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Head Kore 105 – Test 2022

Head Kore 105 test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 HEAD KORE 105 * FREERIDE/POWDER 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 … More »

Head Kore 85 X – Test 2022

Head Kore 85 X

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 … More »

Coming to a Ski Shop Near You

From the longest lift lines in memory to locked-down resorts to the continued rise in alpine touring, the one thing uniting skiers across the country is our hopeful look to next season. Gear brands are in the same gondola. (Wearing a face covering, of course!) Despite challenges with supply chains, manufacturing and prototype testing, plenty … More »

Head Power Joy ski test

With a vibration-absorbing chip, a slalom-oriented profile and race-style sandwich construction, Head says the Power Joy is a direct descendant from its World Cup skis. But our women testers didn’t reach a consensus on whether it lived up to the pedigree. “Fast, powerful, stiff and stable at speed,” wrote Robin Humphreys. On the other hand: … More »

Head SuperShape E-Rally ski test

More than one tester described the e-Rally with car-racing metaphors. For instance, Steve Acciaroli wrote, “Edge and go; enjoy the ride with a sports-car feel.” Indeed, the SuperShape family’s heritage descends from Head’s race ski line, including EMC or Energy Management Circuit. Head tuned this “chip,” built into the topsheet, to absorb vibrations within a … More »

Slackcountry – Boots for Walking

Slackcountry For most of us this is where backcountry skiing begins and ends. This style of resort-accessed backcountry goes by many names: slackcountry, sidecountry or simply off-piste. Whatever you call it, bootpacks and skinning time (if indeed there’s any skinning involved) are short, so downhill performance trumps weight. Boots for walking Do-all ski boots designed … More »

Test 2020: Head Total Joy

Test 2020: Head Total Joy BEST FOR: Advanced women skiers looking to add some speed to their repertoire. LENGTHS:              148, 153, 158, 163, 168 DIMENSIONS:         134/85/113 RADIUS:                 14@163 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $934 with bindings  The Total Joy is the most advanced-focused of Head’s line of women’s skis. That doesn’t mean it’s heavy. Head uses graphene, a … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Head Radar helmet

Head Radar helmet A BETTER COMBO     We like the idea of visor helmets. No forehead-skin gap means no more ice-cream headache. But at best they give you the look of a fighter pilot and at worst, a total dork. Head takes a different tack to the same integrated helmet and goggles solution with the … More »

Test 2019 – Head V6

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews LYT IS RIGHT Normally the thickness of a ski tapers from thickest at the centre under the binding to thinner at the tip and tail. Head flipped this norm around for its V-Series. More mass at the tip and tail helps start and finish the carve, says Head. Digging … More »

Boots and bindings 2019

For the Fat-Footed           Wide feet? Do you prioritize comfort over performance? Rossignol’s Speed boots might be just what the foot doctor ordered. The 104mm last is about as wide as ski boots get. (from $230; rossignol.com)             The Eighties Called …and they want their bindings … More »

Head

Head Kore 105 – Test 2022

Head Kore 105 test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 HEAD KORE 105 * FREERIDE/POWDER 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 … More »

Head Kore 85 X – Test 2022

Head Kore 85 X

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 … More »

Coming to a Ski Shop Near You

From the longest lift lines in memory to locked-down resorts to the continued rise in alpine touring, the one thing uniting skiers across the country is our hopeful look to next season. Gear brands are in the same gondola. (Wearing a face covering, of course!) Despite challenges with supply chains, manufacturing and prototype testing, plenty … More »

Head Power Joy ski test

With a vibration-absorbing chip, a slalom-oriented profile and race-style sandwich construction, Head says the Power Joy is a direct descendant from its World Cup skis. But our women testers didn’t reach a consensus on whether it lived up to the pedigree. “Fast, powerful, stiff and stable at speed,” wrote Robin Humphreys. On the other hand: … More »

Head SuperShape E-Rally ski test

More than one tester described the e-Rally with car-racing metaphors. For instance, Steve Acciaroli wrote, “Edge and go; enjoy the ride with a sports-car feel.” Indeed, the SuperShape family’s heritage descends from Head’s race ski line, including EMC or Energy Management Circuit. Head tuned this “chip,” built into the topsheet, to absorb vibrations within a … More »

Slackcountry – Boots for Walking

Slackcountry For most of us this is where backcountry skiing begins and ends. This style of resort-accessed backcountry goes by many names: slackcountry, sidecountry or simply off-piste. Whatever you call it, bootpacks and skinning time (if indeed there’s any skinning involved) are short, so downhill performance trumps weight. Boots for walking Do-all ski boots designed … More »

Test 2020: Head Total Joy

Test 2020: Head Total Joy BEST FOR: Advanced women skiers looking to add some speed to their repertoire. LENGTHS:              148, 153, 158, 163, 168 DIMENSIONS:         134/85/113 RADIUS:                 14@163 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $934 with bindings  The Total Joy is the most advanced-focused of Head’s line of women’s skis. That doesn’t mean it’s heavy. Head uses graphene, a … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Head Radar helmet

Head Radar helmet A BETTER COMBO     We like the idea of visor helmets. No forehead-skin gap means no more ice-cream headache. But at best they give you the look of a fighter pilot and at worst, a total dork. Head takes a different tack to the same integrated helmet and goggles solution with the … More »

Test 2019 – Head V6

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews LYT IS RIGHT Normally the thickness of a ski tapers from thickest at the centre under the binding to thinner at the tip and tail. Head flipped this norm around for its V-Series. More mass at the tip and tail helps start and finish the carve, says Head. Digging … More »

Boots and bindings 2019

For the Fat-Footed           Wide feet? Do you prioritize comfort over performance? Rossignol’s Speed boots might be just what the foot doctor ordered. The 104mm last is about as wide as ski boots get. (from $230; rossignol.com)             The Eighties Called …and they want their bindings … More »

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