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2024 Head Supershape E-Original

SkiTalk Test Team

Testing skis so you don't have to.
SkiTalk Tester
Mar 5, 2017
Size tested: 170cm
Location tested: Snowbasin
Conditions tested in: Groomer, well manicured zoomers

Head bills the E-Original as “the one that started it all”. It is very hard to argue with that claim. Even going back almost 2 decades since the original Supershape was introduced, it is hard to assert that isn’t one of the most influential skis of all time. The whole Supershape collection are still the skis that every narrow ski is compared against.

The E-Original has some big boots to click into, and while the e-Rally and e-Titan have taken over the spotlight of the SuperShape collection, it is still the e-Original that carries the spirit of them all. At 66 mm underfoot, the reaction of the E-Original is what brings skiers back to the Supershape’s narrowest offering.
  • Insider tip: Step up to the Protector binding.
  • One thing I would change: Sadly, the E-Original makes the E-Speed superfluous; drop it, it just creates a level of confusion. The Supershape series, needs to be a collection of four.
Who is it for?
Technical skiers who do not want to give the attention a FIS SL requires every run.
Who is it not for?
Power skiers will step up to offerings like the E-Pro. Those looking for versatility, the e-Rally or e-Titan are viable options.
Skier ability
  1. Advanced
  2. Expert
Ski category
  1. Race
  2. Frontside
Ski attributes
  1. Groomers
  1. Men


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Available sizes
156, 163, 170
Rocker profile
  1. Full camber
Size Scaling
  1. Dimensions
Construction design
  1. New graphics
  2. Carryover
Binding options
  1. System

Paul Frede

Getting on the lift
Industry Insider
Mar 29, 2017
I cant decide between this E Original in a 163 or the E SL in a 165. Any advice from the Head experts on here would be greatly appreciated. Also which one would you be more likely to buy off me in two years when I unload for the new model?