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Skis for the week – a pair of Heads….

By on March 7, 2014 in Austria

Never been a fan of Head skis (I have a pair of Head boots which are great) after I skied on some a few years ago and found them unresponsive and heavy. Since that trip I have always avoided them…

However, in St Anton I was persuaded to try a pair again….

Head Skis - yuck! Heavy and unresponsive

Head Skis – yuck! Heavy and unresponsive

Bottom line, didn’t like them as I found them heavy and unresponsive!

They were OK through the end of the day slush we were experiencing (you just had to ride them), but I just struggled to get a good edge on hard packed powder (early mornings), and also found them difficult to turn in the bumps…

Looks like I will be avoiding Head skis for a few more years….

For the record, the skis I get on with the best are Elans. I owned a pair about 20 years ago and thought they were great, skied on them for 5 season, and I have managed to hire Elans on a number of recent trips and always found them a lot of fun.

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