Head i Supershape Magnum

2013

Freestyle
Head
Price: £615.00 (with binding)
Overall:
On piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
Bumps:
Ease of use:
Suitability for level:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Advanced Upper Expert
Sidecut 121-71-107
Turn radius 13.5 (170)
Lengths 149, 156, 163, 170, 177
Construction KERS
Worldcup sandwich construction
Speedflex plate
Strengths Smooth and grippy - looks awesome
Weaknesses Needs more pop and energy in the flex pattern

They say

We say

The Magnum has a construction derived from Head’s race division. It also uses the KERS system which takes electrical energy from the ski to energise fibres, which then adds power at the end of the turn. The new graphics look brilliant, particularly the fluorescent sidewalls. It’s a ski that looks ready for action. On the move it lives up to the expectations - grippy and quick onto the edge. It feels well suited to medium-shaped turns on the piste where it has good levels of grip and carves out a smooth arc. In shorter turns it didn’t have the pop and energy we were expecting - perhaps that KERS system needs to be ramped up!

Tester Comments

Lee Townend
Quick edge to edge in long turns. Very solid at speed
Nicko Braxton
Feels as though it’s over damped. A smooth ride but needs more zip