Sporting a fatter 80mm waist, you might think the Titan would be hard-pressed to hang with the new crop of skinny frontside rippers. “Wrong,” interjects tester Trump. The wider platform comes with a pronounced sidecut. Tip it into a turn—easy, thanks to subtle tip rocker—and it locks into a 14-meter arc. The benefit of its girth? It’s less exacting when you hiccup at speed, and it floats when the corn gets mushy. Takeaway: An intermediate could ski it, but an expert wouldn’t feel hamstrung.
Swami gripe: It’s more of a carving ski than a detuned racer.
Swami like: “Holy scheiße,” said a tester. “It sticks like a pig no matter how fast you’re going.”
Overall: 4.6 Stability: 4.6 Carving Pleasure: 4.8 Dimensions: 137/80/117, $1,150, head.com
From the Early Winter 2016 issue.