Head Oblivion 94 All-Mountain Ski 2021 – 2022 | Review

Head have created an extremely playful all-mountain ski with the new Oblivion 94

Why we chose the Head Oblivion 94: All-mountain versatility, durable, playful 

Lengths (cm): 163, 170, 177, 184
Sidecut (mm): 128 / 94 / 118 (184 cm)
Radius: 22.8m (184 cm)
Rocker Profile: Rocker-Camber-Rocker
Price: £360 / €450 / $500


The Oblivion is back. Head has retired the legendary Caddy line and replaced it with an all-new and updated Oblivion series of skis that come in a waist widths of 79 and 84 while these 94 mm skis sit as the widest in the range.

But how do you go about revamping a series as renowned as the Caddy? Well, Head has lent on the experience and knowledge of their entire freeski team. Riders like Aaron Blunck, Jesper Tjäder and Emil Granbom all had their say in the design of this range. In doing so, the Austrian ski manufacturers have created the tools the team will take to the 2022 Tokyo Olympic games.

The Head Oblivion 94s have been designed with the sole aim of providing an extremely playful ride across the entire mountain and, after taking these skis for a blast in the Austrian Alps, we can say they’ve hit the nail on the head.

Head Oblivion 94 Build

Strength and durability is the name of the game with the Oblivion 94. Head wanted to create a pair of all-mountain skis that could handle all the punishment you can throw their way; from a beating on the rails, to the shark infested snow of the sidecountry.

So, with that in mind, the first thing they addressed were the edges and sidewalls. These things are bulletproof. The edges have been beefed up with thicker edges, while the sidewalls feature ‘Tuff-Wall’ which is essentially an impact resistant ABS that covers and protects the sidewalls.

Next up is the UHM C Base – Head’s highly durable base material. This is the kind of base material that could survive a nuclear apocalypse. And, while the base is built like a tank, it gives little up in the speed department, meaning you’ll easily be able to carry your speed on the run-in to kickers and traverses to those secret powder stashes.

“While the base is built like a tank, it gives little up in the speed department”

These planks aren’t lacking on the performance side of things, either. Head has blended their full vertical laminate wood core with their Independent Suspension System to kill off any unwanted chatter. The Independent Suspension System features elastomers, that are able to absorb, quieten and eventually reduce vibrations, in the tip, tail and underfoot. 

This construction results in what we’d call a smooth flex through the entire ski. The Oblivion 94 doesn’t feel too rowdy, or too forgiving – just the ideal blend that left us grinning ear-to-ear as we pressed, buttered and smeared around the resort.

Head Oblivion 94 Shaping

On the shaping side of things you’ve got a 94 mm waist that gives the skis their all-mountain spirit, while a true twin makes these planks a real joy in the park, or for popping off side hits. 

You’ve got a very subtle tip and tail rocker that helps to keep these skis maneuverable in the soft stuff and smooth as butter when pressed and pivoted, while traditional camber underfoot provides pop and power when needed.

Who Is The Head Oblivion 94 For?

If you’re a playful intermediate – expert rider who likes the idea of a single ski quiver that can excel in the park, then the Oblivion 94s have to be at the top of your list. They strike that ideal combination of a playful shape and rocker profile, with an all-mountain platform, giving you a tool that’ll be happy no matter where on the mountain you find yourself.

What Is The Head Oblivion 94 Good At?

Park: 8/10
Playfulness: 9/10
Soft Snow: 7/10

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