|Approx. Weight||Feels Heavy|
|Skier Level||Advanced - Expert|
|Ski Style||Frontside (Carving)|
|Camber Profile||Full Camber|
|On Snow Feel|
Head Supershape i.magnum 2018 - 2017 Review by A Better Ski
Head Supershape i.magnum 2017-18 Review by A Better Ski
The Head Supershape i.magnum a dedicated frontside carver that has tons of energy, confident edge hold and a fully cambered shape. It’s 13.1 meter turning radius is still a blast on resort when things get tight.
Head Supershape i.magnum Ski Review and Video
Radius: 13.1m @ 170cm
Conditions: Hard Pack, Trees, Bumps, Crud
Boots: Salomon X-Max 120
Ski Personality: You wake up early, not because you want untracked pow, but because you know the coldest conditions make the fastest snow. You grab your Head i.magnum and head to the base of your local resort knowing exactly where last night groomers had gone, you are ready to lay trenches that a small child could get lost in. You pack up and go home before those park rats are even getting out of bed. Well done sir, well done.
On the Snow Feel: Locked in and confident on edge, extremely lively.
Turn Initiation and Carving: As described by the Head website, “…delivering easy to handle, all-day, on-piste performance for high-end recreational carving.” . I sent typically agree with product websites, they are usually lofty and based on marketing hype, but the Head Supershape i.magnum description is right on. The worry when I get on a front side carver is that the ski becomes too demanding, and impossible to slow down if something happens or you get off your game, this is not the case with the Head Supershape i.magnum. This ski is super quick to edge and quickly builds energy as the ski flexes into the snow. The ski likes to finish its turn, rewarding a more traditional skier with a race background and returns tons of energy back to the skier on the exit and into the next turn. The short turning radius was super fun on groomers packed with people, allowing you to choose a lane and stick to it.
Speed: Super confident and locked in allows you to hammer down, this wont be a ski that you will enjoy skiing a slow pace all day, its just a little too demanding.
Powder: You are either gonna get used to drinking hot chocolate by the fire on pow days or invest in another setup for deep days.
Uneven/Variable Terrain: Plenty of stiffness, and dampness help you slice right through chopped up snow, but the flat tails will keep you working hard not to catch up.
Trees/Bumps/Tight turns: The short turning radius helps you get through tight bumps and trees, but again the ski is a little catchy and requires the skier to work pretty hard through this terrain.
Edge Hold: A torsionally stiff, damp ski, with full camber and a flat tail…yeah you guessed it, lean this baby over and stay on top of the ski and you will have plenty of edge hold.
Flex: Stiff from tip to tail.
Intended User: An expert skier that wants a front side, carver and will probably have other sticks in his/her collection. This is probably a one-ski-quiver for very few people. Ex-racers will like that its not as demanding as their race rides, but still packs tons of performance.
Overall: Classic Head ride, resort skiability makes this on a hot ticket for Deer Valley groomer days.
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