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The Curated Take
The Head Kore 93 - this is one very talked about ski, so I was very excited to hop on it for a full day at Eldora during the early season here in Colorado. The conditions during the day were mixed - we had fresh corduroy groomers, a bit of ice, some slush late in the day, bumps, jumps, and even a brief snowstorm that deposited some fresh stuff on the slopes. So, I was able to test them in a wide variety of conditions.
Overall, I was very impressed with the strength-to-weight ratio of these. Head uses carbon and graphene in the build of these skis. These are lightweight yet strong materials. I really appreciated the lighter weight because it made them such a breeze to flick around in tight terrain, but I also felt them flying underfoot from carve to carve.
They carved surprisingly well for a ski at this width. I like the side cuts that they have, and I didn't feel like I needed to be going that fast to have them engage. I also felt very comfortable at higher speeds even in variable conditions, because the skis are not soft noodles - they have a true backbone.
The only downside is that it tends to get deflected in the chop - a heavier ski will blast through stuff a bit better. But, for most folks, this ski is plenty ready to charge!
- Extremely lightweight for how stiff and stable it is
- All mountain skiers in areas with less fresh snow
- Skiers that like to carve hard but want a featherweight ski
- No the most ideal ski for charging through crud and chop as it tends to get deflected a bit
An all-mountain specialist, the KORE 93 can carve up corduroy, conquer tough snow conditions or offer lightweight performance for touring. HEAD's KORE construction creates a more nimble freeride ski thanks to the combination of Graphene, Karuba wood and carbon, which adds strength and performance without extra weight. Topless Tech carbon weave adds torsional rigidity where needed, while a new topsheet shape increases durability. A sandwich sidewall construction and tip and tail rocker round out the KORE 93's ability to perform well on hard snow, powder and everything in between.