2016/2017 Head Monster 98 ski review. OnTheSnow tested this ski as part of its men’s All-Mountain Back Category and awarded it an Editors’ Choice honor.

The All-Mountain Back category ultimately covers conditions found in both front and back terrain. The Monster 98 is designed to walk that line equally. Tester scores reflect said duality, favoring the ski’s carving prowess while only slightly less impressed with powder performance. “It’s powerful enough to bust through chopped up powder, but it shines on steep, hard snow thanks to great edge hold and dampness,” says Witman. A Graphene World Cup Sandwich Cap construction melds a wood core with titanium and Graphene—a material stronger than steel but extremely lightweight—wrapped in a lightweight “cap.” Head’s ERA 3.0 rocker technology divides the ski’s architecture into rocker, radius and rebound, and the Monster 98 has tip rocker, progressive radius that requires less angulation and vibration-absorbing Intellifibers in the tip. “Zero chatter for this true all-mountain ski. Period,” says Rice.

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