Head Collective 105 (2013/2014) Review

August 31, 2013
Head Collective 105 (2013/2014)
GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
86
Float
6
Sluff-ability
7
Hard Snow Performance
10
Stability
10
Forgiveness
5
Value
8

The Good

  • Super stable
  • Great edgehold
  • No speed limit

The Bad

  • Slow swingweight
  • Not versatile
THE VERDICT

This is a great all-mountain pick for GS turn lovers who want to make wide, smooth arcs all over the mountain.

FULL REVIEW

Out testers loved the edgehold and stability of Head’s Collective 105, giving it rave reviews for being able to blast through off-piste crud and powder. This ski loves to make long arcs all over the mountain (yes, even on the hardpack), and will go as fast as you want with confidence.

In a lot of ways the 105 is the exact opposite of Dynastar’s Cham 107, as the Head ski does not like short swing turns, requires a little more effort to quickly get from edge to edge and offers power in the place of float. Its stiffer overall feel limits its versatility, and favors aggressive skiers who want to charge terrain with no speed limit. If that’s your style, this ski is a pure pleasure to drive down the mountain.

 


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MSRP
$700.00
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