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Waist Width: 74
The Natural Instinct is a more carving-focused ski in the Instinct series, with a 127 mm tip, 74 mm waist, and 110 mm tail at 170 cm (tied with the Supreme Instinct Ti as the skinniest ski in the series). It also has a short, 13 m radius (at 170 cm) built for quick and snappy turns. Power Sidewall Jacket construction is built to hold everything together using Graphene (Head says this is "the strongest, lightest and thinnest material known to mankind"), a synthetic-injected core, and ABS plastic sidewalls, collectively designed for a lightweight profile and soft flex pattern. The all-new Instinct series is a carving-focused, all mountain series designed for ripping turns all over the mountain. It's similar to the all mountain Monster series technology-wise, but skinnier across the board. Camber underfoot is integrated for carving hardpack, while Allride Rocker lifts tips up and over powder and other varied terrain, designed for floatation and better turn initiation. Every ski in the series also has a different core construction, intended to each bring something different to the table. If you like to ski a little bit of everything, this is one of 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.