15.9 /20
Summary
Publisher NeveItalia
Review Skis 2020
Publisher's category Allround Tourism
Brand Head
Model V-Shape V8
Score 15.9 / 20

Testers' Ratings

The top model of the new V-Shape range from Head keeps its promises and confirms itself – after testing – as a ski that "adapts to all situations, [is] light and dynamic," says Stefano Belingheri; it is a ski that's "very easy to manage throughout the turn": after its good entry into the turn, you can "continue to slide without having to think," continues Federico Casnati; it is "versatile at any speed" and remains stable in all the turning arcs for good-level skiers, concludes Giovanni Manfrini. This ski is really easy, doesn't require the skier to engage and beautifully combines intuitiveness and manoeuvrability, says Laura Jardi, while Francesca Rudisi specifies that it is ideal to start with cut handling because it facilitates entry into turns of all radii. Medium and short radii are perfectly within its grasp; in large turns, however, it loses stability and especially precision. Its structure is ideal for the targeted category even if it sometimes seems too rigid (Stefano Belingheri and Riccardo Giacomel). Head's new proposal for the 2019/20 season has thus achieved the goal of making sliding easy and fun for unconfirmed skiers. We recommend this ski to those who have started cut turns and are looking for a ski to progress, as well as to those who want to take a step back from All-Round skis, without giving up on precision and stability.

Behavior

Fits the Profile
4.3 / 5
Stability
4.3 / 5
Edge Grip
4 / 5
Comfort
3.9 / 5
Control
4.2 / 5
Short Turns
3.1 / 5
Medium Turns
3.9 / 5
Large Turns
4.6 / 5
Manoeuvrability
3.8 / 5
Impulse
3.6 / 5

NeveItalia test

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