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2009 Head Monster iM 88 Reviews

Richie-Rich

Another fantastic product by HEAD, the rumors are true.

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Pros: A one ski quiver....does it all.

Cons: Not the best choice for bullet proof ice, but as good as most that claim to be made for that

Okay let me start off by saying that I have never skied a fat or mid-fat ski prior to this. All the skis I have skied in my life have been for carving or racing. So with that in mind…..The skis: 09’ HEAD Monster iM88, 175cmBindings: 09' HEAD LD 12, no RFBoots: 08' HEAD Raptor RD150 set to 130Tune: factory edge tune. Waxed, hot-boxed and brushed out by me.My specs:Height: 5’11”Weight: 190 lbsSkiing style: fast and fasterSkiing location: North East, groomers primarily.Test location: Mt. Snow VT, Mix of powder, crud, ice, and hard-pack…..a real mess.Other ski’s in current quiver: (All HEAD) 05’ iGS RD 185cm, 06’ iSL RD 165cm, 08’ SS iSpeed 177cm, 03’ ic300 177cm. Bottom line….I love these...
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Kootenay

The Best Ski I've Ever Owned

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Pros: Can Do Anything

Cons: Can't Do Everything Perfectly

Too bad they don't make them any more.  I'm +200 lbs and an aggressive Rocky Mountain skier.  This ski never let me down under any condition but was not the best in real deep pow.  The sweat spot was big.  Only real negative is that the tops tended to delaminate.  Too bad Head didn't appreciate what a good thing it had going for it.  The Peak 88 is not a good ski for the heavier skier - at least in my opinion.
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