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Head Kore 99 Skis · 2023 · 156 cm

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I had a chance to test these out last April at Powder Mountain in Utah. For a ski with a 101mm waist (in the 184cm length I was testing) these felt incredibly easy to carve with, and skied like a much narrower ski, and in off-piste terrain the wider platform kept things fun and (relatively) floaty. These would make a great one-ski quiver for a western skier or a pow-day ski for an Eastern skier. They are stiff from tip to tail, so they reward skiers who like to ski aggressively through the tips of the skis and charge down the fall line -- so stiff that I would not suggest them to skiers who spend a fair amount of time in the terrain park or like to do "butters." And while using Carbon instead of titinal to provide stiffness keeps the weight down, the Kore 99s are not as "damp" as other, heavier directional chargers. In other words, you will feel more vibrations (of the bad kind) when skiing over re-frozen, firmer terrain. That's especially a concern for East ("Ice") Coast skiers on many days.

Ideal for
  • Fantastic mid-fat all-mountain ski for aggressive advanced ot expert skiers
  • Very light for how stiff it is tip to tail (and vice-versa)
  • A nimble directional charger that can double as a 50/50 in-bounds/backcountry ski
Not ideal for
  • Not as damp as heavier skis on re-frozen surfaces.
  • Stiff tips and tail make these skis suboptimal for park/freestyle skiing.

The Head Kore 99 is built to maximize performance and versatility without adding any unnecessary weight. With the use of stiff, lightweight materials like carbon and graphene, the Kore 99 Skis are shockingly light for how strong they ski. Wide enough to attack tree runs and deep powder bowls, and stiff enough to really lay over on edge and carve nice long turns. The Kore 99s are made to handle speed whether on trail or off and they can handle a variety of conditions in the resort or back country.

Key Features:

  • Karuba/Poplar Wood Core – The Kore 99 is built around a wood core that consists of Karuba and Poplar wood for a nice balance of energy and strength in the skis.
  • Graphene Reinforcement – Graphene is an extremely lightweight yet strong material used by Head to reinforce their Kore series skis. Graphene keeps the skis damp and stable at high speeds, while keeping the ski extremely lightweight for uphill travel.
  • Multi-Layer Carbon Construction – Head adds two layers of carbon to the Kore 99, sandwiched over the wood core and layer of graphene to further stiffen the ski, and help dial in the precise control skiers have over the skis.
  • Structured UHM C Base – The same material from Head's racing ski line is used to create the bases of the Kore series skis. The end result is an incredibly smooth on-snow feel on groomed runs or in powder conditions.
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