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Head MYA No. 8 (2014)

Head MYA No. 8 (2014)
Gold Medal Gear
3.37
Tester's Review

The Mya No. 8 performed well across the board, save in Flotation, where its narrow waist left it predictably last among winners. All testers commented on its solid feel and its comfort underfoot. Its centered personality—not too racy, burly, skittish, or sloppy—makes it a perfect everyday companion. “Intellifibers” reduce vibration in the tip, and a wood core with vertical sidewalls is wrapped in a forgiving cap…whose graphics, testers lamented, might be the Mya’s only flaw. Barnes: “Like a best friend—no drama, just good and grounded.”

The My No. 8 is similar in shape and application to the men's REV 85. With an 84 mm waist, it's built for all-mountain versatility on hard or soft snow, with a deep, eager-to-carve sidecut radius (13.6 meters). It's sold only as a system, with a 10-DIN Head Mya PR plate and binding. The No. 8 is a Sandwich Cap Construction (wood-core laminate layup, with shortened vertical sidewalls, for edge grip, topped by rounded cap-construction shoulders, for a touch of forgiveness). Head's Allride Rocker combines 80 percent camber for edge and rebound with 20 percent tip rocker for soft-snow flotation and shock absorption. All Mya women's models feature Head's ERA 3.0 design philosophy. The "3.0" refers to the fundamental triad of radius (ie. sidecut), rebound (ie. flex), and rocker. Head designs all ERA skis so that these three fundamentals work in harmony, specifically adding more width at the tip so that the introduction of tip rocker doesn't compromise turn initiation.

PRICE (MSRP): $750.00
PRICE (MAP): $648.00
Product Specifications | How We Test
Year2013/2014
LevelIntermediate, Advanced, Expert
MSRP$750.00
MAP$648.00
GenderFemale
CategoryMixed Snow
AwardsGold Medal Gear
Bindingw/ binding
Lengths149, 156, 163, 170
Tip/Waist/Tail130-84-112
Rating: Stability at Speed3.61 / 5
Rating: Maneuverability3.51 / 5
Rating: Hard Snow Grip3.38 / 5
Rating: Crud Performance3.35 / 5
Rating: Forgiveness3.50 / 5
Rating: Flotation2.66 / 5
Rating: Overall3.37 / 5
reviews of Head MYA No. 8 (2014)