Trust your instincts.
You can overthink skiing and turn every carve into a calculation of vectors, edge angles, and sidecut radii, or you can just tip your skis over and let 'em run. Head's Power Instinct Ti Pro Ski much prefers the latter, with a design that's meant to rally through chop, lay down tight carves on perfect corduroy, and rail across icy groomers with power and precision. The ski's reliability, edge grip, and smoothness are products of a myriad of technologies, the most prominent being Head's ERA 3.0 design, which blends the rocker profile, sidecut, and rebound energy to vary turn shapes, allow easy turn initiation, and balance the ski's turn-finishing power with the ability to scrub speed quickly and easily. The Power Instinct is built with Head's Allride Rocker, which features a slight tip rocker to smooth out choppy snow and allow for progressive turn initiation, alongside plenty of camber to give the ski snap, pop, and power.
Snappy camber doesn't mean you're going to get thrown around, though, because the addition of a graphene laminate keeps the Power Instinct lively and energetic without bouncing you off your feet. Graphene is a sheet of carbon that's incredibly thin but has the strength and rebound of far thicker laminates to provide loads of energy without feeling heavy or hard to control. The graphene layer works in tandem with the ski's light wood core and WC Sandwich Cap construction to keep the Power Instinct light and easy to ski, and the UHM C base is fast as lightning, so you can zip down the frontside at top speed.
- All-mountain skis carve corduroy, chop, and crud
- 83mm waist assures solid turns at high speeds
- Allride Rocker combines camber underfoot with a rockered tip
- Light wood core with strong Graphene laminate
- Graphene WC Sandwich Cap construction assures an easy-going ride
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Power Instinct Product Video
The construction of the Instinct skis have not changed, only the top sheet, therefore this 15-16 video will discuss the same technology in the current 16-17 models.