hendryx Purple Haze

Hendryx Purple Haze
Category: All mountain
Level: Advanced
Brand: Hendryx
Modelyear: 2015
Measure (Tip/Waist/Tail): 134/100/128 mm Turning radius: 16.00 m Weight: 1688 gram (164 cm)
Sizes: 164,172,182 cm
(Official information from Hendryx)


What do you think about Hendryx Purple Haze?
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free_fall
02/01/2020
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Strenghts:
Incredibly all-round.
Fantastic in long carving turns.
Stable in all types of bumps

Weaknesses:
The playfulness of the pillows.
Planning flow in pillows.

Summary:
The skiing is fantastic in many areas but shines almost mostly in soft slopes, where it is extremely fun.
In the off-piste, it can handle anything that can emerge from hard, steep trixical areas to open fields.
In loose snow it is best enjoyed in short turns, when you let go and want the ski to level up on the snow it does not really do that, I feel. It is slightly too stiff for the real flow to be achieved.

Model year: 2012
Riding style: Off gun, powder, gun
Length on the ski: 182 cm
Riders weight: 100 kg
Riders length: 180 cm

encanto
05/06/2018
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Weaknesses:
A little wide and the bonds can hook together when it's crowded. But crap in it. I'll sleep with these until next winter.

Summary:
They are like a magic flying mat. YES! At last I have found home !!!

Riding style: Alles. Big turns in hard piste feels like I'm sitting in a Bugatti Veiron. The speed only increases and increases.

QRikard
20/05/2015
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Strenghts:
Piste:
In the piste the waist feels so it's a bit to edge but on the edge it's like riding on a rails, it takes quite a bit of good technique and a bit of speed / pressure to get some life in them (I'm not really there yet). However, I hope that they will soften a bit over time and that my technique will improve, it will be more fun. I have never caused them to feel unstable (just untrained and technically inferior), but they are not made to put a 11 straight down the line because of the small radius they will want small shoulder in the trailing edge and feel insecure / nervous. I have never experienced flutter, they are softer but still stiffer than anything else on the market (in the same category).
These skis are to be driven actively and preferably cut, where they deliver large. They reward a good ride, but they can be sled and slap on too, but they still strive for cutting and more speed.

upcard:
Here it's going to be fun, really fun. The PH is rigid enough for you to choose to lie on the front and push through soft cuts on the cut. At the same time, the tip is wide, so a little less pressure, it's possible to jump over most things, just to keep track of the technology, so it's going to be really fun. It's all about technology and active driving, just standing straight ahead, they're no higher in my opinion, but on the edge, it's a completely different ski then it's just technology and strength that puts a stop. I appreciate almost harvested pillows more than untouched, it will be much playful ride and more options technically compared to just lying and surfing. The skis are even better when it's a bit more stable so it's possible to push in the turns.

Slush:
As a mixture between raised and cushioning really fun. If that is not the case, it's incredibly fun and rewarding, either surfing up and slipping over / jumping on all the little lanes that are available. Alternatives push down the edge and put a rail in nice S-turns through all the lanes all the way down.

Powder:
Hendryx PH is way too tight (very small rocker) so it's no problem to get your nose down (this is compared to modern puderskids that are longer and with a lot of rocker).
Shorter turns, however, are bouncing balls, just working a lot in the vertical and pushing out the skid, it does not make the nose underneath the snow, sometimes it's soft and wide (progressive rocker) for the skid to work back right next to the next turn. Cushions require more technology and active driving for them to be corrected, but for those who like to swing and go active it's all the more fun when everything falls into place. Rear weight is no height (no matter before), these skis want to push forward or centered to deliver any further rides. If you need to get up the tips, it's almost always better to push down the skis in turn and let the tips work up.

I have worked a lot on a couple of nordica four arrows 80 pro 2013 (http://www.freeride.se/prylar/skidor/2013/nordica/fire-arrow-80-pro.html). Love this ski that works in all bowls including pillows but requires technology since it is relatively narrow in the waist. Hendryx PH behaves surprisingly alike but clearly broader with all that means, and feels clearly stiffer, but it's more likely that my four arrows softened over time ...

Regarding hendryx and rocker / early rise I like their concept. They are a bit smoother (and ridiculously wide) for the tip to work a little further up in the depths, but the rocker is small enough to keep the "full" edge in the back to avoid losing performance in harder before and get flared like many other skis with a lot of rocker. I think this works well, because in hard times it's really hard to compensate for flattering techniques, but in pillows it's good to change technology and get a stiffer skid to pop up and be calm.

Weaknesses:
The color, significantly darker purple and rather dull, discreet and straightforward, but very different from the image online.

The width is a bit tricky if you go for a walk, first you have to find 140 mm stitches to cut to have a lash up all the way. Then the width makes it quite difficult to tilt when it's hard, the torque takes on your feet and knees. Shorter trips work well but this is no slip for those who want to go far despite the importance of this year's version is clearly more reasonable (about 2kg / skid in 172) it's not easy.

See above for comments on the basis. But overall, I do not see any direct "weaknesses " on the slide without it being nicely so the disadvantages feel balanced and as a reasonable compromise on the benefits.

Duckstance:
I have mounted my inserts so I can choose to have the tie in duckstance according to recommendation or normal mounting 1 cm from the boot center line. The difference is quite marginal after I tested but I thought the ride was more comfortable with normal assembly, however, can not explain exactly why. I did not get saved by duckstance but try, at least I will try a little more because it may have a point.

Summary:
If you want a clean powder slide and surf down the mountain with the rest of the banana-rocker gang, this is probably the wrong ski run. On the other hand, if you want to ride the whole mountain all day and are prepared to practice some technology, it will be even more fun with a few PH.

Hendryx feels quite niced against an active rider with good technology that prioritizes performance on hard / uphill before flowing in pillows. If you do not like this concept then it will be a really hard ride that will live your own life and you will not have much to say about. Anyone who likes or strives for active and technical driving will probably be happier in the long run.

Not optimal for turbulent but works, however, the 2015 model is valid if you want to go for a walk because the older models are significantly heavier, even though 2015 is not a lightweight ...

Riding style: Pillows, punches, slashes, pistes and everything in between with active speed control, preferably shorter turns.
Length on the ski: 172 cm
Riders weight: 60 kg
Riders length: 170 cm

CalleBoart
16/03/2015
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Strenghts:
Works just about everywhere !! Is it rock hard, just drive! Is it crowded in the woods, just drive! Is it upset, just driving it with! And when there are pillows, you do not even have to think!

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Summary:
Grammmest all the mountain ski you can own! Fy satan, pull me in my tail and hit me on the hill !! Absolutely unassuming!

Riding style: Freeride
Length on the ski: 172 cm
Riders weight: 74 kg
Riders length: 170 cm

GoranC
27/02/2013
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Strenghts:
Very allround, a real allmountain ski
Stable, lightweight, very good bite in all bowls
Do not feel at all as wide the probe is with duckstans

Weaknesses:
No longer, they thought they had bad ice cubes, but a grinding was fine

Summary:
After spending more than 20 days on the skis in all bowls, I can only be satisfied
I chose PH before Funken when I wanted a bit softer (if an HX can be considered soft) skis that do not always have to be driven in max.
The skis work for everything and have lifted my ski slope a couple of snaps. First thought that the icecream was shabby but a rippling cure on it. With freshly cut knife sharp edges, they go on the rails on the hardest cannon. From the factory they did not have all that bite.

Model year: 2013
Riding style: Everything except the park and the puck. Fort with a lot of turn and G-forces
Length on the ski: 182 cm
Riders weight: 93 kg
Riders length: 193 cm

blomman67
07/01/2013 (Modified: 29/01/2013)
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Strenghts:
The edge grip is unbelievable, many have said it before I say it again. BACKGROUND sincerely good =)
As soon as you started the turn, they are sitting as cast in the snow, impossible to fail. YOU will be a better rider.
Very easy to get rid of, if you want to get out of the cut, just release some pressure, so you can swing easily, easily.

In 15-20 cm Sweden dump they do not get rid of either, flowing well.
Beautifully maneuvered in the woods, you can ride slowly but they swing easily anyway.

Weaknesses:
Sometimes the ski can feel liite short in the offpiste, perhaps most mentally, it's quite wide but looks:) short out in front of the boot.

Summary:
The optimal ski slope for the piste, jumping or manchester GRYMMA, I have not tried a better all-round ski-piste than Ph'n and compare to Nordica Patron and Skilogik's Howitzer, 2 beautiful skis in the piste. In the offpiste when it starts to get a lot of snow, ie 15 cm sneezing and over, it feels like it could have been liite anymore, but I think it's my lack of good technique and my ovana on mid-mounted skis that makes me a bit shy of to end up on the nose

Rides 40 days / year mostly in the piste but ends with 2v in Björkliden and Gränsen where there will only be offpiste / cushions.
Is advanced in the piste but still learn in the offpiste.

Edit: Have tested them in the powder properly now and have to say that in order to be so damn good in the piste I was shocked at how well they go in 20-30 cm pads, not to mention cushions that you can bet in principle how hard:) They simply do not get lost somewhere.

Model year: 2012
Riding style: Pist 70% offpist 20% powder 10%
Length on the ski: 182 cm
Riders weight: 82 kg
Riders length: 179 cm

rawland
06/03/2011
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Strenghts:
An enormously powerful ski that requires powerful driving. Do you have that property, you become the steel man together?
Total control at high speeds is consistent with racing teams.
A good skier will be twice as good with Purple Haze.

Weaknesses:
Requires almost always to be cut, stand straight up & down on them so they can become fluttery. But what can you ask for with a waistband of 110 cm.
If you drive on a full island and are finished last afternoon, there may be a change of place. If you do not agree with these, they live their own lives, even if you drive slowly (transport stretches)
The graphics are absolutely awesome, people are glowing and giving comments no snack. However, unlike the big brands, the surface is relatively soft, which makes the edges pretty quickly nourished.

Summary:
I thought the supplier description felt a bit overkill .... it was before I put myself on them.

Shut up!!!

I bought the skis mainly for free skating, which they are absolutely wonderful to. But in the piste, these offer up to date without the same. As previously written, it takes a while before JIMI accepts you as a friend. But when this happens, it's like a new world of carving opens.
Have with earlier skis often lost grip when pushing it outermost and want to shoulder, but with these you can squeeze, pushing to the outermost limit of Newton's laws.

I have known that I have been stuck in recent years, driving on Dynastar Legend last 2 senses. Good skiing no snack. But after ngr days with my purple it feels like I developed enormously. Can only gladly note that this is a material sport :)

Do you have the money buy and enjoy!

Model year: 2009
Riding style: Piste, Powder & Park
Length on the ski: 182 cm
Riders weight: 80 kg
Riders length: 174 cm

michka
14/02/2011
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Strenghts:
Awesome in the pist hard as soft, you can push them well much longer than you think!
The cruelty in the offpiste carries much better than I thought they would do and the forest harvest is magical!
I think they are very easy-going, even though I know that some do not like it.
Sick nice!

Weaknesses:
Have not found any than after my 30 day skiing.
Many people complain about the price but are definitely worth it!

Summary:
I have not tested any better skiing with these guys who can handle everything as well as this ski.
I have not regretted my purchase for a second!
The people at Hendryx are also very helpful and really take time if you have problems or questions so all cred to them!
Have just bought a pair of 917 and so the expectations for PH are very big!

Model year: 2011
Riding style: Piste-powder
Length on the ski: 182 cm
Riders weight: 85 kg
Riders length: 187 cm

fritte71
31/03/2010
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Strenghts:
Awesome nice in the piste, really nice grip and works pefectly in 3 meters bottomless pillows flowing like a dream !!
Have driven them 2 seasons and they are very good

Weaknesses:
Price

Summary:
A really good all mountain ski!
Have mounted a pitcher in a little duck position o They work really well!

Model year: 2007
Riding style: Pillows / Piste
Length on the ski: 172 cm
Riders weight: 78 kg
Riders length: 176 cm

Ace_DG
30/03/2009
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Strenghts:
I have driven MM 182: or a few hours in a piste, a non-comprehensive test in any way. Strengths then? The versatility, they seem to make it most impressive. I drove deep long carves at the right high speed, felt quite okay! The width of them feels at the beginning of the beginning and delays the edge change slightly, but one gets used to it. Shuttle skipping a 'la SL carvers, ie active fast edge changes, yodo it went, but with a lower swing rate of course.

The properties on loose substrates and in pillows I can not comment on, but MM knows to tell, and I know where he usually goes and how he goes, so they should be okay.

Weaknesses:
They could be 5-10 cm longer, I like long layers. Most feeling just. Duckstancen, a lot of talk about this FR, I did not feel honestly. Now this pair was right moderately angled, said MM.

Summary:
Well, a strange laugh! I would like to try them on other backgrounds before I release the 4th or 5th. I'm looking for new off-pistol tools in the future, and Hendryx's products have really turned up high on the interest rate, mostly due to versatility

Model year: 2008
Riding style: This year just piss, I admit, SL and GS racestock, but there will be new winters ...
Length on the ski: 182 cm
Riders weight: 93 kg
Riders length: 183 cm