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Head Skis USA Richie 102 - successor to the Super Mojo 103
CONDITION - New in shrink wrap
193cm: 126-103-118 with 41.5m turn radius
The Head Richie 102 Alpine Ski flashes psychedelic graphics and alters your mind on big-mountain terrain. Its hefty 102mm waist loves to throw its weight around in the crud and assumes a floaty aura in the powder. Head's pro team developed the Richie 102 Ski's unique footprint specifically for off-piste tripping, but this ski isn't scared to take a walk on the wild side when you hit the groomers.
Head's unofficial official 'team' ski returns with a new name. The Monster 102 takes on a Woodstock facade to match the line up of the freeride line. After the cute graphics, this ski is unlike any other. The only non-twin tip ski is layered in Head's full-bore race stock laminate construction. This ski is about dominating power and carving. Don't look for new-school rockered-butter turns, this will carve and ski fast. If you're a demanding all mountain skier who prefers to see where you're going face first due to high speeds, then the Richie 102 is for you. Thanks to its softer tip and a powerful tail, it's easier to move through tight trees and tighter gullies, and the mellow side cut and damp feel kept the 102 predictable in transition from crust to powder at Silverton, Colorado. It's a tad sluggish at slow speeds, but get it moving and you can ride its old-school (non-twin) tail through anything.
Design modeled after the original Super Mojo 103--minus the metal in the core for a lighter and more flexible ride
Sandwich construction offers a steady, balanced flex
ABS sidewalls bolster durability
Ski offers a stable, fast, and airtime-worthy ride and has gotten big props from ski testers everywhere
Ideal Target Skier: Big Mountain Charger: Top speed, all the time, regardless of terrain, obstacles or children in the way, these skiers need stability on par with professional downhill racers. They are usually looking for long skis that are wide and heavy.
Skier Ability: Expert: Skiing comfortably anywhere on the mountain, and at any speed, jumping off cliffs and overall craziness.******I have seen some negative reviews of this ski from people that don't ski hard enough and/or aren't strong enough for this ski. It's not for beginners or people who aren't willing to acknowledge that they need softer skis. So if you're not confident in your skills, this is not the ski for you. But if you're a strong skier, maybe, just maybe they'll work for you as well as they work for Lars Chickering-Ayers when he wins Freeskiing comps******
Speed: Very Fast: Skiing at this speed means keeping up with the best skiers on the mountain, while still maintaining control.
Sandwich Construction (SW): SW means that the sides of the skis are a vertical wall rather the rounded Cap construction found on most skis. Since none of the skis material needs to be exerting force maintaining shape at the edges, SW skis are stiffer than their Cap counterparts. Most people find SW skis to be damper, that is more glued to the snow, superior at high speed GS turns and top notch at busting through crud or choppy snow.
Wood Core: The standard core which has throughout time provided the best performance and durability. Each model may have it's own density level to help define flex and maximum speed but every wood core ski will be solid.
Highly Transparent UHM Base: A nifty looking and lightning quick base.
Extra Durable ABS Sidewalls: This sidewall material transfers energy to the edge extremely well, which results with better edge grip and control. It also helps the ski have a lively feel.