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Head Monster 88 Ti 2019

Reviewed by PROSKILAB

PROSKILAB™ reviewers comments

While the Kore 93 from Head shone in the all mountain back category, the more trail-oriented Monster 88 found the competition stiffer in the midst of more versatile skis.

The reviewers praised the Monster 88's excellent behavior on the groomers. The ski was judged to be "a good trail ski" that's docile and grippy, and especially happy in short turns. The ski is accessible and very user-friendly.

Outside the groomers, its behavior is correct with good flotation in powder, but it doesn't do quite as well as the Kendo, Pinnacle 85, Stormrider 88...
Despite its size at the waist (88mm) and its rocker, the Monster 88 can't hide its trail ski DNA. It's the perfect ski for intermediate to good riders who love whizzing down the groomers but would like a ski that can handle all snow conditions and is able to get away from the trails from time to time.

Review: Pros

  • Well behaved on the groomers
  • Versatile
  • User-friendly
  • Good overall performance
  • Comfortable in short turns
  • Good float in powder

Review: Cons

  • Behavior deteriorates at high speed
  • Less convincing freeride behavior compared to some of the models reviewed
  • Turn initiation is not very intuitive

The ski review scores

Turn initiation
☆☆☆☆☆
14.8
Stability
☆☆☆☆☆
13.8
Stability/turning performance
☆☆☆☆☆
14.2
Grip
☆☆☆☆☆
14.4
Short turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
13.5
Long turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
14.8
Skid turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
13.6
Handleability
☆☆☆☆☆
13.7
Comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
13.8
Snow contact
☆☆☆☆☆
15.0
Soft snow fluidity
☆☆☆☆☆
14.2
Freeride - Flotation quality
☆☆☆☆☆
12.0
Handling in powder
☆☆☆☆☆
12.0
Performance on hard snow
☆☆☆☆☆
13.2
Freeride - Performance on hard snow
☆☆☆☆☆
10.7
Any ground comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
12.0

Who's it for?

Intermediate → Very good

Manufacturer's remarks

Which skis do the World Cup Rebels use in their free time? The Monster 88

Features of the Monster 88 Ti

Brand : Head
Model : Monster 88 Ti
Year : 2019
Family : All-Mountain front
Size tested : 177 cm
Tip size : 133 mm
Waist size : 88 mm
Tail size : 114 mm

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