Can anyone in the know compare the flex pattern and stiffness of the Rally to the Titan? Or are they effectively the same ski with different width and sidecut?
Head Rally vs Titan
Was just looking at the dimensions for the Rally vs Titan, and they're nearly identical. If they have the same stiffness & flex pattern, I imagine they ski extremely similarly...
Rally (170): 131/76/109
Titan (170): 133/80/111
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Dimensions don't tell the whole story at least in the manner that one might think. Head builds all three of the skis in that group with the same basic layup. However, going from the Magnum to the Rally, to the Titan, as each model gets wider, it loses a little torsional stiffness. Hence, the Magnum has the most grip, the Titan the least, and the Rally in between. When you combine that with a slightly lower core profile and a lower plate system, all these models are slightly "defanged" (esp the Magnum) vs. last year. The Rally is now closer to the old Titan in feel than the new Titan and the new Titan drifts a bit farther away from the "frontside" concept and a bit toward the "all mountain" groups of skis. As Phil mentioned, if versatility is the goal, the Rev is the better choice among the narrower Heads and if "frontsideishness" were the goal, the the Rally is the better choice.
"Frontsideishness"........good word that.
Actually, I already have a pair of last season's Titans that I picked up over the summer on clearance. Just wondering if my buyer's remorse is warranted or not.
Bought them looking for a pair of front side rippers that have a race feel on groomers, but can also handle some chopped up variable conditions off groomers. As soon as I see more than 2" of fresh snowfall, out come the Gotamas.