The 2022 Head World Cup Rebels i.GS RD Team junior giant slalom race ski is Head's race stock GS ski for junior athletes. This is a full-fledged race ski, with a full sidewall construction, made shorter and softer to accommodate lighter athletes. Head junior race skis are known for their superior edge hold while also being nimble enough for young racers who are still developing strength. The 2022 version of this ski features a similar construction and shape as the prior year model but comes with a newly designed race plate that allows for a truer flex throughout the turn.
Who is this ski made for?
This ski is designed for junior racers. While there are no GS ski size requirements for USSA competition, any athlete U-14 or older must use a ski with at least a 17 meter radius. There are no radius requirements for U-12 and younger athletes. Looking for a longer ski for a taller athlete? Check out the 2021 Head Non-FIS GS Race Ski.
Radius & Dimensions:
145cm: 14.2 meter radius (104 / 64 / 87)
152cm: 17.2 meter radius (101 / 64 / 85)
159cm: 17.2 meter radius (104 / 64 / 87)
166cm: 18.5 meter radius (105 / 65 / 89)
173cm: 21 meter radius (104 / 65 / 88)
Manufacturer Factory Setup:
Head race skis do not come from the manufacturer fully prepared for racing. These skis come from the factory with a 1 degree base edge angle and 1 degree side edge angle; with sidewall that needs to be removed; and without any waxing treatment.
Peak Recommended Setup:
Head race skis require the use of Head, Fischer or Tyrolia race bindings (all three brands feature the exact same construction). In the drop-down option above you can choose an appropriate binding for this ski, including:
Head Evo 9 Junior Race Binding (Din: 2.5-9)
Head Freeflex 11 Junior Race Binding (Din: 3-11)
Head Freeflex ST 14 Race Binding (Din: 4-13)