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2009 Head line up.

post #1 of 40
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I just checked out the 2009 line up. Pretty sweet.

less models, less overlap, less carving skis.

The race skis (obviously) are still in the line. The Supershapes are still around, the Speed got a bit wider. The XRC line is gone. Xenon's are back with a higher performance version.

The Freeride line is really really nice. I won't go into detail but I will say:

94 and 102.

commence speculating.
post #2 of 40
I take it the XRC line hasn't been a good seller?

Any word on what Fischer has coming out?
post #3 of 40
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post
I just checked out the 2009 line up. Pretty sweet.

less models, less overlap, less carving skis.

The race skis (obviously) are still in the line. The Supershapes are still around, the Speed got a bit wider. The XRC line is gone. Xenon's are back with a higher performance version.

The Freeride line is really really nice. I won't go into detail but I will say:

94 and 102.

commence speculating.
hmmm...

94

102
post #4 of 40
I always wonder how manufactuers decide on width. Why 94? Why not 93 or 95?

The difference between the 79 and 82 is only 3mm so perhaps they are dumping the IM82.

Also, I wouldnt be surprised if they change the 88 and 79.

The lineup could be IM80, IM87 , IM94, IM102 ~7 mm increments.
post #5 of 40
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Originally Posted by MojoMan View Post
Any word on what Fischer has coming out?
More speculation... Fischer introduced more than 10 new models to the U.S. market this year, they might just take a breather next year.

sorry for the ,

Michael
post #6 of 40
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post
I just checked out the 2009 line up. Pretty sweet.

less models, less overlap, less carving skis.

The race skis (obviously) are still in the line. The Supershapes are still around, the Speed got a bit wider. The XRC line is gone. Xenon's are back with a higher performance version.

The Freeride line is really really nice. I won't go into detail but I will say:

94 and 102.

commence speculating.
I'm going to commence skiing on them three weeks from Monday. Reviews to follow soon after that.

Any chance that you'll be out at Snowbasin trying out everybody's new skis on Feb 4?
post #7 of 40
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Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post
I'm going to commence skiing on them three weeks from Monday. Reviews to follow soon after that.

Any chance that you'll be out at Snowbasin trying out everybody's new skis on Feb 4?
Don't know about Whiteroom, but I will be at Snowbasin, and hopefully skiing the rest of the week as well. It should be a great time!
post #8 of 40
Not gonna speculate, but I'll ask. Are they gonna get with the rockered thing this year or not?
post #9 of 40
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Originally Posted by MojoMan View Post
I take it the XRC line hasn't been a good seller?

Any word on what Fischer has coming out?
The XRCs have been pretty strong sellers in the past, but the line is several years old now, and there's a lot of overlap with some of the newer skis - at the high end the 1200/1400 overlap with the Supershape Speed and Magnum (which is wider and a little more versatile, which was what the XRCs were supposed to be). The lower end is pretty much covered by the Xenon lineup.

The XRCs were great skis, the 1100SW were some of my favourites ever, they'll be missed, but on to newer and better things!
post #10 of 40
Tease!
post #11 of 40
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Originally Posted by CanuckInstructor View Post
The XRCs have been pretty strong sellers in the past, but the line is several years old now, and there's a lot of overlap with some of the newer skis - at the high end the 1200/1400 overlap with the Supershape Speed and Magnum (which is wider and a little more versatile, which was what the XRCs were supposed to be). The lower end is pretty much covered by the Xenon lineup.

The XRCs were great skis, the 1100SW were some of my favourites ever, they'll be missed, but on to newer and better things!
I liked the xrc's I tried. it would seem that they didn't overlap because they had a much more versatile sidecut
post #12 of 40
Seen a few pairs of the new Head 95's on the hill the other day. I believe that they are from the Monster freeride line. Cap construction with metal, if I remember right. Maybe they've gone away from the sandwich construction for the freeride line? Didn't get a chance to talk to the owners about the skis though.
post #13 of 40
I'll be on 'em all Sunday.
post #14 of 40
Another cool thing is that the iM82 has a 177cm size next year as well, and the iM78 has a Chip version now. It should make the ski a bit more damp and stable. I am looking forward to seeing that Monster 94/95, whatever it is. I saw a pair on the hill 2 months ago, but the guy obviously wasn't a rep or industry pro (he couldn't ski!). I have no idea how he got those skis!
post #15 of 40
Whiteroom has Monster 95s. They seem to be more of a lightweight AT type setup, they probably shouldn't be called monsters because they aren't like the 88s at all.
post #16 of 40
Head XRC not completely gone for 09

I just looked at the lineup. XRC is 1100SW and 600 and one even lower. Looks like only keeping the original XRC which was 1200 last year.

Be interesting to try the Xenon 10 to see if any more suitable for eastern skiing than the Xenon 9 was this year

I also see that Worldcup iSL is now SW rather than a Cap version and the RD SW version. The RD SW version remains.

Womens line pretty much the same as this year except now called "One" rather than "Thang".

Lots of wider and twin tip skis

Mike
post #17 of 40
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Originally Posted by epic View Post
Whiteroom has Monster 95s. They seem to be more of a lightweight AT type setup, they probably shouldn't be called monsters because they aren't like the 88s at all.
The new Monster 94 or 95 is a laminate ski, like the 88, but wider. I think the AT ski is back, and Head is introducing an AT boot.
post #18 of 40
IM102 replacing the IM103 (or is it the same ski since the 103 actually had a 102mm waist)?
post #19 of 40
Maybe I just missed it, but what site is all this information coming from? Would love to check it out!
post #20 of 40
Found some pictures...check out those boots!

http://www.skipass.com/news/21891-sk...ead-08-09.html

One of them looks like they are going after the Krypton lovers.

post #21 of 40
Interesting for sure but isn't the krypton buckle design with the buckle that secures the heel into the pocket part of the benefit of the 3 buckle concept? This is interesting but I think the dalbello setup is better.
post #22 of 40
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post
Interesting for sure but isn't the krypton buckle design with the buckle that secures the heel into the pocket part of the benefit of the 3 buckle concept? This is interesting but I think the dalbello setup is better.
Yeah... how many turns do you think it would take for those things to break...
post #23 of 40
That boot loks pretty similar to their existing "easy-on" system. Low end stuff I wouldn't let within a mile of anyone who wants even a minimal amount of performance.

The ladies on the new JO Pro are nice, but I think I prefer the Swedes on the current vintage better
post #24 of 40

2009 Raptor 150

post #25 of 40
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Originally Posted by HeluvaSkier View Post
Yeah... how many turns do you think it would take for those things to break...
Go got a better look at them, they might be AT boots.
post #26 of 40
Nice, the white's kinda cool. Where'd you find the pic?
post #27 of 40
If you snoop around the Head website eneough you can see the whole 2009 collection.
post #28 of 40
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
If you snoop around the Head website eneough you can see the whole 2009 collection.
Richard - you can't post something like that in the gear forums here without providing a link or instructions to get there...

post #29 of 40
Second that one bud! Either there's a link or there ain't..... Pony up cowboy.....
post #30 of 40
Third! I call gear-tease
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