2022 Head Kore 93 Skis
Head Kore 93 Skis
The Head Kore 93 sits firmly in the one-ski quiver category as one of the lightest, quickest and most agile options amongst its competitors. This year, the entire Kore collection received some updates, most notably, an updated construction across the board as well as a new addition to the line. The Kore 93 starts with a Karuba wood core which is what gives it its lively and responsive feel. The core then gets topped with a layer of Carbon Fiber, Graphene as well as Head's Damping Layer which has effectively replaced the Koroyd layer seen in previous models. This slight update in construction has resulted in a lighter and smoother ski overall. At 93 millimeters under the boot, the Kore 93 offers perfect versatility and would be a great daily driver for anyone that likes skiing a mixed bag of terrain. They carve well, float with ease and have the quickness and agility for skiing in tight or steep terrain. From a shape and profile standpoint, everything is the same as in previous years. We still get some nice rocker and taper out in both the tips and the tails which adds tons of versatility and ease of handling to the ski. Sure, on weight alone, these things are easy to whip around, but the rocker and taper really allow for some nice edge release when you need to shorten up your turn shape or when you're sending it down a zipper line in the bumps. If you want supreme versatility in a featherweight package, check out the Head Kore 93.
- Sidecut: 133/93/115 at 177 centimeters
- Radius: 16.4 meters at 177 centimeters
- Core: Karuba and Poplar
- Multilayer Carbon Sandwich Cap Construction
- Topless Tech
- Structured UHM C Base
- Ability Level: Advanced to Expert Skiers
All-Mountain • Groomers
First off thanks for all the great content. Incredibly helpful. I am looking to buy my first skis this year in 15 years (have been renting for the past 5 years or so) and wanted to get your opinion. I live on the East coast near Washington DC and I generally do 1-2 trips out west a year on top of occasionally hitting the small mountains around here. Looking to get out more in the coming years and hence why I want to have my own skis again (outgrew the old ones from when I was younger). I am currently 29 and been skiing since I was in elementary school. Height 6’2” and weight about 200. I would consider myself an advanced skier but by no means an expert. Out west we normally do blues and blacks and the occasional double. Lots of ungroomed trails and back bowls and we head into the trees quite a bit. Here on the East coast mainly just doing groomers at the small resorts we have.
I am looking for a ski that performs well on the groomers but is versatile enough for the off trail stuff out west since we make at least one or two trips a year. I have narrowed it down to three skis and wanted to see if you had any advice or thoughts.
K2 Mindbender 90s - Initially my first choice, but am a little concerned about the heavy weight for making quick turns and decisions on the difficult blacks and doubles. Seems like the best all around ski.
Black Crows Serpo - Really loving this ski, but didn’t get a lot of info from your videos about how well it would perform on ungroomed trails going through moguls and bumps.
Head Kore 93 - Absolutely love the light weight and shorter turn radius. Slightly concerned about versatility and ability to go through powder in back bowls and off trail out west.
Any thoughts are much appreciated. Will likely be purchasing through your site. Thanks again.
We would lean towards the Black Crows Serpo. More well rounded and versatile than the other two, and the best floater out of the bunch in powder. What makes this ski stand apart from the rest was its ability to ski a variety of turn shapes at different speeds. The rocker profile with tip and tail make this ski a bit more forgiving as well as they have no metal in them. At your height, weight and skiing ability, go with the 186cm length.
Hope this helps and happy holidays!
If you're looking to move into the front side category, I'd certainly go with the Wingman. If you want to stay in the same all-mountain type of ski, but livelier, I'd take a strong look at the Kore. Definitely lighter and more energetic than what you're coming out of with excellent edge grip and responsiveness. I would say the 177 is a good choice, with the 184 being on the long side. Have fun!
I like the Kore, but I've never found it to be damp. The Elan, especially the Wingman, fit that bill a bit better. If you're looking for a ski that excels on hard groomers but has some versatility, I'd look to the Wingman. It fits your key points very nicely.
Great ski, I'd go with it in the 170 and have a great time!
Is this the one or is there some other ski I should be looking at? I generally ski low-mid 160s for length but maybe I should be switching that up as well?
If you're looking to rip up some trees and moguls then the Kore 93 will be a good fit for you. This ski does throw you around quite a bit due to the lack of dampening materials but is a high performance lightweight ripper. Another great lightweight ski to check out would be the Ripstick 96 black edition. Similar design philosophy with the use of carbon as reinforcement, but with a very different execution.
The Kore 93 is arguably better on groomers than off them. The ski is so stiff that it holds a really stable edge compared to other skis in its weight class. It will get bumped around by frozen chop and crud more than other skis with metal in them but on a perfect groomer day, they can match those skis turn for turn in a carve. The rebound is also next level thanks to all that carbon so you can really bounce between turns which is always a blast. Hope this helps!