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Headis a sports equipment and clothing company, which sells alpine skis and tennis rackets. The company includes parts of several previously independent companies, including Head Ski Company, founded in Delaware, United States, in 1950 and Tyrolia, an Austrian ski-equipment manufacturer. Head Ski Company produced one of the first successful metal-wood composite downhill ski, the Head Standard, and one of the first oversized metal tennis rackets.

The company was founded in Baltimore, Maryland, United States, in 1950 by aeronautical engineer Howard Head, after he took a ski trip and was astonished to see his skis were made of wood in an era when metals and plastics were replacing wood in many product designs. Head worked at the Glenn L. Martin Company where they used a form of aluminum and plastic laminate to build the fuselages of aircraft, and he felt the same material would make an ideal ski. After two years of constantly breaking skis, by the winter of 1950 they had a design that not only stayed together, but made turning dramatically easier.

Some of the best athletes in the world trust HEAD: from downhill racer Lindsey Vonn or Ted Ligety to Freestyle trickster Jesper Tjäder. Through head's innovation together they are able to push the limits of the sport.

HEAD is no longer just skis and tennis.

The cycling public has been able for 5 years already to become convinced that HEAD brand bicycles will conquer the world. The production of HEAD bicycles is based on quality which is guaranteed by manual assembly of bicycles. This is very important for the company because they always put quality first.

HEAD is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of premium sports equipment and apparel. The business is organized into five divisions: Winter Sports, Racquet Sports, Diving, Sportswear and Licensing. The company offers a wide range of sport products under the (alpine skis, ski bindings, ski boots, snowboard and protection products, racquetball, tennis balls and tennis footwear and sportswear.)

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