Head Monster 88 (2007)


Offpist / Freeride
Level: Advanced
Brand: Head

Manufacturers description

Length (cm) Tip/Waist/Tail (mm) Weight (g) Radius (m)
164 0/0/0 - 0.00
175 126/88/112 - 19.20
186 0/0/0 - 0.00
(Official information from Head)

The same model but from other years
Head MONSTER 88 (2018)
Head Monster 88 (2017)
Head MONSTER 88 (2016)
Head Monster 88 (2009)
Head Monster 88 (2008) 3 reviews
Head Monster 88 (2006) 8 reviews

What do you think about Head Monster 88?
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Gahnis
20/08/2007 (Modified: 14/04/2013)
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Strenghts:
A good skiing for Swedish conditions!
Sandwich is nice I think!
Can push in piste despite its pretty wide waist! (Telemark)

Weaknesses:
A little messy when it's crowded!
I experienced it as quite slow and clumsy in some contexts.
The upper side becomes extremely easy "broken" in the elevator queue ....

Summary:
Good skiing as the "all-mountain" variant.

Riding style: Offpist / Pist (Telemark)
Length on the ski: 186 cm
Riders weight: 81 kg
Riders length: 185 cm

(Guest)
22/05/2007
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Strenghts:
An incredibly versatile ski that is seen everywhere. Have had the pleasure to ride them in every possible terrain during 06-07 in Whistler. The skid has good ice grip while it is wide enough to drive light American pillows. The skid is also very speed-resistant, even in tracked cushions.

Weaknesses:
The weaknesses of the skis are above all the fact that the sidewall is in the clearest team, a proper stone bang can result in nails. A problem that should be resolved in the 2007 model. The ski can also be perceived as a bit sluggish in dense forests but if you want the wonderful speed stability that the ski offers, something has to be given.
The skid is in the heaviest team to jump but can handle proper drips with bravur.

Summary:
A ski to recommend to the crowded. However, we need some weight and strength to make it behave really well. Recommend to buy a more expensive binding than Tyrolia LD12 as this does not really matter if you want to squeeze hard. Have spent 84 days with it under different conditions and is very pleased.

Riding style: Piste, pillows and sparse woods.
Length on the ski: 186 cm
Riders weight: 87 kg
Riders length: 184 cm

a_sjolund
21/05/2007
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Strenghts:
-Please move in pillows
- Great in the piste too
stiff and NOT bumpy and fluttery

Weaknesses:
-Please be a little lazy to be nice in the piste
 

Summary:
The best skiing I've ever had / tried
I highly recommend them!

Riding style: piste powder
Length on the ski: 175 cm
Riders weight: 75 kg
Riders length: 175 cm

jonk
jonk (Guest)
08/05/2007
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Strenghts:
I was lucky enough to get a pair of 2008 model, have gone all day and stormed, except for the tie (tyrolia ld 12) ski stops the plate broke in the first jump, get new bindings a week hope they'll get better :) the skis are working well in the pistons

Weaknesses:
have not yet gone so much than there are none

Summary:
would recommend these to you as much a lot of offpist but like a pistol in a mix of grumpy ice cubes!

Riding style: most offpist but also some pistons
Length on the ski: 175 cm
Riders weight: 88 kg
Riders length: 178 cm

wuchi
18/01/2007
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Strenghts:
the skis are extremely playful and perfect to go here for years. I chose a rather short length to prioritize the characteristics of the forest and to get as versatile skiing as possible. I thought I would lose a lot in speed stability and move in the short-term offpiste but have not had any problems so far.
It seems almost like heads hyped innovations like "liquid metal" and "intelligence" work. The skid becomes noticeably more stable / stiffer when it starts to go fast and is messy, which means that the short length does not feel limiting in the amount of rides that have to offer.

Weaknesses:
Maybe they could be a bit wider. would happily see a monster95a in 179cm length to next year. if they manage to keep 88's piste on such a ski, I'm totally sold!

Summary:
a really versatile ski for those who like to ride a lot of offpiste but do not go heliskiing and untouched metered pillows every day. a perfect ski season for the season who does not want to buy the fatest pillowboards but also wants to get down on the proper cut down for the afternoon slope.

The ski gets a lot more fun if the tie is backed up a little bit, my seat is 20mm behind the boot center.

Riding style: lots of forests / gutters. It's a bit bad with huge fields with 3 meter pillows here for years.
Length on the ski: 175 cm
Riders weight: 72 kg
Riders length: 178 cm

joholf
11/09/2006
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Strenghts:
Incredibly good skis, they clearly made the best I went on! I thought I was developing in my ride by going on them and giving a little extra dimension to the ride. They are almost as superb in the piste as in the powder. I have both used the ski as a ski school teacher for the promotion and in the powder in the border. Because the ski is of a sandwich design, the ski is a thornsticker than many other "fat", which means that they get a really good edge grip in the piste and at the same time they float in the outside of the piste in all circumstances without being a very "fat" ski, mine is 89 in the waist. I am mostly off-piste and preferably fast but also like to nurse pist now and then, consider me to class advanced skiers who go about 30 days a year.

Weaknesses:
After a season of about 30-35 days on skis, of which about 20 of these, I discovered no direct weaknesses, not even the top of which "Headed" by Head seems to have been a problem earlier. Possibly maybe I would like to have the skid a bit wider at my waist if I was a little heavier, they probably fit the best middle-aged rider.

Summary:
A very good skiing for all conditions, pist as an off-piste, has slipped over to the other side of the Atlantic for a season now. Relative short turning radius and twist rig make them a much better all-round purchase for advanced (medium-sized) riders than a couple of freeride skis.

Riding style: Most pillows but also a lot of pistons.
Length on the ski: 186 cm
Riders weight: 75 kg
Riders length: 180 cm