Originally Posted by Richie-Rich
They also have the new Supershape Chip, their flag-ship ski.
Just to be sure everyone's clear, the new 07/08 Chip SuperShape is built on the same geometry as the new 07/08 SuperShape Magnum. I believe the only difference between the Magnum and the Chip SuperShape is the chip technology. BOTH of those skis are 5mm wider underfoot than the traditional SuperShape.
And to hopefully attempt to clear up any confusion, Head calls the "original", traditional SuperShape the iSuperShape. They call the Magnum the iSuperShape Magnum and they officially call the chip version of the Magnum the Chip SuperShape.
The iSuperShape Magnum and Chip SuperShape dimensions in the 170cm model are 121/71/107 with a 13.5m turn radius.
The iSuperShape dimensions are 121/66/106 in the 170cm model with a 12.1m turn radius.
If you live in the US, you can find all the USA-available models and specs at this site:http://www.head.com/ski/products.php?region=us
Of the Head skis mentioned so far on this thread, I've skied all three and I think I would choose the traditional (original) iSuperShape as my "learn to carve better" ski of the three. The Magnum and Chip SuperShape offer an improvement in soft-snow and off-piste performance, but at the cost of a bit longer turn radius.
I still think the iSuperShape is one of the best skis made for what I would call "second-tier" carving. That means it will respond extremely well to carving movements but it isn't *so* stiff and *so* unforgiving that it knocks you on your butt if you get a little lazy or out of position.
That's my $.02.