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 Poster: A snowHead
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Hi,

I'm not sure if anyone can help. I've been skiing on an ancient set of of Head 260i ski's for the last 10 years and it's time for an upgrade.

I am no where near up to date on ski's/styles, could anyone recommend a simulacra style of more modern ski?

Thank you
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
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You should check out the Head iShape...either Speed or Magnum...which are probably their natural successor.
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What sort of skiing are you doing? i.e. mainly on smooth groomed piste or some off-piste too?

There are a lot of more versatile "All-Mountain" type skis around compared to 10 years ago and skis are generally getting wider and easier to live with. It's not unusual now to have piste oriented skis in the 80-90 mm waist range, that work pretty well in a very wide range of snow conditions. Tip and tail rocker is also pretty much standard today, making turn initiation and release much more user-friendly. I think you will be impressed with how much better skis are now.
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Thank you for the advice both. I'm mainly on piste.

Really interesting that the ski's are getting wider - last time I bought ski's they were getting shorter, can't make up their minds.
I'll check out the head iShape today but if you have any other recommendations trailmonster I would be keen to hear.
Heading out early March so I might try a couple of different options in the rental store if I haven't committed by then!
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I tried out the head world cup rebel iGSR's in Are and I loved them on the piste, but didn't really get on with the Shape MX's which I used a few weeks later in Les Gets. I also tried the Atomic Vantage 83 in Zell am See a couple of weeks after that and they were great in on the piste


Last edited by Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do. on Thu 15-02-18 14:28; edited 3 times in total
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bevanuk wrote:

I'll check out the head iShape today but if you have any other recommendations....

Other Piste skis to look at:

Dynastar Speed Zone 12 Ti
Rossignol Pursuit 700 Ti
Nordica Dobermann Spitfire Ti

IMO. If you spend most of your time on Piste, then you are better on a Piste Ski. All Mountain skis are getting better every year, but they are still a compromise.

if you want to try some All Mountain Skis, you might look at:
- Blizzard Brahma
- Rossignol Experience 88
- Dynastar Legend X88
- Volkl RTM 84
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