Howard Head first appeared on skis in 1947, when the aircraft engineer was anything but enthusiastic about the winter sports experience. He was sure that a lighter, faster and more comfortable ski would quickly increase his enthusiasm. Since this ski didn't exist at that time, Head set to work himself and created one prototype after the other for three years. With its plywood core, aluminium sandwich panels, plastic sidewalls and a continuous steel edge, the revolutionary first HEAD ski finally glided across the piste.
Suddenly everyone could ski with him. Today the brand offers skis for every snow preference and every skill level. With the Worldcup Rebels or the Supershape line speed riders get their money's worth. The well-known ski racers and Olympic champions Kjetil Jansrud (Norway) and Matthias Mayer (Austria) are under contract with HEAD. Developed together with top athletes, the Performanceski satisfy the addiction to speed. Allrounders who feel at home on the piste as well as in small deep snow fields should rather reach for the Monster or the Strong Instinct. With the KORE line, friends of the backcountry can experience stable and at the same time nimble driving pleasure in powder.
AT A GLANCE
- Foundation Year: 1950
- Company Founder: Howard Head
- Company Headquarters: Amsterdam (Netherlands), Kennelbach (Austria)
- Number Of Employees: 2500 (Worldwide)
- Annual Turnover: over 428 million EUR
- Website: head.com
- Sports: Tennis, Wintersports
3 GOOD REASONS FOR HEAD
- Professional Input: Ski racers, freeriders and tennis professionals are consulted in the development of new products.
- Technology: Efficient material combinations and functional designs offer the best performance.
- For Hobby & Professional Sports: HEAD offers sports essentials for every training level.
In order to find innovative solutions for the optimal skiing experience, HEAD's product developers concentrate on the essentials: Reducing to the essentials and dispensing with unnecessary ballast lead the way to new material combinations, product shapes and designs in the ski sector. This applies not only to the skis themselves, but also to ski boots and equipment such as ski helmets or suitable ski clothing. In the freeride sector, for example, Graphene, the world's lightest known material, is used on the tips and ends of the skis to ensure greater responsiveness and agility. The Power Sidewall in the "Supreme Instinct" all-mountain ski, on the other hand, guarantees that the ski moves stably during carving. Every HEAD ski comes with its own character. Which one best suits your own has to be found out on icy slopes or in powdery fresh snow.
GAME, SET, MATCH!
Maria Sharapova, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray - HEAD is also one of the top equipment suppliers for many stars of the tennis scene. Initially specialized in tennis balls, today the brand is also at home in the field of tennis clothing and equipment at the highest international level. With targeted product features and innovative technologies, tennis rackets, shoes, textiles and accessories are helping tennis elites, recreational players and beginners to succeed on the court. No matter if tennis circus, club training or leisure match - HEAD offers the right equipment for every occasion.
FROM TRAINING TO MATCH DAY
In order to be able to cope with every rally on the court, HEAD tennis products are constantly optimized with new technologies. In the case of shirts, trousers and dresses, importance is attached to functions such as breathability and moisture transport and fits that allow maximum freedom of movement. A special highlight of the HEAD range are the technically mature tennis racket series. Names like "Speed", "Exreme", "Radical" or "Instinct" already reveal that the development of technologies is about performance and power for a powerful, controlled game. One example of the technical innovations is the Graphene 360 technology, which uses cleverly placed graphene inside the racquet to improve stability and optimize energy transfer from the racquet to the ball.
YOUR HEAD TENNIS SET
The brand Head is the complete supplier of your confidence in tennis. For years and decades, the American cult label Head has been at home at the very highest world level and promotes professional players and stars as well as recreational athletes and beginners. Whether it's tennis circus, club training or a leisure match: Keller Sports' Head Tennis Online Shop has rackets, textiles and accessories for every occasion and for the whole family.