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15.9

Head WC Rebels iSpeed reviews 2017

PROSKILAB™ reviewers' comments

We decided to include the iSpeed Rebels from Head in the PROSKILAB™ review after the pre-tests and discussions with the brand, and we were not disappointed. This model really walks the talk in powder! There's no doubt, it’s the kind of ski that invites you to rip through the snow.

With incisive initiation, fantastic turn performance, exceptional stability and explosive push-off, the ski reminds anyone who may have forgotten that it has a true racing ski pedigree.
The model is a devil in disguise that just invites you to step on the gas; in most cases, the skier reaches his limits before the ski does.

But the model also demands a lot in return for its elitist performance and requires considerable technical and physical prowess. It's not an easy ski since it's very stiff with little flex. According to the reviewers, it requires "constant engagement", and perfect positioning...

The iSpeed Rebels is a powerful and aggressive ski, designed for performance, but unfortunately lacking the accessibility needed for the programme. It's a great choice for very good, expert and competition skiers looking for performance above all.

Review: Pros

  • A stiff, efficient ski
  • Punchy and playful
  • Excellent grip
  • Exceptional hold in turns, especially impressive in long turns at very high speeds
  • Performs well in shorter turns too

Review: Cons

  • Requires concentration
  • Technically and physically demanding

The ski review scores

Turn initiation
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Stability
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Stability/turning performance
☆☆☆☆☆
17.5
Grip
☆☆☆☆☆
17.3
Short turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
13.2
Long turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
17.5
Skid turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
11.2
Handleability
☆☆☆☆☆
12.3
Comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
13.2
Snow contact
☆☆☆☆☆
15.5
Soft snow fluidity
☆☆☆☆☆
13.0

Who's it for?

Beginner → Beginner

Manufacturer's remarks

The WC Rebels i.Speed are the key to all performance. Their specific sandwich construction and turbo-charged technology make these skis a real competition tool. Featuring Kers, a fully automatic electronic system, the ski stores the energy from the speed created and releases it each time it comes out of a turn.

Features of the WC Rebels iSpeed

Brand : Head
Model : WC Rebels iSpeed
Year : 2017
Family : Giant slalom
Size tested : 180 cm
Tip size : 119 mm
Waist size : 68 mm
Tail size : 99 mm
Radius for the size reviewed : Not available

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Reviewed by PROSKILAB™

in La Clusaz, France, March 2016