head skis

  1. musicmatters

    Head iRally vs Stockli AX

    How does the Laser AX compare to the iRally? Has there ever been a comparison? I searched but couldn’t find one. There’s often talk about the right ski for the right person. What are some characteristics that would cause to someone prefer one over the other?
  2. Marty McSly

    Comparison Review An intermediate oompa-loompa's comparison: Head Rally vs Fischer The Curv GT

    I've had the chance to A/B these skis in the last week, in Australian early season conditions - mostly man-made snow, firm, fast early morning pistes deteriorating quickly with the dense crowds to choppy slop or push piles on a hard base. The Head Rally's are huge fun and so carvy on the early...
  3. DocGKR

    Comparison Review A Tale of Two Racer-ish Skis

    As mentioned previously, after a 30+ year gap, this past ski season I attempted to re-learn how to ski narrower, racing type skis. While I eventually progressed to trying real FIS race skis (Thanks ScotsSkier!), at the start of the season I wasn’t sure if I could handle such beasts, so I picked...
  4. F

    Rustler 11 or Kore 117

    Hi guys I'm in the market for my first fat ski and would be keen to hear your views. I’ve short listed the Kore 117 and the Rustler 11 (in 180cm ?) but I’m struggling to make a choice between those 2 skis. Haven’t really found any reviews of those two skis side by side. I’m a reasonably...
  5. dovski

    High end Junior skis

    Hi All, Curios as to whether anyone knows anything about the following two junior skis Head Kore 87 JR Skis and Blizzard Rustler Team Skis Exploring what my sons next pair might be and these both looked interesting but I cannot find any reviews for them online. Our fall back is the Mantra...
  6. speedster

    Head Monster 88 -- 2017 vs 2018 vs 2019

    Has anyone skied all three years of the Monster 88? Did it really get less stiff / more flexy with each passing year?
  7. bbinder

    Help me obsess

    Let's say that I am replacing my Fischer Motive 95 skis. And let's say that I can get any of the following skis and bindings for short money to use as my one ski western quiver. Which way would you go? Head Core 93 Nordica Enforcer 93 Rossignol Experience 94 Liberty V92 And for bindings...
  8. Philpug

    Cage Match Comparison 2019 Liberty V-Series V76 vs 2019 Head Supershape iRally

    The Liberty V-Series V76 takes on the Head Supershape iRally. Am I really going there? Am I really going to put the all-new, relatively unknown, mostly unproven Liberty up against the reference ski in the segment? Hell yeah. Because this very good Liberty has everything to gain and nothing to...
  9. Philpug

    Cage Match Comparison 2019 Head Kore 105 vs 2019 Elan Ripstick 106

    Here is a Cage Match that could have happened last year, but no one requested it. It is hard to argue with what Head is doing right now. It is hitting on all cylinders, and the Kores are no exception. Head has been able to produce a light yet powerful ski with the Kore, and it’s a winner ... but...
  10. Bnet_Bandit

    Head GS SKi

    Fast background, 29 did all the junior stuff, went to college now here I am. I am getting back into racing, and wanting to get a new pair of GS skis, I really like the head stuff so far. Have a beer league I mess around in as well New York Masters, the issue is the right radius for our smaller...
  11. Cheizz

    2019-2020 gear news

    Just a thread to capture the latest rumors on 2019-2020 gear. I know, most of us have yet to demo most of this season's gear, but looking ahead can never be wrong. Also, I have to decide whether it's worth booking quite an expensive test week late March. So, what's the news? I heard people...
  12. Philpug

    Cage Match Comparison Armada Tracer 98 vs Head Kore 99

    The 98mm category is a packed one, offering many options and models with a lot of overlap. When any new collection comes out in a crowded segment, the manufacturer tries to let us know how it wants the skis presented. Some other review sites regurgitate that information, but at Pugski, we give...
  13. martyg

    Kore 93 Verses Stormrider 95

    The vast majority of my skis are Stockli Lazer series - some with Marker WC piston race plate. I love the way that they ski. My everyday work ski to teach on is a Lazer AX. Looking for an in-bounds powder ski. Looking for something a bit more playful than Stockli Lazer's vibe. I've never had...
  14. Philpug

    Cage Match Comparison Head Monster 83 vs Liberty VMT V82

    @Superbman asked for this one, and even though I really like both of these skis, is this really a viable Cage Match? The whole premise of the Cage Matches is that they are usually between two skis that are commonly compared; at first I thought these two would not be on the same radar, but the...
  15. Philpug

    Cage Match Comparison 2019 Head Supershape iTitan vs 2019 Fischer The Curv GT

    The two hard-snow skis that go Head to ... umm ... up against each other here are the Head Supershape iTitan and Fischer's Curv GT. These two skis deserve a throwdown that the majority of readers will be interested in. They define what Cage Matches are all about: both are designed for the same...
  16. M

    Head Supershape Speed sizing

    I've got a chance to pick up some 16/17 Supershape Speeds in 170 for short money. Looking for feedback as to whether I'd like the 170 and should jump on the deal, or whether I'm better suited for a 163. I'm 5'9" 150lb male, solid advanced but not expert, no racing background. I've got the 16/17...
  17. Pugski Test Team

    Comparison Review 2019 Ski Reviews Are In!

    Here are links to all of the reviews we have compiled of the 2019 skis. Full List By brand:
  18. Tricia

    Skis that our heroes ski

    Other threads about how we choose our skis, along with some brand recognition chatter has me wondering if the old adage "Win on Sunday, buy on Monday" still holds true in some walks of life. Examples Do we take a second look at Head skis because Lindsey Vonn or Ted Ligety, or Bode Miller won...
  19. SkiEssentials

    Sponsored 2019 Head Kore 99 Review

    This week on Chairlift Chat we take a closer look at the new 2019 Head Kore 99. It's definitely a valuable addition to the Kore collection and its performance feels slightly different than the other models. Check out our thoughts and if you've been on a pair, let us know what you think!
  20. Dave Petersen

    Question on late 70s/early 80s Head skis

    Terry Godbout from ELITE SKIING is trying to track down some info on a particular ski: "Hi Dave, I vaguely remember a HEAD ski, possibly the XRC, that was all fiberglass and had three hollow tubes running the length of the ski., Seems to me that they had massive quality control problems with...
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