Author Topic: '05-'06 Head XRC 1400 chip  (Read 963 times)


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'05-'06 Head XRC 1400 chip
« on: January 22, 2007, 03:44:16 pm »
I have the chance to pick up a pair of left over stock for an excellent price (too good to pass up...).  I know the 1100 SW from last year and the 1200 this year feature the sandwich/race construction vs the cap on the 1400, but does anyone have any experience on the 1400.  Are they really unacceptable or are the SW models just "that little extra bit" better.  I hate to let these go by.

I am an East Coast skier, 90% skiing in Maine so edge grip in tantamount.  I am a lousy bump skier, but am trying to learn.  I know this is not a "bump ski", but would it be serviceable for an occasional bump run or for the end of the day when things are getting bumped up on their own.

I am looking to replace a 4 y/o pair of Elan S12 (my every day East Coast ski) and was hoping these skis might fill the bill.  I have a pair of Fischer WC RC I use for local Beer League Races and on smooth groomers, but I find these a bit too stiff in bumps for my level of skill.  The S12 were OK so I am hoping that the 1400 chips would be vertically similar to the S12 and softer than the RC, but be stiff torsionally for good edge hold.  Anyone have any insight

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Re: '05-'06 Head XRC 1400 chip
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2007, 05:22:44 pm »
Have owned the iXRC1100chips ['04-'05],[as have several others on this forum] which is the same ski.
I'm sure you'll be happy with it. It was only a few years ago that many thought it was the cat's meow.


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Re: '05-'06 Head XRC 1400 chip
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2007, 06:27:25 pm »
Thanks Rob, Since posting this question, I have actually also found a pair of new leftover 1100 chips.  I understand that this ski morphed into the 1400 with the addition of "Liquid Metal".  Is there any sig difference between these two skis?  Both are good deals.  Any rational for choosing one over the other?

Thanks again,


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Re: '05-'06 Head XRC 1400 chip
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2007, 10:39:35 pm »

Can't say about the 1100/1400, but I believe that the addition of the Liquid Metal on the iM77 (vs. the iM75) made the ski a lot lighter and livelier feeling.  Assuming price is somewhat equal, I would probably go for the 1400 and Liquid Metal.

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