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Head Monster Cross

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Have a chance to get a pair of monsters super cheap. They come in only a 180 and 193. I'm at Squaw, am 5'10, 160 lbs and ski pretty well. Do you guys have an opinion on these skis? I am thinking 193 since I've been comfortable on 190 fat boards before.
post #2 of 13
Get 'em. Head skis are of the highest quality, I ski on the Super Cross Ti (same construction as the Monster, just a little skinnier), and it is incredibly stable, damp, can handle any speeds and all terrain. If you think you can handle the 193 go for it, from what I've heard the 180 is a bit softer, and not as much of a big mountain ski. How much can you get the skis for anyway?
post #3 of 13
I have seen Last seasons Monsters here as low as $300.00.
post #4 of 13
Sweet deal, even with the worthless Canadian dollar thats still cheaper than the ones up here. Also, last years Monster is identical to this year's other than the colour. Now if only I had some money....
post #5 of 13
Thats not that cheap , picked up a pair of never drilled Head Super Cross TIs from 99-00 for $200 Can a week ago in Calgary. Now only avaliable in 195 but should work for me. Whats that in US about $130.
post #6 of 13
I ski them in 193.I´m very light (70kg) but it´s more a matter of the type of turn you want in the pow.I like to ski snowboard lines,medium-long turns as fast as possible,180 is not stable enough (at least for my skill level).Short turns won´t be a problem,i skied 205cm GS straight skis for years and you probably did too.
In the groomed they carve beautiful arcs,since i´m light i have to stay on top of them for short arcs or the turn radius will straighten and speeds will increase(no speed limit on these babies).I´m talking of pure carving,if you want to skarve-skid them there´s no prob.
It´s an excellent ski.My advice is get them!. [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #7 of 13
I'd bag the Monster Cross and get the Super Cross Ti. Lovely ski that you can take anywhere. I ski it in bumps! Just had them in knee deep and they were grrrrrrrrrrreat -very stable.

I don't see the need for Monster Cross unless you're planning on turning in waist deep -- all the time.
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks a lot for the tips guys. Know I haven't responded to my own post, but I was having major comp problems. Got the 193 Head Monsters and love em. They take a bit of work to turn, but in the pow they're perfect.
post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 
Forgot to ask, I've noticed the Monsters have the exact same dimensions as the K2 AK Launcher. Is this the same ski?

I agree with you Mike B. The Monster is totally burly and stable. I feel comfortable going really fast in just about any conditions on em. I've pretty much been using them for my everyday ski over my midfats.
post #10 of 13
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SCSA:
I'd bag the Monster Cross and get the Super Cross Ti. Lovely ski that you can take anywhere. I ski it in bumps! Just had them in knee deep and they were grrrrrrrrrrreat -very stable. I don't see the need for Monster Cross unless you're planning on turning in waist deep -- all the time.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

hey SCSI drive,

what's your boot sole length? I'd be interested in ripping around on your skis for a run or two in Fernie
post #11 of 13
Picked up my 01-02 Monsters last week, and I'm looking forward to getting them on a hill with some snow on it (rather than the sheet ice we have in SoCal currently).

Surprisingly, however, they were remarkably good at holding on bad snow/ice as long as you really got them on edge -- no lazy skiing! Once they're on edge, they're ROCK solid -- no apparent speed limit as of yet...

I'm hitting Tahoe this weekend (probably Squaw and Heavenly), and I'll report back afterwards.

I'm skiing them with Tyrolia Free Flex 10s, and the Speed (15mm) riser plate in 180cm. I'm 6'1, 180lbs, and a 8/8+ skier.

-s
post #12 of 13
Gonz,
Like I said before, you are welcome to a run or two on the XP80's, rossi demo plates, they are a carving ski with the same float index (head's scale) as the super cross. I skied the super cross in a 190, the xp's in a 184 were a bit more stable, and easier to ski on hard pack and cutup powder. I guess I'll have to put a review together as my skiing is done for a couple weeks. Last years Head ski's are likely candidates for Saturdays 99.00 ski sale at Sport Check.
post #13 of 13
sounds good, JoC! Fernie's going to be a blast.
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