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Waist Width: 66
The i.Supershape Speed is the most carving-focused model in the Supershape series, with a 119 mm tip and 66 mm waist (at 170 cm), nearly identical to Head's World Cup skis. It also has a short, 14.3 radius (at 170 m) designed for quick and snappy turns. For something similar but slightly wider with a shorter radius, check out the i.Supershape Magnum. And for something similar but quite a bit wider with more all mountain focus, check out the i.Supershape Titan and i.Supershape Rally. The Supershape Series specializes in race-like skis designed to perform both inside and outside of the gates. WC Sandwich Cap Construction includes a variety of materials including Graphene (Head says this is "the strongest, lightest and thinnest material known to mankind") and titanal, collectively designed for responsiveness and power. Speed Rocker lifts tips up and off the ground earlier than a traditional ski, intended to initiate turns easier and avoid any hooking. KERS technology stiffens the tail on your way out of each turn, designed to keep edges locked down on the ground instead of getting tossed all over the mountain. Whether you're trying to catch up with Ted Ligety, trying to win your local beer league, or just trying to go make some smooth groomer turns, this might be the best series Head has to offer you. Head, based in Kennelbach, Austria, was founded in 1950. Its U.S. headquarters are in Boulder, Colorado.