Head Rev 85 Pro

2015

Men's All-Mountain
Head
Price: £550.00 (with binding)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
On piste short turns:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Lower Intermediate Upper Advanced Upper Expert Upper Intermediate
Sidecut 132-86-114
Turn radius 15.9m (177cm)
Lengths 163, 170, 177, 184
Construction Wood Core
Allride Rocker
Titanal Reinforcement
Strengths Very smooth, great turn shape
Weaknesses Hard to fault, felt grabby on this test but the tuning was erratic

They say

This year’s Rev sees the addition of a new topsheet while it continues with the award winning construction while using a shape comprising of Rocker through the front 20% and traditional camber along the rest of the ski.

We say

As always for an all mountain ski the Rev has really high levels of edge grip, the shovel takes charge in terms of dictating the start of the turn, it smoothly engages the edge and then leads the ski into a beautifully rounded arc. It’s very much in long to medium radius turns on the piste and chopped up conditions that the Rev 85 really scores, it’s solid on the edge, very easy to use and generally gives heaps of confidence for this type of skiing. We struggled a bit with the tuning on this particular test, so they did feel quite grabby, but from previous experience we know this is a brilliant ski.

Tester Comments

Mark Jones
Great all round piste ski, harder work in short turns
James Allen
Still a great ski, smooth, well damped and with a lovely turn shape for medium to long turns