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post #301 of 309
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Originally Posted by Lemon Zest View Post

Curious if anyone was able to get on the Head Monster 83's and if so how they compared to the others in the line.

I'm a little confused on Head's new lineup. I take it the Monster's replaced the Rev's. Where do the Instinct series fit in?

@mtcyclist
was quite keen on the Instinct 83 from the thread he posted, which is cool. If the Instinct is more frontside oriented did they replace the i.Supershapes?

Think Kastle MX (monster) vs LX (instinct). Supershapes are the same as before with NGT*


* new graphic technology...
post #302 of 309
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I skied the Monster 88 and thought it was OK, nothing particularly special.  I was told that the Monsters have two sheets of metal and the Instincts have one and both have that "G" stuff.  At my weight, 150 pounds, the Instinct was much lighter and livelier than the Monster.  The Supershapes are still there.  While the Instincts are pretty frontside biased, I don't think they are as frontside biased as the Supershapes, no KERS for one thing, and Supershapes are stiffer, although I don't know that from personal experience only from talking with others.  I plan to demo the Supershapes at Big Sky in a couple of weeks so I can then form my own opinion.

Cool, thanks for sharing. The Instinct definitely sounds like a nice ski, and this helps clear up the difference between them and the Monsters. I have skied the Titan and I thought that was a fairly stiff ski. Haven't skied the Rally to compare though. Gonna get a bit confusing for buyers next year with the M83, I83 & I84 all in tow, heh.

 

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Think Kastle MX (monster) vs LX (instinct). Supershapes are the same as before with NGT*


* new graphic technology...

Ah, this analogy helps. Glad to hear the Supershapes are still around too.

post #303 of 309

Found this little bit a while ago:

 

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There are 4 ski models for Monster. All have the exact same construction. The only difference are their varying waist-widths. As a result, HEAD has decided to make all 4 models the same price ($800) so that skiers are drawn to the ski that fits just right, as opposed to the most expensive.

Monster skis are for the aggressive, advanced/expert all-mountain skier. Hard-charging, very reactive, damp feel, full of energy.

We are reusing the name “Monster” from a previous collection of HEAD skis from several years ago, but they are 100% redesigned in construction.

Graphene™ is used throughout the Monster collection in all models in addition to 2 layers of Titanal and wood cores. The Noble Prize winning Graphene™ is the lightest, thinnest and strongest (300 times stronger than steel and stronger than diamond) element on the planet.

We utilize Graphene™ in the ski construction to balance the skis. Where we position Graphene™ is a big part of the story:

  • On-piste models (Monster 83, 88) – the Graphene™ is concentrated under the binding with a slightly heavier tip and tail for better turn initiation and edge contact on hard snow
  • Off-piste models (Monster 98, 108) – the Graphene™ is concentrated in the tip and tail of the skis for a more floaty/surfy feel in deeper/softer snow
post #304 of 309

Phil I know that you are busy and I might have missed your report on the skis that you tested.  I hoping to hear about the RTM's and Elan's 4D skis

 

Hank

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Phil I know that you are busy and I might have missed your report on the skis that you tested.  I hoping to hear about the RTM's and Elan's 4D skis

 

Hank

Hank,

 

I host spent time on both of these along with others, I will be getting my 80's Update up tomorrow AM after I write it all. 

post #306 of 309
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Hank,

 

I host spent time on both of these along with others, I will be getting my 80's Update up tomorrow AM after I write it all. 

 

80's update?  Didn't Mammoth get hit by the storm?

post #307 of 309
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Hank,

 

I host spent time on both of these along with others, I will be getting my 80's Update up tomorrow AM after I write it all. 

 

80's update?  Didn't Mammoth get hit by the storm?


That's OK, he had his Bily Idol/Tears for Fears/MJ mix on the headphones. 

post #308 of 309
Anyone ski the new Lange XT?
Is new metal on metal locking noticeably better than outgoing version?
How about last change vs RX/XT?
post #309 of 309
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Originally Posted by dcpnz View Post

Anyone ski the new Lange XT?
Is new metal on metal locking noticeably better than outgoing version?
How about last change vs RX/XT?


I haven't skied in it but I tried it on.  It feels better (FWIW) than the previous boot but snow time is what it needs. 

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