The Collective’s unique tip design has what Head calls a stabilizing exoskeleton, made with elastomers and fiberglass designed to reduce weight and vibration in the rockered tip. Testers responded to the TTS technology by giving high marks to the Collective 105 for both stability and flotation. “It has nice stability in the bumps and crud,” Dittmar said. “It’s not super responsive like a sports car because it has SUV steering.” Construction includes a World Cup sandwich with cap wrapped over the edges for a more user-friendly feel to the race-oriented design. “This ski is geared toward powder but has good edge hold for big turns on the groomers,” Witman said.