Skiing nothing but groomers is like eating pizza three meals a day: it's awesome for a while, but before long you'll want to expand your horizons and try, say, some lobster tails, or at least a cheeseburger. The Head Collective 105 Ski lets you take a big bite of whatever the mountain's serving up that day with plenty of hardpack devouring traditional camber underfoot and a moderate serving of rocker in the tip and tail that'll let you cruise through powder, chop, and crud without a second thought. Built on a full wood core with a hybrid sandwich cap construction and ABS Tuffwall sidewalls that provide the weight saving benefits of a cap with the durability and edging power of full sidewalls. The Collective can rally as hard as you want it to while staying nimbler than a cat.If you're looking at the Collective, then you're probably checking out the rubbery tip and tail doodads and thinking something like, WhaHuhWhoNow' Stay calm, though, that's just Head's TTS Tip and Tail Stabilizer System, which is basically a shock absorber designed to reduce vibration in rockered skis and provide increased torsional stiffness for a smoother feel, more power, and better edge control. If that's not enough vibration dampening for you, don't freak out, because the Collective also has an Independent Suspension System, a series of elastomeric inlays in the tip, tail, and underfoot, designed to give you a ride that's smoother than a set of silk PJs on everything from icy hardpack to day old storm leftovers. Now that's tasty.