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Head Kore 85 X – Test 2022

Ski Test // 2021-10-20 // By

SKI CANADA TEST 2022

HEAD KORE 85 X * NON-METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN

BEST FOR: Versatility—and value.

Some skis elicit unanimous opinions. Others, like the Kore 85 X, are all about dissent. For every comment about this ski wanting to be pushed to perform, we had one saying how easy it was to ski. Head’s description leans to the latter: “simple and easy to control” and “a compromise between on-piste action and off-piste forays.” It developed the Kore X as a little brother to its super-popular Kore family of freeride skis. The 85 X has a similar lightweight build with a karuba wood core, but with a more traditional construction, full ABS sidewalls and a narrower, more resort-focused shape. Testers found it lightweight and manoeuvrable, but didn’t agree whether it was more suitable for slower-skiing intermediate to advanced sliders, or adrenaline-seeking speedsters who liked to work a ski. Our take: If you like the idea of this ski’s lightweight versatility but want something more suited to full time at the resort, add the Kore 85 X to your demo dance card and take it for a spin.

LENGTHS:             156, 163, 170, 177

DIMENSIONS:        127/85/108 @ 170

RADIUS:               15 @ 170

OTHER MODELS:    90 X, 80 X

SUGGESTED RETAIL: $550

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Head Kore 85 X – Test 2022

Ski Test // // By


SKI CANADA TEST 2022

HEAD KORE 85 X * NON-METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN

BEST FOR: Versatility—and value.

Some skis elicit unanimous opinions. Others, like the Kore 85 X, are all about dissent. For every comment about this ski wanting to be pushed to perform, we had one saying how easy it was to ski. Head’s description leans to the latter: “simple and easy to control” and “a compromise between on-piste action and off-piste forays.” It developed the Kore X as a little brother to its super-popular Kore family of freeride skis. The 85 X has a similar lightweight build with a karuba wood core, but with a more traditional construction, full ABS sidewalls and a narrower, more resort-focused shape. Testers found it lightweight and manoeuvrable, but didn’t agree whether it was more suitable for slower-skiing intermediate to advanced sliders, or adrenaline-seeking speedsters who liked to work a ski. Our take: If you like the idea of this ski’s lightweight versatility but want something more suited to full time at the resort, add the Kore 85 X to your demo dance card and take it for a spin.

LENGTHS:             156, 163, 170, 177

DIMENSIONS:        127/85/108 @ 170

RADIUS:               15 @ 170

OTHER MODELS:    90 X, 80 X

SUGGESTED RETAIL: $550

from Buyer’s Guide 2022 issue

all Ski Canada ski tests

Tags: , , , ,

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