Head Cyclic 115 Ski Test Results 2016 Review

September 16, 2015
Head Cyclic 115 Ski Test Results 2016
GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
82
Responsiveness
6
Stability
8
Float
8
Firm Snow Survival
7
Forgiveness
6
Value
7

The Good

  • Fast and stable
  • Damp in the crud
  • Can load up for turns
  • Good hardback performance

The Bad

  • Feels heavy
  • Not as much float
  • Not playful
THE VERDICT

As seems to be a theme with Head skis in this year's test, the Cyclic 115 featured enough versatility to handle powder, crud, and the hardpack as well. For heavy turning, more aggressive skiers that is. Freestyle skiers will prefer some of the more playful skis in this category.

FULL REVIEW

From top to bottom, through the powder, crud, and even on the groomed, Head’s Cyclic 115 provided the same stability, power and edge-hold. A mix of rocker, deep sidecut, and a dual sandwich-cap construction result in a predictable, confident turning ski that Western and PNW lift-served skiers could use reliably most of the year.

This is not a playful ski ala the Norwalk or Bent Chetler, and can start to feel heavier to turn throughout the day. It also has to be aggresively weighted for short swing turns. Recommended for all-mountain skiers who like to sink into those faster mid-radius turns and work it all year.

 


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MSRP
$800.00
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