With versatile, balanced rides like the Rev 85, Head might be worming its way back into testers' esteem. No ski in the category was quicker, and that broad tip, which dives so eagerly into carved turns, also gives the 85 some buoyancy in soft snow. It's easy to handle and responsive at moderate speeds, but solid on edge (no. 3 in Stability) and ready to rip too especially for an expert who knows what to do with all that sidecut. "Super versatile. Relaxed or aggressive." Notes: The Rev series is an entirely new collection from Head. It is intended to be a technical, all-mountain line of skis. Like all of the Rev skis, the Rev 85 Pro implements a combination of rocker and camber for all-conditions performance and a progressive sidecut that eases turn initiation and improves edge contact while in the turn. Head calls the new technology Era 3.0. The 85 Pro uses a layer of metal to improve stability and dampness. It is intended for more advanced skiers.