Head Anything 2019-2020 Snowboard Review

  • Sizes: 144, 148, 152, 156, 160, 164
  • Flex: 6
  • Profile: Hybrid
  • Shape: True Twin
  • Price: £300/€370

Head have consistently provided solid all-mountain boards, and with this year’s addition to the line-up – the Anything – they have delivered the goods once again. Although it won’t outperform a specialist park or powder board, the Anything will perform consistently throughout all environments. It features Head’s DCT 2.0 Hybrid Camber Profile, designed to take your carving to the next level.

Featuring a large, flat section between the inserts, camber underfoot, and a rocker in the nose and tail, you get four contact points along each edge to maximise grip. But the flat section between the feet has also been optimised for riders’ stance angles by asymmetrically positioning the contact points directly under your heel and toes, so the Anything offers levels of precision more akin to a camber than any hybrid profile. And combined with the longer effective backside edge, the board just keeps railing on those heelside turns.

“The 13% weight reduction – owed to the ‘Super Light Balsa Wood’, ‘Graphene’ additives, and ‘Hexagonal Core’ used in its construction”

While the extruded base might not run as fast as a sintered, it will keep costs down. And the 13% weight reduction – owed to the ‘Super Light Balsa Wood’, ‘Graphene’ additives, and ‘Hexagonal Core’ used in its construction – help keep the board super light and benefit your riding, whether you’re spinning in the park or hiking in the backcountry.

For those looking for style points, the Anything also features a cool-but-not-so-cool-I-shout-about-it design. The crispy red, black and brown colour scheme doesn’t pigeonhole the board too much, nor do its available size options – ranging a massive 20cm from 144-164.

Altogether, the Anything will ride best on, well, anything. It’s probably not going to top the lists of those looking for something niche to add to their quiver, but for progressive, intermediate riders looking for a board to take to the whole mountain and gain confidence fast, you can’t go wrong.

Instead its most suited towards the intermediate rider looking for a solid first board that they’ll be able to turn toward for years to come.

Tester’s Verdict

Owain GeorgeTDC Snowboarding

“I must start by being honest, when I was handed the Head Anything to test its fair to say I wasn’t super stoked to get on the snow with it. It’s a snowboard brand that doesn’t carry the pedigree and steez of the bigger more historic brands in snowboarding, maybe bringing with it a slight lack of respect in the lift queue. But here’s the plot twist, I enjoyed it! In fact I rode it for a few more days than I had to!

“If you are an intermediate rider looking for a stick that can hold its own all over the mountain, fun to learn new butters on and doesn’t break the bank the Head Anything is a great shout”

After riding it for a few days I started to think, these guys have been making some of the best skis in the world for a long time so you would imagine that they have the innovation and technology to transfer that to their snowboards. Where Head Snowboards seem to lack the steez they make up for on the tech side of things. Staring down the edge at the camber on this thing was wild.

It was late March, cold clear sky weather, super good groomers everywhere in the Espace Killy area. Perfect conditions to test out Heads “autopilot” hybrid construction. The idea is that there are four extra contact points and a longer heelside edge allowing for more control and a locked in heel edge carve – the side that most intermediate riders struggle to really grip and rip on. 

The board rocks edge to edge quickly and allows you to progress through the turn with it. The extra contact points means you have a funky edge line trailing you in the snow, like four edges!

Having not ridden a board with a longer heel edge before, I can see how it would really help a rider that is struggling to create more grip and drive through their heel edge carves.

There is a soft tortional flex on the board and weight stripped from the tip and tail makes it have a really playful feel about it when you butter and press. When I came to side hits I felt that it lacked a bit of pop, and felt a bit too light for me, but is really forgiving if you don’t quite finish your rotation – so great if you’re looking to add to your tricks.

The board rode switch well and was super easy to use on the beginner slopes on the days I was teaching some new recruits.

Overall I really enjoyed this board. It lacked the pop and stiffness that I look for in my boards but if you are an intermediate rider looking for a stick that can hold its own all over the mountain, fun to learn new butters on and doesn’t break the bank, the Head Anything is a great shout.”


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