Head Venturi 95 (2016)


Rating: 2.70 / 5
Price: $600.00
Year: 2016
Level: 4
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 95
Tip/Tail/Waist: 140-95-126
Lengths: 161,171,181,191

Stability at speed: 2.76 / 5
Hard snow performance: 2.73 / 5
Crud performance: 2.64 / 5
Flotation: 2.81 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.41 / 5
Overall: 2.70 / 5

The Venturi 95 is the skinniest ski in the Freeride series, with a 140 mm tip, 95 mm waist, and 126 mm tail (at 181 cm). These dimensions are designed for powder skiing for the most part, but the practical waist is intended to allow for optimal carving on the less deep days. The ski's 16 m radius (at 181 cm) is also designed with versatility in mind, intended for a wide variety of turns depending on what the day presents you with. TNT Rocker, Head's most aggressive rocker profile, lifts tips and tails up and off the ground, designed to float on powder and get up and over variable conditions. The profile makes the ski 40% rockered, while 60% remains cambered underfoot, designed for optimal carving. This is perhaps the most versatile ski in the Freeride series, designed for practicality on any day. For something similar but wider, check out the Collective 105, Cyclic 115, and Turbine 125. The Freeski series is Head's most powder-focused series, with waist widths ranging between 95 - 124 mm. Sandwich Cap Construction is designed to hold everything together no matter how hard you're charging with 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. This construction also features a cap that wraps over part of the sidewall, intended to prevent edges and sidewalls from catching on variable snow. If you're a fan of skiing deep snow, jumping off cliffs, and barreling through chutes, 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.