The Supershape i.Titan is the widest ski in Head’s Performance All Mountain collection. These skis are more carving skis than anything else, although they are built with some versatility and ease-of-use that not many can match. Considering how much metal is in the construction of the i.Titan our testers found it to be relatively easy to ski and surprisingly playful for such a carving ski. We should touch on construction before going too much further: they use a wood core, metal laminates, Head’s Graphene application, and a KERS energy storage system found in F1 cars. On paper it’s a burly, full on carving ski with a ton of technology and high performance construction, but when you consider the fact that they have a 14.1 m turn radius at the 170 cm length it somewhat shatters the idea of them being of GS-race-ski-burliness.
Joe Cutts skied the 177 cm and was impressed by the power and stability of the Supershape i.Titan, especially considering the light weight achieved by the Graphene construction. “Shockingly damp and stable given how light it is. Light, but not at all wimpy or nervous.” Sometimes a ski, especially one that’s mostly camber, that’s noticeably light weight can also feel a little bit unstable, but that is certainly not true for the i.Titan. Joe, however, also found it to be quite forgiving and approachable for intermediate skiers as he described it as, “best suited for strong intermediates and up who like to go fast on groomed snow. Awesome rebound energy, but still well-behaved.”
Michael Rooney really enjoyed skiing the Head Supershape i.Titan. He also skied the 177 cm and gave the ski 5 out of 5 in every single one of our criteria, with flotation being the sole exception (we get it, 80 mm skis don’t float like powder skis). Michael found that the i.Titan did just about everything he asked it to. Considering how versatile he found it, he was impressed that it didn’t have any outstanding negative side effects. He described it as a “great all around ski without the usual compromises that means. Good in bumps and smooths out the chop. Good turns on hard pack. It’s a keeper!” You have to give the demo back, Michael, but we know where you can get a pair for the coming season.
Matt McGinnis typically wouldn’t be found on a ski like the Head Supershape i.Titan, although he did find it to be incredibly fun! “Of all the skis I’ve tested so far, the Head Supershape i.Titan was arguably the most fun. I expected a fast ski that was stiff to the point that would make it difficult to handle. The combination of metal and a super small turn radius make these skis an absolute blast. It’s rare to find a ski with this much metal that remains playful. Typically I wouldn’t recommend this much metal to an intermediate skier, but the maneuverability calls for an exception this time.” Matt also tested the 177 cm length, which is the longest of four available lengths.
We really think our testers gave great feedback on the Supershape i.Titan. Despite its strength, power, impressive edge grip, and excellent stability, it’s also quite maneuverable and relatively easy-to-ski. Although none of our testers specifically commented on it, we think the 80 mm waist width plays into the ski’s ease-of-use. It also gives the ski enhanced ability in softer snow conditions than some narrower carving skis. Perhaps that’s why Head says the i.Titan is “for slaying the everywhere and the in-between.”