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head shape three vs supershape magnums

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I'm an intermediate skier, mainly on piste looking to kick on a bit from the lower end ski rental market.
I'm carving pretty well, but on the wrong side of 40 so not flying too quickly.

I'm looking at a pair of supershape magnums, and wondering if they would be wasted on me and I should just go for a pair of head shape threes. Any one any opinions? I guess the question is - can Skis be too good!

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personal opinion is always to go for the better ski as you're more likely to enjoy growing into it that growing out of it.

have skied the titans, big bro of the magnums, and they were ace. really nice and powerful out of the turn but not too demanding.
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jembir, i have a pair of magnums for sale in a 177 if your interested...
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nice of you to offer - but 177 not my size. How did you find them?
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I think they're a great ski. Love mine. Skiied about 18 weeks over 20 years and am confident strong intermediate skiier
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jembir, love em but have moved on to Titans which i love just a bit more....
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jembir, don't be put off by the rather strange information on the HEAD website.

I have the i.Superhape Speed, which HEAD describes as follows:

Speed: superfast [it's fully capable of my fastest speeds with complete stability, but "superfast"?]
Skill: top skiers [nonsense]
Terrain: racing slopes, steep slopes [I don't race at all, I'm a 41 year old 2 week per year recreational skier]
Style: excellent skiing technique [I'm a high level intermediate, possibly advanced, piste skier]
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jembir, I have the Mags and love them. I've skied the Titan too I think I'm right in saying the Magnums and the Titans have the same turn radius and being wider underfoot are no doubt a better all rounder. I'd have to ski them back to back to really offer a better opinion.

The Magnums are very easy to get on with at low speeds, which makes them flattering for those at your level. You probably won't get the most out of the but can certainly grow with them. If you really work them they are awesome fun and just scream for more!

I'd say they're ideally suited to a upper intermediate, or a bulky lower intermediate would also be well suited on them.

I have the 2011 177's.
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skimottaret, how old are they, what condition are they in, when could i get them and how cheap Smile
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Curtains, another SH picked up on this and is considering... can you wait a bit till he makes up his mind ?
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I can - will you send me a pm with the answers, I'm off doing my level 2 next weekend and think magnums would suite instaed of hiring out there, any thoughts?

I'm already taking my SL skis but only for fun on my days off as they are !^% and i'm 6ft Smile
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Curtains, they would be ideal i would think... I did my L3 tech on em and they were fine for BASI duties... I am 6'4" and 99kg ( inhaling a lot)
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Curtains, I'll have 2 sets of Titans for sale in 2 weeks time, one set @177 one set @163, both 2010/2011 model year with Freeflex Pro 14 bindings, both had 4 weeks use, great condition.

Only reason I'm selling them is I have 2 new sets on order.
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Spyderman, First dibs on the 177cm's?!?
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Spyderman wrote:
Curtains, I'll have 2 sets of Titans for sale in 2 weeks time, one set @177 one set @163, both 2010/2011 model year with Freeflex Pro 14 bindings, both had 4 weeks use, great condition.

Only reason I'm selling them is I have 2 new sets on order.


How mucho for the 177s? Madeye-Smiley
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Curtains, sorry but sold this weekend....
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Grizwald wrote:
jembir,
The Magnums are very easy to get on with at low speeds, which makes them flattering for those at your level.


Eh? I've been on Magnums now for two seasons, I reckon that they're hard work at low speeds. Wind 'em up a bit and they rip. Magnums track and hold edge like a freight train.

I'm 47yo and a tidy, charging carver. Cool
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another thumbs up for the Titans, they just love a bit of carving.

over 40 and only in my 4th season, class myself as intermediate and they're not too much unless you're a beginner
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Hello, folks.

I recently skied on Head shape three and was very happy with them. After checking online it seems that they are hard to find. Do you know of a place i can buy a pair or what is a direct replacement for them? The size i am after is 160cm. I am also interested in buying Head Next Edge 75 boots, size 28.5.

Thank you.

Simeon
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I recently skied on Head shape three and was very happy with them. After checking online it seems that they are hard to find.


The Head Shape 3 skis appear to be a cheap line of skis for the rental market from around 2009-2012 (possibly replaced by the Shape 72 skis). They might have been recently updated but probably the only place you'll find some is the ex rental market on ebay (where there seems to be plenty of them).
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Oh... this is quite an old thread, but I picked up on the title.

I've tried the magnums for about 10 days now and I like them.
I dont own a pair I either demo'd them or rented them.

I really got ontop off their carve the last day I used them as the piste was "pitch perfect" for fast carving.

I've not tried the Titans so I dont know about them.

But I have tried a pair of Head World Cup Rebels i.Race, and they were just a disaster for me, I just could not ride them.

Perhaps they had to be driven by racers using old school technique .. which I have been trying to forget for the past 20 years.

I don't know what a Head Shape three is, perhaps its historic now as this thread started 6 years ago, and I recognise at least @Spyderman has moved onto new and deeper pistes in a white & powdery heaven. God Bless

Out of interest ... there is a techno wibble thing on these Head Supershapes that I have noticed ...
The Kers Chip.

I find it hard to imagine that putting an integrated circuit on each skis can be of any real value, and it must be snake oil.
That is unless you put a blue tooth transmitter and receiver in it .. so that you could use it to find the other ski in case you lost it in deep snow. Now that would be a good idea.

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Out of interest ... there is a techno wibble thing on these Head Supershapes that I have noticed ...
The Kers Chip.

I find it hard to imagine that putting an integrated circuit on each skis can be of any real value, and it must be snake oil.
That is unless you put a blue tooth transmitter and receiver in it .. so that you could use it to find the other ski in case you lost it in deep snow. Now that would be a good idea.

Remember you heard it here first.


Agreed. the KERS chip is such a load of nonsense I'm amazed any of their sales reps / country agents have the nerves to mention it. I also think it destroys the credibilty of their employees and anyone else who mentions it during a ski review. It just makes them all look like complete muppets who haven't a clue about what they're talking about.
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Hi @olderscot, so its no just me then?

I did see something about it on YouTube .. but I was not convinced.
They are great skis without the silicon wafer ..

Perhaps instead of buying new skis in the future ... you'll be just able to get a software update?
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Perhaps instead of buying new skis in the future ... you'll be just able to get a software update?


Isn't that called lessons Very Happy
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Ive been looking at getting a pair of 170cm Head magnums . But when i spoke to the guy at the ski shop about them, he told me to have a look at a pair of 170cm Head Vshape V6 . ive tried the magnums a couple of times and i do like them . Andy at Bennetts winter sports was raving about these Vshape V6 skis as a really good ski for advanced intermediate
Any advice on these skis would be appreciated
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