RECREATION: Head of the Trail

To weekend skiers, the best skis in the world are the aluminum and plastic Head skis. The finest skis are traditionally made by European craftsmen, who have practiced the art for years, and in his field Howard Head, 45, is a Johnny-come-lately. The first time Head, a Harvard graduate ('36), went skiing was in 1946. He liked the sport but not the skis. An aircraft draftsman, Head decided that light and strong aluminum should be as good for skis as for planes. He proved his point by becoming the first manufacturer to sell metal skis in quantity. Head announced that...

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