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post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
Coming soon to a forum near you! A full review and commentary on the Head iSupershape Magnum!

Here's a trailer . . .

dawgcatching, WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?!

Stay tuned! Just a few more runs and oboe will be ready to re-enter the atmoshere of . . . MEMBER GEAR REVIEWS!!!!
post #2 of 19
Let's hope this isn't like waiting for Kevin Costner's "The Postman"
post #3 of 19
teaser
post #4 of 19
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Tog View Post
Let's hope this isn't like waiting for Kevin Costner's "The Postman"
Oh, it will be inferior to that, no doubt, and that's quite a feat. . . but it will be from the heart. In fact, in delivering the message, I will wear a heart on my sleeve, as I do when skiing. If only we all would ski with a heart on.
post #5 of 19
Why are we still waiting?

I knead to NOW!
post #6 of 19
He must REALLY like them since he doesn't appear to have stopped skiing on them in 3 days...
post #7 of 19
Thread Starter 
Will post review within two days . . . just need another few l'il tastes.

Just one concern. At my visit to the good doctor today, at weigh in I was (shall we say) past the point of perfection . I'm wondering if that might have something to do with my impressions of the Magnums.
post #8 of 19
Lies! Lies! 2 days are up! Nasty little Hobbitses!
post #9 of 19
While your waiting, here's what I thought about them when I tried them on some eastern hardpack with a bit of what westerners would call ice.

It's kind of like a supershape only a bit more lethargic, a little stiffer longitudinally and without quite the same edge grip on very hard snow/ice. For those of you not familiar with supershape think RX8 only a little more flexible and damper feeling.

It's like a supershape speed only not as solid feeling, a little softer and again without the edge grip on ice. Think of the supershape speed as a meat cleaver that will carve any surface on demand and still feel lively but stable at speed.

It probably works better on softer snow or for heavier skiers.
post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
While your waiting, here's what I thought about them when I tried them on some eastern hardpack with a bit of what westerners would call ice.

It's kind of like a supershape only a bit more lethargic, a little stiffer longitudinally and without quite the same edge grip on very hard snow/ice. For those of you not familiar with supershape thing RX8 only a little more flexible and damper feeling.

It's like a supershape speed only not as solid feeling, a little softer and again without the edge grip on ice. Think of the supershape speed as a meat cleaver that will carve any surface on demand and still feel lively but stable at speed.

It probably works better on softer snow or for heavier skiers.
What is your weight & height and what size SS Magnum did you ski?
post #11 of 19
I'm 165 lbs and 5'9". The SS Magnum I tried was 170 cm. The SS Speed I tried was 177 cm. My own skis are Fischer WC SC (13 m radius) in 165, old Kästle Super-g in 208, and Volant Machete g in 190 cm.
post #12 of 19
SO?! We are all anxiously waiting. Tried the magnum and liked it allot...but not in a variety of conditions...smooth hard pack...no ice..no bumps...no loose snow. Waiting for more input.
post #13 of 19
In my own personal opinion, I liked the Supershape speed better than the Magnum.
post #14 of 19
oboe...? You out there?
post #15 of 19
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oboe...? You out there?
I think he is on the way to "The Gathering" in Utah (well, actually probably there by now). I don't know whether we will hear from him before his return or not.
post #16 of 19
Thread Starter 
HA!

Here it is!

My stats:

Weight - 165 pounds
Height - 5'8" (damn, I've shrunk - but only in height)
Age: 66
Skiing in: Mostly Vermont, but loved the Gathering in Utah.
Skill: Not much - maybe 7/8, but good enough to instruct those even less skilled.

The ski is iSupershape Magnum. Stats: 121-71-107, 163 cm, 13.5m turn radius @ 170

Results: Bought this ski without demo. Have used it for teaching from never-evers to Level 6 and free skiing on groomed.

Short turns at slow speeds: Couldn't be better or easier.

Long turns at slow speeds: Ditto.

Long turns at HIGH speeds: Fanfrickintastic.

Edge grip: Superb.

Soft edge: No problem at all. Can demo side slip with confidence.

Stability at speed: Unshakeable.

Verstaility: Amazing (but see disclaimer below).

Gripes: ????? sorry, can't think of any. Found no difficulty or caveats with "fore/aft balance" or anything else. A real "hero ski".

Amazing thing: Although they perform so well at any speed and turn shape, I found them the easiest skis I've ever used - they're both lively and damp (I know, I know - sounds like an oxymoron). I haven't tried them in truly difficult snow, such as wet chopped etc. Truth be known, I haven't tried them in snow over six inches deep - so have no idea how they'd perform there.

While ymmv, these are terrific every day skis for me on any kind of groomed run. Bumps? Stay tuned.
post #17 of 19
Thread Starter 
HA!

Here it is!

My stats:

Weight - 165 pounds
Height - 5'8" (damn, I've shrunk - but only in height)
Age: 66
Skiing in: Mostly Vermont, but loved the Gathering in Utah.
Skill: Not much - maybe 7/8, but good enough to instruct those even less skilled.

The ski is iSupershape Magnum. Stats: 121-71-107, 163 cm, 13.5m turn radius @ 170

Results: Bought this ski without demo. Have used it for teaching from never-evers to Level 6 and free skiing on groomed.

Short turns at slow speeds: Couldn't be better or easier.

Long turns at slow speeds: Ditto.

Long turns at HIGH speeds: Fanfrickintastic.

Edge grip: Superb.

Soft edge: No problem at all. Can demo side slip with confidence.

Stability at speed: Unshakeable.

Verstaility: Amazing (but see disclaimer below).

Gripes: ????? sorry, can't think of any. Found no difficulty or caveats with "fore/aft balance" or anything else. A real "hero ski".

Amazing thing: Although they perform so well at any speed and turn shape, I found them the easiest skis I've ever used - they're both lively and damp (I know, I know - sounds like an oxymoron). I haven't tried them in truly difficult snow, such as wet chopped etc. Truth be known, I haven't tried them in snow over six inches deep - so have no idea how they'd perform there.

While ymmv, these are terrific every day skis for me on any kind of groomed run, including ice. Bumps? Stay tuned.
post #18 of 19
I love the fact that people waited almost 3 weeks and got not one but two reviews but wait. Are those copies of eachother? :O:O
post #19 of 19
Although I'm two years older and 60 lbs. heavier-I totally echo Oboe's sentiments. I've been on the Magnum for almost a year now and the ski continues to amaze me. Best overall ski I've ever been on.
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