Monster 95 OB


Monster 95 OB
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Monster 95 OB
Manufacturer Head
Page By jackstraw0083
Page Type Feb 2, 2009 / Feb 2, 2009
Object ID 5857
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Product Description

One of the lightest backcountry fat skis going, the new Monster O.B. weighs a mere 7.1 pounds. The low mass comes from Head’s Aircoat Hollow Glass Technology, which, due to the hollow fibers, is 40 percent less weight than regular fiberglass. Despite the low weight, however, the fibers have “higher compression strength and a higher specific strength” than any solid fiber. Also comes equipped with a notch on the tails for skins. Why don’t more skis have that? The O.B. in Head Monster 95 stands for Out of Bounds meaning this Monster is extremely serious about backcountry both with and without the benefits of a helicopter. designed like a high performance powder ski and built with all the benefits of the Alpinist touring ski.


Aircoat Hollow Glass Technology
Tour Frame Construction
Intelligence Technology
Liquidmetal Technology
Snow-repelling, waxed Tou Top
Ready to mount touring skins
Structured UHM C base
Sizes: 171, 181, 191 cm

Dimensions: 130-94-119
Turn Radius: 19.7m @ 181cm


The manufacturer says this about the Head Monster iM 95 O.B. Skis 2008/09:

Being a serious off-piste challenger the Monster iM 95 O.B. will take on any powder gun but remains light and versatile enough to get over those hard-knock-phases (thanks Aircoat!)



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jackstraw0083 - Feb 2, 2009 6:15 pm - Voted 5/5

The perfect bc ski
For 1.5 seasons in the Utah backcountry I skied the BD Zealots 192cm, and it finally got to the point that I needed to change my setup to a lighter and more versatile ski. After a lot of research I went with the Monsters in the 181 cm length (I'm 6'0 190 lbs), and am very happy with my decision. Even at a relatively short length for my weight/height they have no trouble floating in deep powder, but they turn amazingly fast for a fat ski. Plus, the 2.5 pounds that I shed in switching from the Zealot to the Monsters is very noticeable on even a short tour. So far its proven to be a great backcountry ski that can perform well in almost any snow/terrian condition

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