Head Supershape i.Magnum ski review, 2017/2018 men's Technical Category, from our equipment experts at Realskiers.com powered by Masterfit.

Head was the first major manufacturer to embrace carving skis when they were still in their infancy, and the brand has never lost its commitment to perfecting the genre. Head's Supershape series is an unmatched collection of carving machines, and the i.Magnum is the shapeliest of them all with a 59-mm drop between its tip and waist dimensions, creating a turn radius (13.1m @ 170cm) tighter than that of World Cup slalom skis. The slight early rise in its shovel is shallower than the same feature on the i.Rally or i.Titan, so the Supershape i.Magnum behaves more like a fully cambered ski than a rockered one. It doesn’t just like to carve, Head's Supershape i.Magnum insists on it. If you want to moderate its mongoose-quick reflexes, consider getting it in a longer length; if you’d prefer to accentuate its short-turn expertise, stick with the shorter length you’d normally use for a Technical ski. Note that you don’t need length for stability, as the Supershape i.Magnum is built to be as quiet as a Bentley in a Mini Cooper length. “A strong carver,” confirmed Paul Jacobs. “Prefers short rather than long radius turns. Grippy, with excellent rebound.”