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Any thoughts on Head Mojo 90's as an all mountain ski?

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
I have not seen much on Head ski's in general and they are fairly difficult to demo for me at the mountain.

Any thoughs on the Mojo 90's?
post #2 of 19
For someone living out west they would be a good choice for an all-mountain ski. Their two biggest shortcomings are float in super-light powder (but that's true with most skis their width) and boilerplate performance (though I've read a few comments from Eastern skiers that are happy with their ice performance.) For everything else their performance is good to excellent. The Mojo 90 is one of the most solid 90ish skis you can still take into moguls without getting beat up.
post #3 of 19
I own the Mojo 90 in a 176 (I'm 5'9" and about 170) and I love them as an all mountian ski. I couldn't demo them when I went to Colorado, but I also skied the PE, which is a very close facsimilie, but IMHO the Mojo is a better all around package. You can demo a PE almost anywhere, and if you like the snappy, quick feel of the PE, you'll love the Mojo 90. It is a ton of fun and is great in tight places, has good float in the pow, and actually is also good on the hardpack/ice- holds an edge all day and loves it! The only shortcoming I can find is that it gets a little bit chattery when you're at warp speeds on boilerplate, but nothing any self respecting skier wouldn't take in stride. If you're going to be skiing in the west, I envy you- because I wish to God I had them when I went out there, as they would have been perfect for the conditions I was in- a fresh 6-10" every day and lots of trees, bowls, bimps and tight stuff. I just wish I got more fresh snow around here to play with them in! Overall, I would say if you like a light, agile ski with alot of pop and energy, you ski the trees, hit the cliffs, the bumps and like to lean waaaaay over in pow the Mojo 90 is for you. If you like to straightline the bowls and prize the crud-smashing ability over agility then perhaps you should look at the Line Prophet 90 or the Watea line of skis. Fire away if you have any more questions about 'em I'd be happy to sing their praises! Good luck!
post #4 of 19
I demoed one at Whistler last year, found it to be great middle of the road ski: Not as good a grip on ice/hardpack as some (think Karma, iM88 or Blizzard Cronus), not as good in deep soft stuff as others (B3 or 4, 8800, PR) but for most purposes (groomed, bumps, moderately deep crud, tight spaces) among the best. And nothing is better in trees, IMO.
post #5 of 19
Hate to share this info b/c I may pull the trigger myself...but got to share the love. Sick deal here on ski universe...Mojo 90 for around $300....I'm prolly going to pull the trigger on some 186s....deal is too good.

Cheers,

LnL

http://http://stores.channeladvisor.com/skiuniverse/Store/Search.aspx?SearchTerm=head+mojo+90&imageField.x=1 6&imageField.y=10
post #6 of 19
LnL - Do you think the Mojo 90s are different enough from your Gots? I've got a pair of Gots, and I'm asking myself that question right now...
post #7 of 19
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by DoWork View Post
I own the Mojo 90 in a 176 (I'm 5'9" and about 170) and I love them as an all mountian ski. I couldn't demo them when I went to Colorado, but I also skied the PE, which is a very close facsimilie, but IMHO the Mojo is a better all around package. You can demo a PE almost anywhere, and if you like the snappy, quick feel of the PE, you'll love the Mojo 90. It is a ton of fun and is great in tight places, has good float in the pow, and actually is also good on the hardpack/ice- holds an edge all day and loves it! The only shortcoming I can find is that it gets a little bit chattery when you're at warp speeds on boilerplate, but nothing any self respecting skier wouldn't take in stride. If you're going to be skiing in the west, I envy you- because I wish to God I had them when I went out there, as they would have been perfect for the conditions I was in- a fresh 6-10" every day and lots of trees, bowls, bimps and tight stuff. I just wish I got more fresh snow around here to play with them in! Overall, I would say if you like a light, agile ski with alot of pop and energy, you ski the trees, hit the cliffs, the bumps and like to lean waaaaay over in pow the Mojo 90 is for you. If you like to straightline the bowls and prize the crud-smashing ability over agility then perhaps you should look at the Line Prophet 90 or the Watea line of skis. Fire away if you have any more questions about 'em I'd be happy to sing their praises! Good luck!
I went skiing today and all I did was trees!

Thanks for the review they are on closeout at a local shop and they look the part of my new quiver. I do have the Gots and will have them on 16" at Bachelor. I also just ordered the Watea 84 as a spring early ski season and most every day. I also wanted the quiver to have a great not good but great tree and mog ski and I may have found it.

Thanks
post #8 of 19
Dino,

Good question. There's no way the Mojos can compare to the Gots in fresh snow...just not possible. I do ski my Gots a lot--even when there is not a lot of fresh. However, I'm trying to find something a little narrower for bumps and other stuff when there's not any new snow. I have the PE...but at 179...its a bit short for me (6 foot 3, 185)...I'd like a bit more ski under me and that's why I'm considering these (the 186s)..particularly if I can get them this cheap. Always tough to figure out whether it creates too much overlap but I think I would use these for a very different purpose than my Gots.....90mm waist now seems rather narrow for me. I never thought I'd say that 2 years ago. Do you think you'll grab a pair?
post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by locknload View Post
...I'm trying to find something a little narrower for bumps and other stuff when there's not any new snow. ... I think I would use these for a very different purpose than my Gots.....Do you think you'll grab a pair?
My thinking exactly, but I don't want to spend $500 on a pair of this year's Mojos + bindings + mount, even though (wink wink, with a nod to mtlion): a) the graphics are pretty sweet this year; and b) I ran into Jonny Mosely at Squaw and he was sporting a pair of Mojo 90s.

Maybe I'll look for a pair that's a year or two old & see if I can get them for a lot less since I'll be on the Gots any time there's something fresh.
post #10 of 19
Done. I picked up a pair of Head Mad Trix Mojos (supposedly same as Mojo 90s). Once I get them/ski them, I can compare to my Gots.
post #11 of 19
nice! Hope they really are the same thing for your sake Rio! Happy pow hunting! Be sure to let me know how u like 'em... I think it's the perfect do-everything waist size. There may be skis that do specific things better, but this one really does it all. USCDownhill- yes, if you're looking for an amazing tree ski, the Mojo 90 is definately the ticket. I've never been on anything that even came close to being more perfect for the trees and really tight places, especially when you've got some freshies to work with. you have a great quiver! The Gotamas for when it really dumps, the Mojos for the trees and pow under 12", and the Watea 84s for when it gets all smash-potatoed up in the afternoon... I can only see a hole in the 100+mm waist category, but hey- many like to ski IN the pow so that's debatable... I love it! Keep up the nice work.
post #12 of 19
Dino,

Nice pull...very decisive....where did you get them...any more left?
post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by locknload View Post
where did you get them...any more left?
Got 'em off TGR. They're 176s, which is too short, but they were cheap. They'll be good for teaching my kid to ski, messing around in bumps & good rock skis. The rest of the time, I'll just ski my Gots.

I've seen a few of the 06 and 07 Mojo 90s new/used around pretty cheap, in well known places. OTOH, when the Mad Trix go up for sale, they seem to go for PE like prices, prolly because: a) not everyone knows they're the same as Mojo 90s; and b) they've got a muscle-car like "Viper" graphic, so mebbe I'll have to wear a wife beater when I ski them.
post #14 of 19
hey check the forum for special deals for epicski members- PM SierraJim or Dawgcatching, as they both own ski shops and kick deals like it's going out of style (cuz technically, it is) and I'm sure that they can find you a dope deal on the Mojo, and also Ebay may lead you to a deal as well. I almost bought the last year's style but found a sick deal thorugh Dawgcatching and never looked back.
post #15 of 19
Nice..work that wife beater. I did see a pair on TGR and PMd the guy to see if he still had em...they were cheap. I'd love to grab em. Let me know what you think once you ride them.
post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by DoWork View Post
nice! Hope they really are the same thing for your sake Rio! Happy pow hunting! Be sure to let me know how u like 'em... I think it's the perfect do-everything waist size. There may be skis that do specific things better, but this one really does it all. USCDownhill- yes, if you're looking for an amazing tree ski, the Mojo 90 is definately the ticket. I've never been on anything that even came close to being more perfect for the trees and really tight places, especially when you've got some freshies to work with. you have a great quiver! The Gotamas for when it really dumps, the Mojos for the trees and pow under 12", and the Watea 84s for when it gets all smash-potatoed up in the afternoon... I can only see a hole in the 100+mm waist category, but hey- many like to ski IN the pow so that's debatable... I love it! Keep up the nice work.

I know I basically drooled on another guys Katanas today. He went to them from the Mantra and said it was the best thing he has done. He knew his stuff, older guy about 6' 3" 200lbs with as much ski knowledge as I have ever listened to.

Me thinks (Wife will kill me) that your assessment is correct and more skis are in order.
post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by USCdownhill View Post
Me thinks (Wife will kill me) that your assessment is correct and more skis are in order.
Death is a small price to pay for a dope quiver. Besides, that way when hell freezes over you can ski there too! I hear they have some serious vert near the fire and brimstone!
post #18 of 19
Yeah, Mad Trix Mojo = Mojo 90's. Same same. I have the viper graphics - the little kids think they are kool. I've been partial to orange skis since owning a few Atomic RC's in the '70's. This year's graphics are barely passable, but I thought the previous two color scheme with some kind of ink splotch was fugly.
post #19 of 19
Do you guys think this is a good deal? im thinking about it

http://stores.channeladvisor.com/ski...s%20176%20 cm
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