14.2 /20
Summary
Publisher NeveItalia
Review Skis 2020
Publisher's category Carvers
Brand Head
Score 14.2 / 20
Award Reviewers' choice Reviewers' choice

Testers' Ratings

After a several year gap, we once again tested Head's Magnum, and the results haven't changed. These skis impressed our testers on all accounts, including on all types of snow and in turns of any radius. In fact, they are the best in their category for the 2019/20 season, winning the Gold Medal for skis in our Reviewers' Choice award. It is amazing how these skis always manage to stay the same, while constantly evolving and always improving the small details, pushing themselves to arrive where few Touring Skis can go. With each update, Head's design team deliver skis that are "easy to use, super-intuitive, and magnificent on short turns, without tiring the skier," Laura Jardi enthusiastically states. Francesco Tavella gives the Magnum a top score, concluding, "They are very maneuverable, easy to use and don't tire you out, which is really satisfying." In terms of their technical characteristics, Francesca Rudisi confirms that they are "suitable for short turns with a medium-to-large radius at mid-to-high speeds. They are also very stable when initiating turns." They are one of the rare, truly versatile models on the market. As Alex Favaro points out, "these skis are suitable for turns of any radius. They are stable and precise on all types of turns." Their statistical results are practically the same for short, medium or wide turns, even if they are higher for medium turns, which makes them ideal for Ski Touring. Our tests confirm that they are virtually flawless, suitable for Level 2-to-4 skiers who want to improve their skills, along with experienced skiers who want to spend the entire day skiing without getting tired. They are perfect for the Sella Ronda, the famous ski circuit in the Italian Dolomite mountains.

Behavior

Corresponds to profile
3.9 / 5
Stability
4 / 5
Edge grip
3.7 / 5
Comfort
3.3 / 5
Control
3.9 / 5
Short turns
2.5 / 5
Medium turns
3.4 / 5
Long turns
4.1 / 5
Maneuverability
3.3 / 5
Momentum
3.3 / 5