One of the most versatile models in Head’s Mya line, the No. 10 has a quick-biting shovel that dives into groomer turns yet rides easily over rough snow. A nice stiff tail produces a solid, secure arc with a snappy release. About half of our women dinged the graphics, but at least you’ll be able to find it on the ski rack after lunch. At 104 millimeters in the waist, it’s plenty wide for foot-deep days. An ideal Western one-ski quiver.
The Mya No. 10 is the flagship of Head's Mya series, a collection of women's skis with widely varying applications, target abilities and prices. The 10 is built for soft-snow freeriding, and very similar to the men's Collective 105. Head's TNT (tip and tail) rocker profile combines 40 percent tip and tail rocker for soft-snow flotation and shock absorption with 60 percent camber underfoot for hard-snow carvability. It's 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). Like the men's Flight models, it features Head's TTS Tip and Tail Stabilizer System, the distinctive exoskeletal structure of the Flight series models, with raised ribs placed so as to prevent twisting. This allows the thickness of the ski to be reduced at the extremities, thus reducing swing weight. Rubber is also incorporated into the TTS structure to dampen vibrations and reduce the "tip flap" that often occurs with rockered tips. The result, Head says, is positive tip-to-tail edge engagement throughout the turn. The Mya No. 10 is only sold flat (no binding). 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.