Head i.Peak 84 (2012)
Sandwich construction and a sheet of metal mean this ski will be stable at speeds. By reducing weight in the tip of the ski, Flow Ride technology gives the ski float in soft snow like rocker would, but a traditional camber profile maintains effective edge grip on hard snow. Intelligence Technology uses fibers placed in an argyle pattern in the core, in front of the binding. At faster speeds, vibrations are converted into electrical energy, and the forefront of the ski stiffens up. At slower speeds, the fibers stay limp, making the ski easier to manipulate and maintaining its ability to flex into its sidecut. This ski is designed for an advanced to expert skier who spends 60 percent of their time on hard snow. Available flat or with the PRD 12 Wide 88 binding system, for $1219.