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Head V-Shape 8 2019

Reviewed by PROSKILAB

PROSKILAB™ reviewers' comments

The Head V-Shape 8 is a relatively soft ski that will help you progress. It lacks some of the liveliness sought after in this category.

The ski is super fun as long as you don't try to go too fast. Lightweight, smooth, soft, and easy to use; it will forgive mistakes and deliver great sensations.

However, when you pick up the pace on hard snow and steep slopes, the ski quickly shows its limits. Edge grip is less solid, and the ski doesn’t always hold the line.

The V-Shape 8 is a good ski that is accessible and smooth at moderate speed. We recommend it for light to average-sized intermediate to advanced skiers, looking for smooth effortless performance mainly for recreational use.

Review: Pros

  • Light
  • Accessible
  • Fun
  • Carves well at low to moderate speeds
  • Maneuverable

Review: Cons

  • Soft
  • Performance is limited at high speed, on hard pack, and steep slopes
  • Not good for heavier skiers

The ski review scores

Turn initiation
☆☆☆☆☆
12.8
Stability
☆☆☆☆☆
13.2
Stability/turning performance
☆☆☆☆☆
13.7
Grip
☆☆☆☆☆
12.8
Short turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
13.2
Long turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
13.8
Skid turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
13.8
Handleability
☆☆☆☆☆
13.3
Comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
13.3
Snow contact
☆☆☆☆☆
13.0
Soft snow fluidity
☆☆☆☆☆
13.8

Who's it for?

Intermediate → Good

Manufacturer's remarks

All-terrain skis that pack a punch. This winter's most versatile weapons of war: frontside, backside, fast speeds, slow sleeps - they can cope with anything! The wood and metal core gives them agility and rebound. They will help you progress to the next level.

Features of the V-Shape 8

Brand : Head
Model : V-Shape 8
Year : 2019
Family : Cruisers
Size tested : 177 cm
Tip size : 130 mm
Waist size : 75 mm
Tail size : 112 mm
Radius for the size reviewed : 14 m

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Reviewed by PROSKILAB™

in La Clusaz, France, March 2018