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Reviewers' score
14.7

Head Strong Instinct Ti reviews 2017

PROSKILAB™ reviewers' comments

The Strong Instinct Ti from Head immediately stands out as a ski adapted to the weakest levels. The ski enters turns easily, skid turns are very consistent and reassuring and its tail helps produce successful parallel turns after a snowplough opening. It's brilliant for beginners and fair to middling riders.

In addition, the ski is extremely comfortable and requires little physical engagement. Highly versatile, with 83 mm underfoot, the ski is happy on all types of snow and is especially agreeable on soft snow.

Very user-friendly and reassuring, the String Instinct Ti nonetheless performs well overall. Carves and grip are especially good for the category. The ski is adaptive and will allow fair riders to advance to more technical moves.

However, the reviewers also noted a lack of punch. Globally docile and reassuring, the ski does not kick back much energy, to the detriment of riding enjoyment. In addition, stability becomes increasingly haphazard at high speeds.

The Strong Instinct Ti is an excellent choice for a wide public from beginners to good skiers (medium to heavy frames) who're looking for a versatile and consistent model.

Review: Pros

  • Stable when cruising
  • Overall versatility, comfortable in all snow conditions
  • Easy turn initiation and entry
  • Excellent comfort
  • An enjoyable ski

Review: Cons

  • Clumsy, lacks punch
  • Lacks stability

The ski review scores

Turn initiation
☆☆☆☆☆
16.4
Stability
☆☆☆☆☆
12.0
Stability/turning performance
☆☆☆☆☆
14.2
Grip
☆☆☆☆☆
12.6
Short turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
15.0
Long turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
13.8
Skid turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
16.3
Handleability
☆☆☆☆☆
15.6
Comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
14.4
Snow contact
☆☆☆☆☆
14.2
Soft snow fluidity
☆☆☆☆☆
15.0

Who's it for?

Beginner → Intermediate+

Manufacturer's remarks

The All mountain ski for everyone, for every snow surface and for every ride. The aim is not speed or competition; it's pure enjoyment!
The top choice to explore the whole resort.


Features of the Strong Instinct Ti

Brand : Head
Model : Strong Instinct Ti
Year : 2017
Family : Easy Cruisers
Size tested : 170 cm
Tip size : 130 mm
Waist size : 83 mm
Tail size : 115 mm
Radius for the size reviewed : Not available

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Reviewed by PROSKILAB™

in La Clusaz, France, March 2016