Now in its third year, the Kore 93 has quickly come upon legendary status. It gets thrown in the lot with the Nordica Enforcer 93 due to their similar shapes. They’re light, quick, and stable skis that can handle a huge variety of snow conditions and terrain challenges. The lightness and the quickness really stand out to our testers, as they do lose a bit of stability at speed, since the skis have no metal. But the other materials, in addition to the Karuba wood core, the Kore uses Graphene, Koroyd, and Carbon to round out the materials. It seems like a lot, but it strikes the right chord. At 93 mm underfoot, be prepared for ultimate versatility, from carving groomers to floating through pow, this is a great all-around shape for lots of different ski-related activities. For advanced and expert skiers who are looking to step into a fun, light, and stiff ski, the Kore 93 is a great place to start, and most likely finish.
Josh Wolfgang skied the 180 and loved the versatility, with that category receiving a 4 out of 5. The rest of Josh’s scores were all 3’s, accurately reflecting his high score for versatility. The Kore 93 “enjoys bumps and woods.” For a ski without metal, it “definitely has a speed limit on-piste and can be chattery at higher speeds on harder snow.” And Josh also notes that the construction is pretty tough, noting that the ski is “very stiff for a ski with no metal.” It is true, when you hand flex these skis, it’s pretty remarkable how stiff they are, even for skis with metal.
Also on the 180, Mike Thomas calls the Kore 93 a “solid ski. It’s very damp, and some skiers might feel like it is not as lively, but it has plenty of pop if you wind it up.” We have seen that it is not as easy to ski at slower speeds, but it is an advanced ski after all, so it’s meant to be revved up. Until that happens, though, Mike calls it “sort of a plank, but you can trust it.” So much of skiing is having confidence, and it sounds like the Kore 93 instills that in its pilots.
Rick Randall found the 180 to be a “lively ski with playful energy. Performed better in softer snow as in firmer snow it lacks some edge grip.” Rick was pretty bullish on the Kore 93, giving it mostly 4’s with some 3’s smattered in for stability and edge hold. “At speed, it moves a bit, so it’s better at slower or medium speeds. It’s light weight, so it’s very easy to move around.” And to add another level to this already multi-tiered ski, “Versatile ski that the light weight could be used for touring.” Head did have that in mind when they made the Kore 93, so feel free to throw a tech binding on this thing and head out into the backcountry.
Another 180 skier, Noah Labow loved the versatility, giving that category a score of 5 out of 5. All of his other scores were 4’s out of 5, so that makes sense in terms of his high versatility score. “This is a great every day ski! It was comfortable with a variety of turn shapes, and very forgiving. The ski has an even flex, but stable at speed.” In contrast to some of our other testers who did not necessarily love the 93 at speed, Noah thought it “performed well at high speeds in firm conditions.” There you have it, the ski feels differently to different people.
This ski is definitely worth a look for advanced and expert skiers who are looking for a lighter ski that is very versatile. If you’re heavier or more aggressive, you might prefer something with metal, but lighter weight expert skiers will love the stiffness and responsiveness of the Kore 93. So will a lot of other skiers, too, just as they have for the past three years.