Head Kore 105 – Test 2022

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Head Kore 105 test 2022

BEST FOR: A B.C. quiver killer: mount a beefy touring binding and do it all.

Since Head launched the Kore in 2016, it likes to think it’s become the standard all lightweight freeride skis should be measured against. In its first redesign Head didn’t mess with much. It still has graphene at the tip and tail for light swingweight, a karuba and poplar wood core, sheets of fibreglass and carbon, and a polyester fleece topsheet. New though is its slightly lighter build, a more durable topsheet and more sizes for dialling in the perfect set-up. A tester who skis on the original Kore 105 noticed no difference in performance. And we heard the same glowing praise from everyone who got on it. “A really good balance between float in the deep, and manoeuvrability and stability in the crud…4.5 stars!” said Tobin Leopkey. “Stable as hell,” wrote Steve Acciaroli. “For a stiff ski it turns easily.” In other words, the Kore is tougher and more customizable, without losing any of its approachable, versatile fun. Sam Lam summed it up: “All-mountain performance to the Kore.”

LENGTHS:            163, 170, 177, 184, 191

DIMENSIONS:       135/105/125 @ 184

RADIUS:              18 @ 184

WEIGHT:             1,895g @ 184

OTHER MODELS:   117, 111, 99, 93, 103 W, 97 W, 85 W


from Fall 2021 issue

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