If this is a monster, it's one that will take you on a lovely, fun-filled day out, then tuck you up in bed with a warm cup of cocoa and a lullaby.
But there's a warning - treat it too gently and it will become frustrated. This is definitely a ski that requires some power from its owner to perform at its best, probably suiting a heavier skier who likes to throw their weight around.
They provide fantastic floatation and brilliant manoeuvrability in powder, with good edge grip once you reluctantly get back to the piste. Perhaps Head Skis racing heritage comes through too, as they want to travel at speed, on whatever terrain they find.
Although they are a fully-fledged freeride ski, they perform remarkably well on groomed slopes, scoring a universal 10 out of 10 from our test team for on-piste skiing. This versatility makes them stand out as a real contender for your one ski purchase should you need something to handle powder snow conditions.
We wouldn't say the Monster was a lightweight ski, no, but the addition of Graphene, the strongest and lightest material on the planet, coupled with a Titanal plate, ensures a good balance between strength and weight. The Allride tip rocker helps turn initiation whilst a mild camber aids control on the harder packed snow.
Best suited for expert freeride skiers who want to charge around the mountain, hopefully not scaring anyone else, but certainly at times, scaring themselves.