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Head Rev 77, 75, 80

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Thread Starter 

OK you pros, is there a difference in edge power between the 75, 77 and 80 in terms of high speed chatter/control? 

 

The 80 pro has metal so I assume it is the best of the lot when going pretty fast. The 75 and 77 (or are they 78 for 2014?) are preferred widths for me as I don't want to get wider than 80. 

 

Thanks a lot, as I continue to fiddle around w/ my next all mountain ride to replace my Blizz Magnum 7.4 (for the reason of getting better gs adhesion)  Actually, the same Q goes for the Motive 86 vs the Motive 76....

post #2 of 12
Thread Starter 

Did all the Head guys get deported?

post #3 of 12
Why not a supershape magnum or rally?
post #4 of 12
Carving Lance operates with a two-ski hard snow / soft snow quiver in which both skis fall between the 3" mark and the 9" mark on the intended use yardstick. No one, that I have seen, has been able to get a convincing explanation as to why. He likes it when the wider one says "all mountain" on it somewhere. Your suggestions don't qualify. Just my observations from a couple of nearly identical threads.
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Thread Starter 

Had the SS Magnum. Just a bit slower than liked laterally, and a bit heavier than desired, but not by much in either case. 

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Your keyword is 'had'. This year's supershape series have had a redesign. It's not just the color that changed. Honestly, the only thing in the Head lineup that's quicker than the Magnum would be a SL ski. 

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OK, I'm nuts, but this IS a ski forum and I have skied forever and love to "work" skis. I guess no one knows the answers to my question. Fair enough. 

 

If I see a Rally to demo I'll jump right on it. The Revs are way more affordable. You folks normally have opinions on everything ski related under the sun. Just not in this case. 

post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by Carving Lance View Post
 

OK, I'm nuts, but this IS a ski forum and I have skied forever and love to "work" skis. I guess no one knows the answers to my question. Fair enough. 

 

If I see a Rally to demo I'll jump right on it. The Revs are way more affordable. You folks normally have opinions on everything ski related under the sun. Just not in this case. 

 

I think what's going on here is that you're looking for a needle in a hayfield.  You want someone who has skied all three of the only skis you're interested in.  I've skied the 75 and the 80 and loved both, but I'm not a good enough skier to tell you that one has better edge power over the other.  I've also watched a former World Cup racer ski both of those models and he didn't seem to experience any chatter or control issues with EITHER ski regardless of what speed he was going (and he doesn't go slow).

 

I would say like markojp, though, that if what you really want is edge power and quickness you ought to be looking at race skis.  Basic race ski construction/design hasn't really changed all that much in years, so you could find a two or three-year-old model for way less money than a new pair of Rev 75's or 80's.

 

Just my $.02.

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Originally Posted by Carving Lance View Post
 

OK, I'm nuts, but this IS a ski forum and I have skied forever and love to "work" skis. I guess no one knows the answers to my question. Fair enough. 

 

You folks normally have opinions on everything ski related under the sun. Just not in this case. 

 

hmmmm... ok. I guess I just don't share your opinion. Don't mistake that for not having one, nor not having given you sound advice. I'll know better next time.

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Originally Posted by Carving Lance View Post
 

OK, I'm nuts, but this IS a ski forum and I have skied forever and love to "work" skis. I guess no one knows the answers to my question. Fair enough. 

 

You folks normally have opinions on everything ski related under the sun. Just not in this case. 

 

hmmmm... ok. I guess I just don't share your opinion. Don't mistake that for not having one, nor not having given you sound advice. I'll know better next time.

 

But this was the next time. ;)  

 

This was the (a) previous time.

post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 

Bob Peters, thank you!

post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 

And markojp I thank you too for your input.

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