2013 Review: The MYA No. 7 is Head''s answer to the woman who has excellent technique, has hung up her race boards, and likes to carve deep trenches in the corduroy. Basically, a womans iSupershape! The 7 features Worldcup Sandwich Construction with full sidewalls and adds Intelligence, or special fibers that transform mechanical impulses (created when you flex the ski) into electrical energy. The harder you ride, the more energy is produced! The electrical energy is led back to the Intellifibers which cause them to stiffen up, putting more rebound and torsional stiffness into the ski. Not only does the the No. 7 have intelligence, but the electrical energy produced by the Intellifibers is not just recycled, but accumulates and is released bit by bit through a preprogrammed chip, giving you a turbo boost at the end of your turns.
Kinetic Energy Recovery System KERS:
KERS Technology works like a turbo charger that provides additional power and acceleration by stiffening the tail of the ski in outturns.
Intellifibers positioned at 45 degrees in front of the binding transform mechanical impulses into electrical energy. The harder you ride, the more energy is produced. The electrical energy is led back to the Intellifibers. This causes them to stiffen up, putting more rebound and torsional stiffness into the ski.
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Many don't realize that Head is one of the few major US born ski manufacturers. Started by aeronautical engineer Howard Head in 1950, the brand quickly became popular domestically and many skiers from the 1960's and 70's remember their beloved Head skis. What stands out most about Head skis is the technology in each ski. Aircoat cores, LiquidMetal energy recovery, and Intelligence electronic ski management are all technologies that Head has pioneered in alpine skis. As a sidenote, you guessed it, Head skis is the same company that produces tennis rackets as well as Penn tennis balls.