2022 Head Kore 87 Skis
Head Kore 87 Skis
The Head Kore 87 is a ski that bridges the gap between the frontside and the backside. Narrow enough for day-to-day use at the resort on hard packed snow, but wide enough to take on adventures off the groomers and into some natural terrain, this ski offers on piste prowess with tons of versatility. Just like the rest of the Kore line, the Kore 87 receives an updated construction. It uses a Karuba and Poplar wood core which keeps the ski light while also give it a nice lively feel overall. On top of the core, layers of Carbon Fiber and Graphene are added, along with Head's new Damping Layer to give the ski it's power and robust flex. By replacing the Koroyd layer found in older Kore models with the new Damping Layer, Head was able to reduce the weight of the ski and further improve the ski's stability and smooth feel. Aside from the updated construction and new graphic, the shape, profile and overall feel are essentially the same. Being the narrowest option in the Kore line, the Kore 87 has the least amount of rocker and taper, and has the most camber proportionately. This makes it a much better ski on firm snow and is better suited to those conditions than its wider counterparts. Because there is less taper in this ski, you get more of an extended sidecut which is great for carving as you get better edge hold from the ski. With that said the slight rocker does give the ski some forgiveness, and while it responds well to an aggressive skiing style, it won't punish you for your mistakes.
- Sidecut: 130/87/110 mm at 177 cm length
- Radius: 16 meters at 177 cm length
- Core: Karuba and Poplar
- Multilayer Carbon Sandwich Cap Construction
- Topless Tech
- Structured UHM C Base
- Ability Level: Advanced to Expert Skiers
All-Mountain • Groomers
The main difference between the two would be waist width (87-99) and powder/ soft snow capabilities. You will get more precision for carving and firmer snow conditions on the 87, but will lose playfulness and float for off-piste terrain that you will gain with 99. We found that the 99 was more versatile for all-mountain capabilities than its narrower brother, and really comes alive with some fresh snow, windbuff, mixed conditions, etc. but can still more than hold its own on firmer snow. As far as stiffness goes, we feel they are both just the right kind of stiffness- not to stiff nor too soft, but just the right amount to appeal to a wide range of skiers. No question, go with the 99.
Hope this helps and think snow!
I have the Head Kore 111 for powder days.
Trying to decide between the Kore 87 and 93 for my daily driver. I love bumps and trees and going fast on groomers (50 mph+). I am leaning towards the 87 but worried about how it will do in crud and in spring slush. My local shop only has 99s to demo unfortunately.
What do you think?
I'd go 93--it just makes a better choice for all-mountain and it's nice to have a bit of extra material underfoot for higher speeds.
I think the Kore has a higher end than the Maverick. While both light, the Maverick doesn't quite have the stiffness and response that the Kore has. I'd go that route. Have fun!
2021 is the last year I see for those. Kore 87 has similar qualities in terms of shaping, but is lighter. Check out Blizzard Brahma 88, Volkl Kendo, and Nordica Enforcer 88 for more comparable constructions. Have fun!