2016/2017 Head Monster 88 ski review. OnTheSnow tested this ski as part of its men’s All-Mountain Front Category and awarded it an Editors’ Choice honor.

“I’m not afraid of this monster,” says Bills. “It’s a fun, fast one-ski quiver that’s stiff enough to blast through the crud or carve like a Frontside ski.” Head’s Monster series contains four models—from 108-mm waist down to 83-mm. All share a similar World Cup Sandwich Cap construction that includes a wood core, a layer of titanium plus Graphene—a lightweight material stronger than diamonds. Head’s ERA 3.0 (Evolutionary Rocker Architecture) combines tip rocker, a progressive radius and vibration-reducing Intellifibers in the ski’s tip that transforms kinetic energy into electrical energy, stores it in a chip and releases it—resulting in the stiffening of the tail at the end of the turn. Testers gave the 88-mm-wasited ski highest scores for carving, lower for float. “It’s solid underfoot and tracks straight and true,” says Hill.

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