Cyclic

Head Cyclic

Brand
Head
Model
Cyclic
Category
Freeride
Manufacturer
Head
Weight
2460 gr
Waist
114.2 mm
Tested length
192 cm
Year
2014

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

3
4
5
5
3
Fri Flyt overall rating of Head Cyclic:

7 / 10

Flotation:
7 / 10
Turning capabilities:
8 / 10
Stability at speed:
6 / 10
Technical info:
Head has long since left the stiff flex and extensive radius. Now it's all about soft flex and twin tip. Cyclic has the same concept and construction as Turbine (Head). It also has about the same weight ratio. The skis are narrower and have longer sidecut and turning radius. Soft rubber tips at both ends and an abrupt break to taper transition. The skis have a fairly high camber (17mR/8 mm).

On snow:
Here we have something that may resemble a traditional back-country freestyle ski, with good float in relation to size. Short and wide, it is ideal for skiing in the woods. Cyclic has medium surface area compared to the other skis in the test. A lot of camber is perhaps the reason why it occasionally plunges below the powder. At the same time the high camber is neutralized a little and soft tips make it easier to turn in powder. Could be more stable. It suits the ones who dream of Japan, and not Alaska.


Cyclic

Technical data:

Measured length
191 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 34553
Brand
Head
Model
Cyclic
Produced
Austria
Available lengths
171, 181
Contact length
109 cm
Rocker tail
36 cm
Rocker nose
46 cm
Side cut
149 cm
Taper tail
20 cm
Taper tip
22 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
10 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
8 cm
Max tail width
132 mm
Min waist width
114.2 mm
Max nose width
148.5 mm
Side cut radius
23.7 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
16.5 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2348 cm2
Weight
2460 gr
Relative weight
1.05 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
66 mm
Hight nose tip
66 mm
Angle tail tip
28°
Angle nose tip
30°
Height of camber
8 mm

This sequence of numbers indicates stiffness. Each number corresponds to a part of the ski, from tail to tip. 5 equals the average
for this part and length of the ski. Lower values indicate softer skis, higher values stiffer.