The All-Mountain Back category ultimately covers conditions found in both front and back terrain—Head's Monster 98 is designed to walk that line equally. Tester scores reflect said duality, favoring the ski’s carving prowess while only slightly less impressed with powder performance. “It’s powerful enough to bust through chopped up powder, but it shines on steep, hard snow thanks to great edge hold and dampness,” says Witman

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