Head The Caddy (2017) - Ski Mag

Head The Caddy (2017)


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Price: $475.00
Year: 2017
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 84
Tip/Tail/Waist: 120-84-109
Lengths: 171, 176, 181

The 2017 Head Caddy is virtually identical in shape to the Framewall, the top model in Head's park-ski collection. It's built with the same rugged wood-core laminate construction, with extra-thick sidewalls that resist damage, lacking only the extra durability (and expense) of Head's Framewall 360-degree sidewall construction. Head's Freeski collection of park-ready twin-tip midfats includes three models, two at 84 mm (Framewall and Caddy) and one at 79 mm (The Show). With traditional shaping (non-symmetrical, aft-of-center-waisted) they're equipped for all-mountain freeriding as well as terrain-park jibbing. All are built to withstand abuse in the park, with durable wood-core laminate constructions. The top two models feature extra rugged sidewalls (Head's extra-thick Tuffwalls in the Caddy and its Framewall construction in the flagship Framewall model), while the Show is built with a more economical and less demanding cap construction. All feature Head's PNP rocker profile, with 20 percent tip rocker, 10 percent tail rocker-for soft-snow flotation and terrain-smoothing shock absorption-and the rest of the ski's length traditionally cambered, for carvability and rebound energy. All are sold flat (no binding). Head Skis is owned by a Dutch company that also owns Tyrolia bindings. Its factory headquarters are in Kennelbach, Austria; U.S. headquarters are in Boulder, Colo. Head was founded in 1950 by American recreational skier and aeronautical engineer Howard Head, who is acknowledged as the first ski designer to successfully combine metal and plastics in ski design. -J.C.