2022 Head Supershape e-Rally

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Philpug: The Rally has been the SkiTalk.com weapon of choice from the Supershape collection since it was introduced two generations ago. It has the shape of the Magnum for fun short turns and some of the girth of the Titan for versatility and float -- what's not to like? It was the best of both with little compromise. It was a winner with skiers, and retailers loved it because it flew off the racks. Again, what's not to like? But is there a kink in the armor? A tarnish to the shine? Nope. It is still a great ski, and IMHO the best of the past two generations. The e-Rally has the easy of the round tipped and tail previous ski and the purpose of the past square-tailed version without compromising either. There is an ease again but not at the loss of power. A tough balance to retain, yet Head found a way.

Insider tip: Like the past generation, size down.​

Drahtguy Kevin: The middle child in the Supershape series, the eRally performs admirably at variable speeds. Tip engagement is improved over the most recent offerings in this ski. The new eRally floats between long and short turns without hesitation and while maintaining the same secure feel Head is known for.

Insider tip: Don’t get locked into a length – more than one size may work for you.​
 
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Who is it for?
You might be on your second Rally, and you will be happy with your third.
Who is it not for?
Those looking for a one-trick-pony; this ski is versatile. Those who want quick edge-to-edge performance.
Skier ability
  1. Advanced
  2. Expert
Ski category
  1. Frontside
Ski attributes
  1. Groomers
Segment
  1. Men

Specifications

Available sizes
156, 163, 170, 177
Dimensions
132-78-114
Rocker profile
  1. Camber with tip rocker
Size Scaling
  1. Dimensions
Construction design
  1. New graphics
Binding options
  1. System
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markojp

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This is an incredibly fun, versatile 'frontside' ski that can be led outside its design brief making it an ideal ski for anyone looking for their first sub 80mm carver that won't kick them in the teeth when their ski buddies decide to ski the whole mountain. The eRally is a bit stronger (and a smidge wider with a wee longer turn radius than the iRally. IMHO, this is great news for stronger, slightly heavier skiers who apply both power and finesse to their skiing. Taking your PSIA or CSIA L2 or L3 exam? This will perform all tasks with precision and sort out all the uncertain mixed conditions you're going to meet. It is not a FIS SL ski or a beer league race board, but so what? Lean back and wiggle? No. Tip up and giggle? Yep. You're home. If you're looking to replace your older 80mm iTitan, the eRally is your ski.
 
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I've always loved the Rally. One of the best hard snow grip skis I've had.
 

AdkBill

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Got my 163 e-Rallys last February and they made me focus on becoming a more accurate skier. They showed me that I could tip farther than I ever had before - and that the G forces I could generate could be a real workout, more than with skis in the past. They seemed to help me get onto the new ski earlier in the turn, well before the fall line.
However, at speed they felt nervous when flat; steadier and more predictable on edge. So I tried detuning the tips & tails a little bit, and that seemed to calm them down without killing the cornering. At only 150 #s, maybe a heavier skier would have different experience. Overall I like them very much but can’t get lazy on them like my old Elans.
One nit: the tails are so wide that they don’t fit into some old gondola racks.
 

markojp

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That must be an old gondola! :)
 

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I've been on the lookout for a narrower ski and skied the e-Rally for a day recently. I have to say, the hype is real!

Any thoughts on sizing? I skied the 170 (I'm 6', 195) and it felt pretty solid so leaning towards that. Plan on using the ski when working on technique, and also when cruising with friends on groomer days. I have my Brahmas (180) if I want to blast at high speed, although even at 170 the Rally seemed pretty capable.
 

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I've been on the lookout for a narrower ski and skied the e-Rally for a day recently. I have to say, the hype is real!

Any thoughts on sizing? I skied the 170 (I'm 6', 195) and it felt pretty solid so leaning towards that. Plan on using the ski when working on technique, and also when cruising with friends on groomer days. I have my Brahmas (180) if I want to blast at high speed, although even at 170 the Rally seemed pretty capable.
I have the the eRally in a 170. I'm similar to your dimensions - 5'10-ish and 186 pounds. Excellent technique ski. Enjoy
 

ChrisJ

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This ski is on my shortlist as a replacement for my Racetiger SL UVO (non fis SL) as I am no longer coaching.
I'm kinda between the Rally, the Deacon pro and the MX75.
185lb expert, 6'1" and 51 yrs younge. Want some real frontside chops but with more mixed snow versitility than my SL ski. Something decent in bumps and off piste
I'm only worried its a bit of a training wheel like initiaton experience with that big shovel. The 137mm tip earlier version was aweful for someone used FIS Head, Kastle MX's but I loved the same cunstruction in the iSpeed, which has far less taper, it was awesome and could do any turn shape and be run flat without worrying about losing your ACL.
Probably should just stick with Kastle or Volkl but input from owners or ski demo gods welcome!!
 

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The eRally tip shape isn't at all like the i-Rally. The e skis very nicely off piste.
 

ChrisJ

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The eRally tip shape isn't at all like the i-Rally. The e skis very nicely off piste.
Cheers Mark! Appreciate the feedback as I would def be hoping to enjoy the off piste and not worry about a super hooky tip
 

markojp

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Cheers Mark! Appreciate the feedback as I would def be hoping to enjoy the off piste and not worry about a super hooky tip
FWIW, I did our divisional staff tryouts on them in about 6" of mank. Made'm go well enough, never felt wanting for something more or wider that day.
 

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