Like lemmings, skiers followed when the industry took a turn toward wider, rockered-out skis. That's why some folks, especially out here in the West, fell in love with wide 100mm-plus boards as their everyday tools of choice. Minus those knuckleheads, the rage is calming these days, and scores of all-mountain skiers want their one-ski-quiver to land in the next narrower category down the ladder. The trend explains why Head originally released the Kore in a 105 and a 93 - two Kores to rule them all plus that fatter 117 to crush powder. With narrower, lightweight freeride skis killing it, the Kore 93 is in the midst of its hey-day. Stiff to the flex, strong on groomers, playful in powder. What's not to like? Similar skis: Blizzard Rustler 9, Salomon QST 92, Atomic Vantage 90 Ti.