In Depth Staff Reviews:
By: Matt McDonald
Offered on the men's side in 93, 99, 105, and 117 versions, the formidable Kore is going to also be available in women's versions (93 and 99) for next year. Don't worry, ladies—these are the same Kores but with more sizes and a slightly more forward recommended mount point. The other Kores will also be offered in shorter sizes, opening the line up to more skiers. Also important in the 2020 Head skis lineup: the revered Supershapes get fresh paint jobs but no other changes.
On the boot side, Head carries its Kore momentum into the freeride touring market with the Kore 1 and Kore 2 models.
Supershape topsheets change, but the skis stay the same.
The Kore 99, 105, and 117 will be offered in more sizes.
The Kore W, in 93 and 99 ... Continue Reading
By: Matt McDonald
Check out our preview of 2020 Head skis.
Here are some highlights from the 2019 Head skis lineup:
New Kore, Fresh Line of Frontsiders
For 2019, Head brings back the smash-hit Kore series of freeride skis for a second season, but with a new face in the lineup. Meet the Kore 99. Built to match the other skis in the series—carbon, Graphene, koroyd, karuba—the Kore 99 flexes pretty stiff.
However, like its brethren, we expect it to pair nimbleness and float with the typical components of Head skis: great edge hold, high speed limit, smooth ride. The combo launched the inaugural line of Kores to sell out early in the 2018 season. We expect the Kore to be equally as popular in 2019.
Another reason for Head-y excitement? The debut of the new V-Shape series. ... Continue Reading
2020 Head Kore 105 Description:
Lightweight freeride skis are trendier than #vanlife. OK...maybe not. But fueled by the overwhelming success of the Kore 105 when it debuted two years ago, the industry continues to chase freeride skis that blend feathery weights with bomber strength. The Kore 105 is light enough to be a legit alpine touring ski, but it's purpose-built to do everything the resort throws at it. In the West, skiers love it as a one-ski-quiver. All kinds of skiers, too. We are talking Rad Dads, ski testers, shop types, Joe Shmoes, punks - the Kore 105 is playful and surfy enough to please powderhounds yet reliable and strong enough to finally make pops shut up about his old pair of 210s. You are right, dad, they don't make them like they used to. They make them better. Similar skis: Kastle FX106 HP, Elan Ripstick 106, Dynastar Legend X106.
2020 Head Kore 105 Specs:
|Weight:||3580 grams (per pair for size 171cm) Learn more about ski weights|