Head Monster i.M 88 (2007)

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Rating: / 5
Price: $900.00
Year: 2007
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 125-88-112
Lengths: 164, 175, 186

Stability at speed: 3.50 / 5
Hard snow performance: 2.90 / 5
Crud performance: 2.95 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.70 / 5

Pro Unquestionably one of the stouter constructions in the category, this powerful Austrian mountain crusher rules with an iron fist. No, not iron—Liquid Metal, a proprietary alloy of great resilience and durability. The Monster’s defining characteristic is unshakable stability, but that’s not solely attributable to the Liquid Metal layers in its wood-core layup. Intelligence Technology also deserves credit. Special fibers are laid at angles to resist twisting; when the ski twists, the fibers create mechanical energy that is converted to electrical energy, which in turn stiffens the fibers, instantly increasing rigidity. But the Monster has a lighter side. "Fun and well balanced," said Wheatley. "Nice combination of quickness, float and stability." Con Damp and stable to a fault; not ideal for those who prize liveliness.