For what I do these skis are a 9/10 because they were about as all mountain as I could want them to be. They lose 1 point because the heaviness of the skis sometimes became a pain.
For what I like to do I couldn't have asked for a better ski. I'm no park rat so the Trix showed my the entire mountain (or lump) with relative ease and few hiccups. The Trix make a very deep carve and they are incredibly stable at high speeds (chatter is almost non-existant).
The only downside I saw with the Trix was that they are very heavy and that may hinder park performance.
The Mad_Trix were solid feeling from the day I bought them to this point. They aren't exactly the most eye appealing skis on the mountain because the black and white design is fairly simplistic.
If you're looking to buy a ski for looks this isn't exactly for you.
I bought the Trix at a ski show so the deal was about as good as I was gonna get it so ill have to say they were a relatively decent price. (w/bindings)
If you're looking to butter this ski then don't even bother buying or renting them because these beasts are solid. I have been using and abusing the Trix for 2-3 seasons and the flex pattern hasn't worn out a bit.
The Mad_Trix have nothing more than cosmetic scratches after 3 seasons of rock skimming, tree bashing, rail catching, and summer abuse. I don't think I need to explain the durability further than the fact that these are bomb proooof.
You'll never do a butter on these. Don't even bother trying. They're just way too stiff for a park ski. However, if you're looking for a cheap ski that you could beat the piss out of on street rails, find an old pair of these. Fresh coat of paint, and you're stoked. Believe me, a pair of old mad_trix will last longer than 4 pairs of most other skis.
As a ski I really didn't like it though. Just way too stiff, and unless you want to get back into racing, its too much.
Its a damn good ski if you're looking to lay down fast GS carves. No chatter, won't waver at high speeds. This is a great ski for someone fresh out of racing.
If you're hitting huge jumps you'll feel very safe landing on these, they will hold you in place.
Sometimes the stiffness is too much though, the ski will ram into chunks instead of going over them. I once double ejected on a mogul because I didn't pre-jump it.
Head makes some of the best skis out there, hands down. They don't look good worth a damn, but they function unbelievably well. I remember my old head rep once saying they just don't think a product needs to look good, it should be based soley on performance. So yeah, head skis look like shit, but they're damn well built.
Its like riding a 2x4 re-inforced with steel. If you're looking for a stiff ski, this is it. I'll bet you could do a downhill race on these things.
Absolutely the toughest skis ever made. When I used to ride for Head my problem was that I never needed new skis... they just wouldn't break. I de-lammed a pair once because I wanted to see how tough they were. Every time I walked through the parking lot to skiing I slammed the tails repeatedly as hard as I could over and over... It took a month until I peeled away the first layer... even when I was trying to rip them apart it was hard.
These skis will last forever. Even if you manage to break out edges or get core shots, they will never break.
If your looking for a ski for 50/50 park/all mountian this is a great choice because its stiffness and sidecut carve great outside the park and make for an enjoyable ride compared to soft twins outside the park.
Its your looking for a pure park ski, i wouldnt get this because of the wieght.
Great ski, i would buy head again in a minute because of these.
I love this ski to death. Mounted +3 from suggested it rips everywhere. The nice big sidecut and the stiff flex means this ski carves ice like a race ski. Its amazing to be able to that with a twin on the east coast seeing as you ski ice 90% of the time. Even when I went out west with this ski, i had no problems anywhere with it. i could go anywhere.
I personally like the simple topsheet design, lots of room for stickers and shit.
The ski itself though is quite heavy which may not be the best if you plan to be doing a lot of rails with spins on a off and switch ups. The swing weight will slow you down for sure compared to a ski like the fujative.
I got it for a steal. They were liquidating the B&W skis to make room for the new (at the time) snake skin graphic ones so i got these for 199CDN and its probably been the best valued ski product i have bought, ever.
Nice and stiff. NOT a good ski for butters.
One word: Bombproof.
Search the forums for Head Mad Trix and one thing comes up again and again, these things are tanks. I have no edge cracks, no core shots, nothing. Solid ski.