The Head Kore series of skis are the kind of skis that don’t come around every year.
They combine characteristics that we traditionally think of as mutually exclusive.
And they’ve definitely grabbed the attention of Start Haus staff.
Well damped, calm and stable on edge, yet light, playful and quick from edge to edge
– The Head Kore 93, 105 and 117 manage to never be nervous nor lethargic,
responding to skier’s input intuitively and always doing what you want them to do.
The narrowest of the bunch – the Head Kore 93, rails on groomers and even
punches through the crud in a way a ski this light has no business doing. It may
sound like hyperbole, but a unique construction combining karuba wood, Koroyd
(think Smith helmets) and a layer of carbon infused with Graphene all add up to a
structure that does the job of traditional metal laminates, minus 200 grams per ski.
The Head Kore 105 snagged Powder Magazine’s ski of the Year last year, and it’s
really a perfect all-rounder for the Tahoe area. Balancing firm-snow performance,
poise in tough, variable snow and float in the soft stuff, many are mounting this ski
up with AT bindings and heading into the backcountry too.
Normally 110+ millimeter skis are relegated to soft-snow only, but the Kore line’s
versatility shows up once again with the Head Kore 117. It may not be an everyday
ski like the 105 or even 93, but it’s the kind of fat powder ski that doesn’t make you
want to run back to the car after things start to get tracked out in the morning – it’ll
go all day. Often skis this wide and this stable are heavy chargers that need some
seriously strong legs and talented skiers, but the Kore’s unique construction means
this is a ski that won’t beat you up as fatigue sets in.
All-in, the Head Kore line is truly impressive, swing by Start Haus and speak
with one of our salespeople if you’re interested in learning more!