Head Monster 83 X

2020

Men's All-Mountain
Head
Price: £445.00 (Bindings)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
On piste short turns:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Upper Intermediate Upper Advanced Lower Advanced Lower Expert
Sidecut 131-83-110
Turn radius 16.7 (177cm)
Lengths 149, 156, 163, 170, 177
Construction Graphene Worldcup
Sandwich Cap Construction
Titanal Layer
Strengths Smooth ride, easy to adjust, superb ride
Weaknesses Lacks grip at high speeds on hard snow

They say

Step into the Monster and the mountain is yours. It’s a ski that fits your tight, snappy style like a glove. On or off piste, you master any terrain, any speed

We say

The ‘Monster’ can give you some preconceptions of how it skis, but don’t be fooled the new version is soft, playful and very smooth. That effortless ride is one of the real striking characteristics of this ski, it manages to transform hardpack into silk and can make slushy conditions an easy ride. It releases out of the end of the turn with ease and has an adjustable nature that makes it effortless to use. Levels of grip are strong, however if you really crank up the speeds on hard groomed pistes it will have a limit. This is a playful, easy ski that delivers astonishing ride quality at a great price

Tester Comments

Dougie Mill
Really playful and agile. The end of the turn releases easily and progressively into the new turn
Pete Davison
Soft, playful and very smooth in slush and deep snow. Good edge grip on soft snow