Venturi

Head Venturi

Brand
Head
Model
Venturi
Category
Allround
Weight
2000 gr
Waist
94.7 mm
Tested length
181 cm
Year
2014

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

4
4
4
4
5
Fri Flyt overall rating of Head Venturi:

6 / 10

Flotation:
5 / 10
Turning capabilities:
7 / 10
Stability at speed:
6 / 10
Technical info:
Tips with rubber as fill material look make for an unusual look. Head´s ski in this category has a very short sidecut radius and not much taper, which make the tips the widest in the test, despite having the narrowest waist. Big width difference between the front and back ski, soft flex and a relatively high camber. The skis have a pronounced transition from waist to tip. The tail has a bend.

On snow:
It´s short and has a lot of sidecut, which makes the ski flutter at high speed. In contrast to Quest 98 for example, Venturi feels best in short turns. Playful and easy in the turns. Steady and stable, plows through unevenness without problems. Suits those who prefer controlled guide-turns and think that everyone else should do the same.


Venturi

Technical data:

Measured length
181 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 44445
Brand
Head
Model
Venturi
Produced
Austria
Available lengths
161, 171, 191
Contact length
128 cm
Rocker tail
23 cm
Rocker nose
30 cm
Side cut
151 cm
Taper tail
15 cm
Taper tip
15 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
8 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
8 cm
Max tail width
125.7 mm
Min waist width
94.7 mm
Max nose width
139.4 mm
Side cut radius
16.5 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
13.7 mm
Surface area (one ski)
1969 cm2
Weight
2000 gr
Relative weight
1.02 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
41 mm
Hight nose tip
63 mm
Angle tail tip
33°
Angle nose tip
35°
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.