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Head 2014 Rev 98 Reviews

dbqu

Fun, fun, fun.....

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Pros: Very quick turning and lively

Cons: Soft snow bias so edge grip not as strong as some other stiffer skis

I am 5 7", 154 lbs and an advanced skier (double blacks). Tried the Head Rev 98 170 cm on a demo day in Whistler in spring conditions and loved them. Found them to be light feeling, lively, very quick to turn and a ton of fun. Not as grippy as say the new 2015 Mantra or maybe even the Bonafide but a much more enjoyable ride than those two if you are not a charger.    Of the other two, I preferred the Mantra (170 cm) which has a damp solid feel underfoot and is very stable at speed but still carves well and is reasonably lively. I found the Bonafide (173 cm) heavy and reluctant to initiate although the payoff was rock solid stability once up to speed on the...
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PTocko

Very fun ski!! Just like a fat slalom ski - very quick, easy turning ski

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Pros: Easy, quick turning but still able to make medium to long-gs turns if wanted. Very Predictable! Enough "hard" snow performance (for me anyways).

Cons: Definately a soft snow bias. While it grips on hard(er) pack its more comfortable in softer snow - no surpise.

About me - 190 lb, 6' 1" 46 year old Midwest Skier 8 PSIA (per folks familiar with the rating, I'm not) - good but not perfect technique, comfortable on all runs Raced through college, 18 years off, been skiing 15-20 the past 2 seasons since coming back to the sport Other skis owned 2011 Head Super Shape i.Speeds 2011 Head i.Peak 90 2005 Elan S-12   Got these to replace the Head Peak 90's as the fat(ter) ski in my 2 ski mid-west quiver.  On first inspection I would say they look sharp, my wife didn't like the graphics at all so each to there own.  They definitely appear to be much wider than the 98mm would lead you to believe.  I think that's in large...
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