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Head V-Shape 8 2019

Reviewed by PROSKILAB

PROSKILAB™ reviewers comments

Relatively flexible, the V-Shape 8 is closer to an adaptive ski, lacking some of the agility needed for this category.

The ski is really enjoyable as long as you don't try to go too fast.
Light, smooth, gentle and accommodating, it will forgive errors and deliver great sensations.

However, when you step up the pace on hard pack and steep slopes, the ski quickly shows its limits. Grip is less solid and turns start to wobble.

The V-Shape 8 is a good ski with the accent on accessibility and comfort at moderate speed. We recommend it for average to good, light to medium-size riders looking for pleasure and effortless performance mainly for leisure use.

Review: Pros

  • A light ski
  • Accessible
  • Enjoyable
  • Enjoys carving at cruising speeds
  • Easy to handle

Review: Cons

  • Flexible
  • Performance more limited at high speed, on hard pack and steep slopes
  • Not suitable for heavier riders

The ski review scores

Turn initiation
☆☆☆☆☆
12.8
Stability
☆☆☆☆☆
13.2
Stability/turning performance
☆☆☆☆☆
13.7
Grip
☆☆☆☆☆
12.8
Short turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
13.2
Long turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
13.8
Skid turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
13.8
Handleability
☆☆☆☆☆
13.3
Comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
13.3
Snow contact
☆☆☆☆☆
13.0
Soft snow fluidity
☆☆☆☆☆
13.8

Who's it for?

Intermediate → Good

Manufacturer's remarks

All-terrain skis that pack a punch. This winter's most versatile war machine: piste, off-piste, fast, slow... they can cope with anything! The wood and metal core gives them agility and rebound. They'll turn a good rider into a top rider.


Features of the V-Shape 8

Brand : Head
Model : V-Shape 8
Year : 2019
Family : Cruisers
Size tested : 177 cm
Tip size : 130 mm
Waist size : 75 mm
Tail size : 112 mm

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