Head Venturi 95

2015

Men's Freeride
Head
Price: £550.00 (with binding)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Steeps:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Lower Intermediate Upper Advanced Upper Expert Upper Intermediate
Sidecut 140-95-126
Turn radius 16m (181cm)
Lengths 161, 171, 181
Construction TNT rocker
Sandwichwood core
Independent Suspension System
Strengths Easy to use, great fun, reactive turn shape
Weaknesses Strong skiers would need more width and power for freeride

They say

The Venturi uses an ‘exoskeleton’ tip and tail to reduce swingweight and dampen vibration, while having a sandwich wood core. It incorporates a traditional wood core and sidewall construction with an outer cap layer

We say

This ski gives an exceptionally smooth ride, that’s matched up to a tight turn radius that gives instant reaction when the ski is tilted onto its edge. Initiating the turn is really easy and you can feel that light swingweight and Rocker doing its job, this is another ski that’s incredibly easy to use, and feels completely on your side. On the piste its great fun, with plenty of edge grip while arcing out medium to long arcs. In powder it still holds its own, with a light, soft character, strong freeriders will want something wider than this, with a stiffer flex to really punch through, but for most mere mortals it’s a brilliant all mountain choice.

Tester Comments

Chris Taine
A freeride ski best suited to those who still want high levels of performance on the groomers. A versatile ski that just feels right when you click in and ride.
Al Morgan
Works brilliantly as a freeride ski, it's narrower than many in this category but still strong enough to get through.