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Dec

10

2016

Pure Frontside Skis 2017: Head I.Supershape Titan

The wider platform comes with a pronounced sidecut.

Head I.Supershape Titan

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.

Head I.Supershape Titan

$1,150

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