Head Monster 88 2017 Review

October 13, 2016
Head Monster 88 2017
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GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
83
Responsiveness
8
Float
6
Versatility
7
Stability
8
Carving
7
Value
7

The Good

  • Beefy and confident
  • Crisp feel on the corduroy
  • Very stable
  • No speed limit
  • Loves to be on edge
  • Great for skiers who like to drive their turns

The Bad

  • Feels heavy
  • Better on piste
  • Needs to be steered
  • No float
  • Really a hard chargers ski
THE VERDICT

True to the hard charging reputation the Head Monster series has earned, this is a go fast, attack the fall-line, drop your hip into a deep arc kind of ski. Better at speeds when it's driven by people who likes to drive from the front seat, this is an expert's Frontside All Mountain ski.

FULL REVIEW

For hard chargers, ex-racers, technical skiers and fall-line carvers, Head’s Monster 88 is a very exciting ski. It grabs hold of an edge and mid-radius turn like few others, and exponentially enhances that power of control at higher speeds. It also excels on hardpack/groomed terrain.

The ski feels sluggish and heavy when you slow it down, and when you get too far off-piste. If you charge you really want this ski, but you better be ready to ski it every day of the year.

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WHERE TO BUY
MSRP
$800.00
ALSO AVAILABLE AT
$429.95
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