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Reviewers' score
16.7

Head Worldcup Rebels i.Race reviews 2020

PROSKILAB™ reviewers' comments

This category is oriented towards performance and fun, and the Head Worldcup Rebels i.Race did not disappoint the testers.

All of the testers were impressed by the liveliness of the ski: “snappy turn initiation,” “grippy,” “phenomenal edge-to-edge transfers.” You can go fast “and still feel incredibly safe.”

The ski is at its best when it is on the edge. It can then go into the turn easily and carve effortlessly. It can get radical edge angles and, according to the testers, allows you to “touch your hip on the snow on each turn.” Edge hold and precision in the turns are amazing.

The WC Rebels i.Race is easy to handle and offers a great compromise between performance and accessibility. Its medium turn radius, somewhere between a slalom and GS turn, makes it pretty versatile, as long as you are doing carved turns.

The ski wants to dig in and take big edge angles. Turning on a flat ski in a skidded turn is more difficult because of the large catchy tail. Going for a “cruise” on the slopes is not its cup of tea.

The Worldcup Rebels i.Race’s ability to create huge edge angles, its precision, ease of use, and the feeling of security it brings make it a total blast to ski on. The testers were full of praise: “Super ski,” “very good ski,” “a delight.” We recommend the WC Rebels i.Race to advanced skiers who want a lively carving ski.

Review: Pros

  • High-level performance
  • Snappy, precise, quick turn initiation
  • Great at carving, good edge grip and hold in the turn
  • Stable, great performance at high speed
  • Accessible, easy to handle
  • Reliable
  • Fun

Review: Cons

  • Likes to stay on edge, not comfortable when flat
  • Less comfortable in skidded turns

The ski review scores

Turn initiation
☆☆☆☆☆
18.0
Stability
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Stability/turning performance
☆☆☆☆☆
18.5
Grip
☆☆☆☆☆
18.5
Short turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Long turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
16.0
Skid turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
12.5
Handleability
☆☆☆☆☆
15.5
Comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Snow contact
☆☆☆☆☆
16.5
Soft snow fluidity
☆☆☆☆☆
16.5

Who's it for?

Good → Excellent+

Manufacturer's remarks

An expert ski for aggressive and precise turns. The unique sandwich construction and piezoelectric system make the ski a weapon on the race course. Equipped with KERS (or Kinetic Energy Recovery System), a piezoelectric system, the ski stores energy created with speed and releases it at the end of each turn.

Features of the Worldcup Rebels i.Race

Brand : Head
Model : Worldcup Rebels i.Race
Year : 2020
Family : Carvers
Size tested : 170 cm
Tip size : 122 mm
Waist size : 68 mm
Tail size : 102 mm
Radius for the size reviewed : 14 m

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Reviewed by PROSKILAB™

in La Clusaz, France, March 2019