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16.6

Head Kore 93 reviews 2020

PROSKILAB™ reviewers' comments

The Head Kore 93 is 93 mm in the waist, so it falls in between Proskilab’s two All-Mountain categories. Last year, we tested it in the All-Mountain Back category, and it won a “Best Ski 2019” award. The arrival of the Kore 99 in this category encouraged us to test its little brother in the All-Mountain Front category, which is more frontside-oriented, and it did not disappoint.

The waist width of the Kore 93 gives it an advantage over its competitors off-piste. It got the highest score in difficult snow, flotation in powder, and maneuverability in powder. The testers were impressed by the quality of its performance in chopped-up snow and crud.

On groomers, performance is flawless. The testers said the Kore 93 was “stable and balanced,” “soft and easy,” and “solid underfoot” proving that it is a high quality and reliable ski. It is at ease in all conditions and in all types of turns. It is wider and more freeride-oriented than the other skis in this category. It is also less agile on hardpack, mainly because turn initiation is a little slow. On the other hand, it excels as soon as the terrain gets a bit bumpy due to its amazing ability to absorb variations in the terrain.

This season’s Head Kore 93 has the same great qualities we discovered last year. It is one of a few benchmark skis that rank at the top of the All-Mountain categories. It is an excellent choice for intermediate to expert skiers who want a very versatile and reliable ski.

Review: Pros

  • Very good off-piste performance
  • Versatile
  • Maneuverable
  • Good float in powder
  • Exceptional performance in crud
  • Easy to pivot
  • Cuts through all types of snow, absorbs uneven terrain

Review: Cons

  • Less agile on groomers, sluggish turn initiation

The ski review scores

Turn initiation
☆☆☆☆☆
14.7
Stability
☆☆☆☆☆
17.5
Stability/turning performance
☆☆☆☆☆
16.5
Grip
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Short turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
12.2
Long turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
18.5
Skid turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Handleability
☆☆☆☆☆
15.3
Comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
16.5
Snow contact
☆☆☆☆☆
16.0
Soft snow fluidity
☆☆☆☆☆
16.0
Freeride - Flotation quality
☆☆☆☆☆
18.0
Handling in powder
☆☆☆☆☆
19.0
Performance on hard snow
☆☆☆☆☆
15.5
Freeride - Performance on hard snow
☆☆☆☆☆
16.8
Any ground comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
17.5

Who's it for?

Intermediate+ → Expert

Manufacturer's remarks

The KORE 93 is the answer to imperfect snow. Crud, deep snow, groomed snow, or bumps are no match for this ski. It is perfect in all conditions. Its Graphene and Karuba construction make it super light without losing any skiability. #TOTHEKORE

Features of the Kore 93

Brand : Head
Model : Kore 93
Year : 2020
Family : All-Mountain front
Size tested : 180 cm
Tip size : 133 mm
Waist size : 93 mm
Tail size : 115 mm
Radius for the size reviewed : 16 m

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Reviewed by PROSKILAB™

in La Clusaz, France, March 2019