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Head Monster 88 Ti

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Dimensions:

Length (cm): 163, 170, 177, 184
Sidecut @177cm (mm): 133-88-114
Radius @177cm (m): 17.4


Characteristics:

Terrain: 80% piste - 20% off-piste
Discipline: all-mountain
Skier level: intermediate - advanced
Stability: solid
Edge grip: very good
Floatation: good
Edge switch: fast for width

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All-mountain ski HEAD Monster 88 Ti 2018

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Heyman's review: Advanced+ all-mountain skier

Advanced+ level all-mountain
skier Heyman's rating of this ski:

4 stars


Considering his skiers profile:

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Reviewer Heyman

"A true all-mountain ski is as good off-piste as it is on-piste. Stiff enough to remain stable at top speed, flexible enough for comfort in poor circumstances. It is essential that the perfect all-mountain ski performs well in all conditions."

 SkillsLevel 13
 FitnessLevel 7
 SpeedLevel 12
 Length:178 cm
 Weight:85 kg

 


My favourite all-mountain skis:

1. Armada TST
Ski Armada TST 2015

 

2. Nordica NRGy 100
Ski Nordica NRGy 100 2016

 

3. Atomic Vantage Ritual
Atomic Vantage Ritual 2015

 

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Damp and agile


The Head Monster 88 Ti has a lot of edge grip which makes for very nice and easy carving. The ski is not too stiff so it remains comfortable although it never feels like it could not handle the pace. Add to that a fast edge switch to make it agile and playful and you have all the ingredients for a very well balanced ski. The thing the Monster does best is high speed long turn carving. It stays on track whatever you come across.

Who is this ski for?

Being so well balanced, good at carving, agile and damp, comfortable and sportive, 88mm wide underfoot and with a fast edge switch, this ski will appeal to every intermediate and advanced all-mountain skier. And at the same time that is also the downside of the Head Monster 88 Ti. It has no outstanding characteristics, nothing you would immediately fall in love with, no hidden quality to explore. But if you're not into all that but just want a very good all-mountain ski, the Monster 88 is a wise choice. And therefore I award it a 4 star rating.

Head about the Monster 88

"Built for ripping the groomers with the option of blazing off-piste the medium wide Monster 88 is a versatile all-terrain ski with race department speed and agility. It is armed with the camber and nose rocker of Allride Rocker, for superior control and float in the soft stuff, as well as our revolutionary Graphene WC Sandwich Cap Construction with Titanal, for enhanced control and reactivity in a lightweight, durable and strong build. The ultimate monster for fast, fun all-terrain carving.", says Head.

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Comments  

# Paul Rattenbury 2016-12-17 07:33
Just an update: Had a few more days on my Monster 88's. They are a lot of ski... They are a Man's Ski. They are un-deflectable crud-busters and the tips add up to 132 mms of float. When the snow is soft/fresh or cold/loose they are truly great as they steer into grip and arc. This great GS grip makes me think these will be a bit much in dry, hard bumps on the steeps where their strong carve may not be your friend ... Ahh; the double edged sword of Grip.
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