Tip and tail rocker and a 115-millimeter waist give the Cyclic 115 a surfy feel, and thanks to Head’s TTS technology, testers said they felt little tip chatter. The Cyclic 115’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 and tail. Whereas the Collective 105 (the next ski down in Head’s freeski series) scored higher in stability, the Cyclic scored slightly higher in playfulness and powder performance. “Better to stay off the groomers and stick to mixed conditions,” Flickinger said. “It’s best bulldozing through powder.” Construction includes a World Cup sandwich with cap wrapped over the edges for a more All-Mountain feel.