The Kore series from Head have really hit the mark over the past two seasons. Every model so far has been biased towards freeride, but dropping to sub-90mm underfoot make the new version a proper A-M contender.
As you’d expect, dropping a few millimeters off the waist makes the ski considerably nimbler, and the Kores already feel like they’re made of air. What we needed to check was if grip had been altered from the bigger models’ robust performance…
Lee has this to say: “Fantastic fun! For the changeable conditions on the Thursday at Glenshee it excelled. It is solid underfoot. Easy to turn yet amazingly light and grippy.”
There we go – plenty of grip.
Dickie was less technical: “Light, lively and fun. This is a chuckabout ski for behaving badly aboard.”
Back to Lee for some actual information: “The Karuba lightweight wood core and graphene in the tip and tail further reduces weight throughout the ski. There’s a damping shock-absorber honeycomb layer for control, so there’s no metal (apart from the edges…).
“I found this a fantastically balanced yet playful and poppy ski that oozed confidence all over the mountain. Definitely a firm favourite in the mixed conditions and would be a great addition to any advancing skier looking for their first all-mountain freeride ski.”
A fantastically balanced yet playful and poppy ski that oozed confidence all over the mountain. Price includes bindings.
- Head Kore 87
- 153, 162, 171, 180, 189
- 16m @ 180
- 130-87-110 @ 180
- Weight per ski