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Head Supermojo 105 knowledge?

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Thread Starter 
Curious if anyone out there has had any experience with this ski. Can't find anything in a search, and the mag reviews range from straightline plank only to does everything at every speed.
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Originally Posted by beyond View Post
Curious if anyone out there has had any experience with this ski. Can't find anything in a search, and the mag reviews range from straightline plank only to does everything at every speed.
Hi, beyond.

I've skied it in a 193cm length and it's really a fun ski.

Just to make sure we're clear, you ARE talking about the 2006/2007 model Supermojo 105 as opposed to last year's Supermojo 103.

Last year's ski was a veritable plank. Very stiff and extremely nice once you got the speed up to about 35mph, but not very user-friendly in bumps, trees, slower speeds, etc. I skied it for a week in Valdez last March and it was GREAT for open, massive Alaskan faces with nothing in the way. That said, I wouldn't really use it much as a resort ski because it just needed too much speed to be able to bend it at all.

This year's 105 is a MUCH different ski. They've softened it quite a bit and made it much more of a resort ski. I've skied it around Jackson Hole quite a bit and found it to be very manageable for a ski that big. It's still pretty burly, but you can definitely have fun skiing it at what might be called "normal" skis.

The SM 105 has become a very popular ski here at JH.
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Stop the Presses! Dateline Jackson hole Bob Peters skied a Fatty! I thought the widest ski you ever ski was 70mm
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Thread Starter 
Thanks Bob. Yep, meant the 105. Some fairly good prices begining to emerge already; just interested as a happy Gotama owner always open to other possibilities.
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I have heard from people who skied it that the 105 is very torsionally soft as well as longitudinally soft kinda a fat park ski feeling.
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Bob, I'm sorry but...PLEASE learn the Head line.

There has been a 103 for three years now, there is a 103 this year, there is a 103 NEXT year. The 105 comes in a 181 and a 191, the 103 comes in a 183 and a 193. They are two different skis.

If you skied a 193cm it was the 103, totally different than the 191 105 Mojo.

You keep saying the same thing about "last years ski...this years ski" they make BOTH, you're a rep, you should KNOW THIS.

The 103 is the AK straightline machine for pro level skiers, the 105 is the production ski that we can all enjoy in soft snow. The 103 is a flat tailed, sidewall construction monster, the 105 is the Mojo90's big brother, a GREAT twintip powder ski. It doesn't have much sidecut so it is best left for powder, it's not meant to be versatile but it rocks in soft snow.
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Perhaps there is a 103 this year but it isn't listed on the Head website?? They only list the 105.
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post
Bob, I'm sorry but...PLEASE learn the Head line.

There has been a 103 for three years now, there is a 103 this year, there is a 103 NEXT year. The 105 comes in a 181 and a 191, the 103 comes in a 183 and a 193. They are two different skis.

If you skied a 193cm it was the 103, totally different than the 191 105 Mojo.

You keep saying the same thing about "last years ski...this years ski" they make BOTH, you're a rep, you should KNOW THIS.

The 103 is the AK straightline machine for pro level skiers, the 105 is the production ski that we can all enjoy in soft snow. The 103 is a flat tailed, sidewall construction monster, the 105 is the Mojo90's big brother, a GREAT twintip powder ski. It doesn't have much sidecut so it is best left for powder, it's not meant to be versatile but it rocks in soft snow.
Mea culpa, Whiteroom.

The Super Mojo 103 is not, to my knowledge, being sold in retail shops this year, whereas it was last year. I think it's still possible to order a pair of 103's, but I'm not sure that regular skiers would find any new ones in shops this year. The online catalog I received from Head says: "Out of Catalogue: Head Super Mojo 103 Team Sandwich ooc, 183; 193".

And you're right about the length of the 105 being 191, not the 193 that I most erroneously stated.

My only excuse is that, as Utah49 stated, I don't pay a whole lot of attention to skis that wide.
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I understood that the iM103 (SuperMonster) was revised to become the Supermojo 105 and in the process the ski became softer and twintip. Originally, iM103 came only in one length, 193, but was later made available in 183 which is the length I bought used for this winter.

iM103 is hard, heavy and requires speed before it become agile, if that's the word to use at all in relation to it. From the little I have managed to ski it yet, it does not bend to short turns, but as a ESF friend of mine tells, you don't have to - just hit straight down and pray your quads and hams can take it. I find it excellent for fast sweeping long turns almost no matter what the snow conditions are.
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Ok guys there are two skis this year just like whiteroom said.

The progression went something like this: First there was the im103, which became the supermojo, this year (06-07) it is still availible as well as a new supermojo105

the 105


The 103s



there you go.
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Head Skis USA Supermojo 103 Team Ski
http://www.backcountry.com/store/HEA...9&mv_pc=r1 26

where does this ski fall into this discussion?

"Last year's ski was a veritable plank. Very stiff and extremely nice once you got the speed up to about 35mph, but not very user-friendly in bumps, trees, slower speeds, etc."

or

very torsionally soft as well as longitudinally soft kinda a fat park ski feeling.
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Asland, that would be the plank-like one. If you're interested in it, keep your eye on Tramdock, as I've seen it pop up a few times recently: http://gearattack.com/items/15097
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post
Bob, I'm sorry but...PLEASE learn the Head line.

There has been a 103 for three years now, there is a 103 this year, there is a 103 NEXT year. The 105 comes in a 181 and a 191, the 103 comes in a 183 and a 193. They are two different skis.

If you skied a 193cm it was the 103, totally different than the 191 105 Mojo.

You keep saying the same thing about "last years ski...this years ski" they make BOTH, you're a rep, you should KNOW THIS.

The 103 is the AK straightline machine for pro level skiers, the 105 is the production ski that we can all enjoy in soft snow. The 103 is a flat tailed, sidewall construction monster, the 105 is the Mojo90's big brother, a GREAT twintip powder ski. It doesn't have much sidecut so it is best left for powder, it's not meant to be versatile but it rocks in soft snow.
Bob Peters need not know what ski is he on, the ski only needs to know that Bob is on it.

whiteroom is right though.

IM103/supermojo 103/Jon Olson 103 are all pretty much the same ski.

40 meter sidecut and 103 underfoot with a very stiff and stable construction, its on of the few skis out there that I felt overwhelmed by the longest length.

Supermojo 105 is a cap construction twin tip that is heck of alot easier to ski than the 103. still on the burlier stiff side of things but not like the 103.
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