14.2 /20
Summary
Publisher NeveItalia
Review Skis 2020
Publisher's category Allround Tourism
Brand Head
Score 14.2 / 20
Award Reviewers' Choice Reviewers' Choice

Testers' Ratings

After a few years of absence, the Head Magnum has been reviewed again and the result hasn't changed: it was appreciated in every way, on every type of snow and in every curve radius, to the point that it is the best proposition in its category for the 2019/20 season; it received the Gold Medal among the "Reviewers' Choice" skis. What is sensational is that this ski always remains faithful to itself, evolving on small details and getting better and better; it grows where few "tourist" skis manage to advance. The Head technicians, after each update, always manage to present a ski that's "easy, super intuitive, not tiring, magnificent in short curves," says Laura Jardi enthusiastically. Francesco Tavella gave the Magnum maximum scores and concluded: "it's a very manoeuvrable ski, easy, not very tiring and that gives a lot of satisfaction". If we go into technical details, Francesca Rudisi says that it is "adapted to cut turns from medium to large radii and at medium to high speeds, its entry into turns is very stable"; it is one of the rare versatile models that exist on the market to the point that Alex Favaro writes "it's a ski adapted to all turning arcs, precise and stable throughout the curve". Its statistical results for short, medium and large curves are practically identical, even if they are higher for medium curves, which confirms the tourist character of this ski. We can confirm that it has no downsides: it adapts to a range of skiers from Classes 2 to 4, aimed at those who want to progress and at experienced skiers who want to slide all day long without getting tired, the ideal partner for the Sellaronda (ndlr: Sella group ski circuit in northern Italy).

Behavior

Fits the Profile
3.9 / 5
Stability
4 / 5
Edge Grip
3.7 / 5
Comfort
3.3 / 5
Control
3.9 / 5
Short Turns
2.5 / 5
Medium Turns
3.4 / 5
Large Turns
4.1 / 5
Manoeuvrability
3.3 / 5
Impulse
3.3 / 5

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