The Head Force I KERS has more top secret space-aged technology than the Pentagon. Further development on the Head Intelligence system has helped to create KERS technology or Kinetic Energy Recovery System to any tech geeks out there. KERS technology picks up the vibrations you get when you ride harder and faster and turns the kinetic energy into an electrical current, this current is fed back into the fibres towards the tail of the board stiffening up the fibres and making the tail more punchy. But this in a freestyle snowboard and you can create a snowboard that rides soft and forgiving in the jibs and stiffens up for sketchy backcountry kickers and creates dynamite pop for leaving pipe lips. You’ll also get an extra tasty little kick out of carves
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A lot of people overlook Head Snowboards because they associate the brand with Skis and tennis rackets, basically not a core snowboard manufacturer; the fact that the Snowboarding side of the business is almost a completely independent entity formed from the ashes of Blax Snowboards means Head is just as ‘Snowboard’ as any other brand. The AK SC i is the brainchild of the Head and long time pro freerider Eric Thermel. The concept behind the new AK is a strange camber/rocker hybrid called Snake Camber. I won’t spoil the review but Head might need to take Snake Camber back to the drawing board, because the AK out of the deepest of powder is like a fish out of water.
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Last year Tom our head of testing raved about the Head Team i. For him it was the freestyle snowboard that could do it all. Pipe, piste, powder, infact anything that begins with a P is rideable on the Head Team. The biggest advantage of the Team is that it combines Head’s high-tech kinetic energy recycling Intellifibres with conventional materials like Carbon, Kevlar and Honeycomb inserts. You can enjoy all of the benefits of Head’s Intelligence System with the knowledge that you’ve got some serious reinforcement backing it up for punch out of carves and more pop than Simon Cowell’s back catalogue.
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Take the Head Tribute to the terrain park and you’ll notice the buttery soft flex, take it on the boxes and rails and you won’t need to worry about the base, it’s extruded so it’ll be easy enough to fix. Last year I wasn’t blown away by the Tribute i but as a deck to start learning park tricks on it’s just fine.
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The Matrix is Head’s all-mountain, all ability snowboard. Evereything about the Matrix encourages progression in your riding and the versatility of using a directional twin shape means the Matrix is capable riding everything from park and pipe to meter deep powder drifts. A one-stop-shop for mountain fun!
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There are those snowboarders that like gimmicks and those that don’t. If you’re in the later group, the Head True is a dream. Tip-to-tail wood core, a camber profile, a true twin shape and an extruded base. A good option for beginners and those learning the basics in the park. The Head True isn’t going to win any awards, but it won’t break the bank either.
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The Head Holster I is filling the boots of the bigger brother the AK SC I for the 2011 season. Whereas the AK has the new Snake Camber profile the Holster sticks with a traditional camber, the better of the two profiles by a country mile! A tapered shape delivers float and keeps the nose up in chop and the Intellifibres deal with any unwanted chatter. If you’re an intermediate freeride who wants a snowboard to turn up the speed with and take on some more difficult terrain, but don’t want an untamable beast, the Holster I is worth a ganders.
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The Tribute is a freestyle / jib board best suited to beginner freestylers looking for a snowboard to take them all the way through the basics but still be relevant when they start hitting bigger jumps with more speed. Ridiculously easy to ride at low speeds and super stable, the Tribute provided a bit more feedback and va-va-voom with more aggressive riding.
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Pipe, park and rails. The Head Team I. deals with the lot confidently. Intellifibres and Carbon and Kevlar stringers provide plenty of pop and damping, and combined with a shallow sidecut and mid wide waist, the combination provides plenty of high speed stability even in the shorter lengths. Head have thrown in some felt-tip pens with the Team I. so you can customise your graphics…how generous.
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Head’s Pearl is designed to be a progressive ride for intermediate female riders. Biaxial glass and a smooth radial sidecut will make for a predictable and forgiving ride. The Pearl is a comfortable snowboard for light female riders who spend most of their time blasting around the piste and popping off into the pow on the side.
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A high spec women’s freestyle board with a twin shape, narrow waist and centered stance. The Fountain I. is everything you’ll need to push your abilities in the park and step up to the bigger jumps, that dare I say…the boys are hitting.
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More bling than P. Diddy and Lil Kim’s imaginary love child, the Head Tiara is covered in gold glitter! Like a pimped out Hummer, the Tiara’s spec lives upto it’s looks featuring a superlight poplar core, high grade sintered 7200 grade base, carbons stringers and Head’s high-tech intellifibres; coming to a showroom near you! Look out for the matching bindings and boots - darling, that’s fashion!
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Big mountain freeriding made easy with Head’s Holster. Intellifibres make the Holster stiffen up at high speeds, and the high grade sintered base, long effective edge, tapered shape and cross carbon reinforcement will provide you with all the grip you’ll need in variable snow conditions and tons of float in powder. The Holster has almost the exact dimensions of the Intelligence AK, just softened up for less experienced freeriders.
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The Head True is a confused little snowboard. Jibbers dream or beginners saviour? Soft biaxial glass, an easy to maintain extruded base, a tip to tail poplar core and true twin shape - everything you’d want in a rail board but at a price and in enough sizes to suit beginners…it’s upto you to decide.
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I could use a clever but blatantly obvious Matrix reference, but it’s probably best to leave that to Head. The Head Matrix is a directional twin shaped board with a sintered base and biaxial glass. Nothing spectacular but for intermediate riders on a budget you’ll be hard pressed to find a better spec and a more versatile board. Should be noted with the Matrix that the stance becomes increasingly setback the larger the board length.
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The halfway stop between the Tribute and the Team, the Head Transit has been designed for intermediate freestylers who are looking for a board to excel in the park and cruise confidently around the whole mountain. Setback just a centimetre and packed with carbon stringers the Transit won’t wash out when you need it to rail hard. The Head Transit is available in XL wide sizes.
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Until you’ve seen James Foster (UK halfpipe extraordinaire and boardercross legend) fly past you at twice the speed of sound you won’t actually appreciate what speed on a snowboard actually is. Infact, James likes Head’s I.CT Intelligence so much he said “It’s almost as good as my Palmer Crown”, praise indeed from a Palmer sponsored rider. Loaded with more technology than an Apache attack chopper the Head I.CT Intelligence adapts it’s stiffness to the terrain and speed you’re riding. Boardercross and big mountain riders should definately add the I.CT Intelligence board to their shortlist.
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Big mountain and freeride boards don’t come more aptly named than the AK. The Head Intelligence AK delivers a tapered shape, edge-to-edge carbon reinforcement and a 7200 grade sintered base, which is all the spec you’ll need to kill it on the big mountain scene. Throw in some good looks for good measure, not that’ll you’ll need them in chin deep Alaska’s finest.
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