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Head iM.75 Chip -- Anyone still ski on these?

post #1 of 6
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Found a local shop that has a leftover set of Head iM.75 Chips left over from the 2004-2005 season, and they're listed at a great price.

I've done a search all over the net on these skis (including here at EpicSki) and have been able to find assorted bits of information indicating that these are definitely all-mountain skis that plow on through anything you throw at them. Basically, I'm looking for something that I can take out west on my annual trips (my current slalom skis will not cut it), but will still feel at home here on Eastern hardpack.

Do you guys think this is a good choice? Or should I look for something from the current model year vintage?
post #2 of 6
I ski on the race stock factory Head ski's, although I have ski'd on the production slalom ski's with the "chip" in them and I like them alot. I would get them if I were you, they are a really great ski. Not overpowering, but fun to ski. Hold very strongly on ice or if you are ever in a course. but theyre still good for like skiing in the pow and park.
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I skied that exact model and hated them. I'm fairly light--140 lbs and tried both the 170 and 163. They are extremely heavy skis and my legs hurt from sitting on the lift--so much so that I wanted to stop skiing.

They are extremely good at powering through thick stuff. It felt like driving an SUV and I found myself purposefully trying to find large soft moguls to smash through. However, I found them very very difficult to turn and maneuver. They were very stable at high speed though, but they're very damp--if you like that. I probably should have went down to an even shorter length. But heavier people seen to love these skis. So I dunno. But I didn't like them due to the lack of maneuverability.
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I have the iM75 non-chip from the first year they came out. These were not heavy - other skis like Volkl 724 Pros are far heavier. They were falt so I was able to put the Sally 912 Ti binding on it which saved a few ounces. I love the ski. I'd consider buying the iM75 Chip as a back up for when this one has finally gotten skied out. I weight about 183.745 lbs (give or take a breath) and ski a 170, I wanted to try the 177 but it wasn't avaialble. I skied and liked the 170, so that is what I bought.

How good of a deal are you getting?
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Originally Posted by N8M
Found a local shop that has a leftover set of Head iM.75 Chips left over from the 2004-2005 season, and they're listed at a great price.

I've done a search all over the net on these skis (including here at EpicSki) and have been able to find assorted bits of information indicating that these are definitely all-mountain skis that plow on through anything you throw at them. Basically, I'm looking for something that I can take out west on my annual trips (my current slalom skis will not cut it), but will still feel at home here on Eastern hardpack.

Do you guys think this is a good choice? Or should I look for something from the current model year vintage?
I bought the 75 Chip when I lived in CT. I wanted a ski that I could take to VT and to my frequent trips out West. I moved out West and I bought Monster 88s for big powder days. However, my 75 Chip is still my everyday ski. I love it.

Angel
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Originally Posted by SnoWonder
How good of a deal are you getting?
Around $400.00USD (after conversion) including bindings. Seems like a pretty good deal for a ski that had a hefty price tag back when they came out.

Thanks for the reviews everyone, keep em coming!
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