Head Protostellar 98 Skis - Review
I have been a fan of Head skis ever since I bought my very first pair of resort skis way back in the early 80’s. I continued to ski Head skis right through the years when they were crushing it with the Head Monster line of skis. After this I got into backcountry skiing and went for lighter and fatter skis. The Protostellar 98 skis are Head’s answer to the growing backcountry market segment. At 98cm under foot (or more accurately 99cm) the Head Protostellar skis are by no means fat but what they lack in width they make up for in shear fun!
The Head Protostellar 98 skis are touted as an Advanced Freeride/Powder Ski designed for off-piste skiing. At 3.7 kilos their weight is conducive to uphill travel in the backcountry. While not the lightest ski out there by any means it’s still a respectable middle of the road weight for a touring ski.