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.