2022 Head Kore 99 Skis
Head Kore 99 Skis
The Kore 99 returns again for another season as the epitome of all-mountain versatility in a lightweight package. If you've skied or even just picked up a Kore 99 over the last few years, you know how light they are. Well, this year, they come back even lighter, thanks to a revamped construction. They are still built using the same Karuba and Poplar wood core as well as a layer of graphene and Carbon Fiber, but instead of a layer of Koroyd, this year head is using what they call their Damping layer which is lighter and does a better job at reducing vibrations. Ultimately the Kore 99 is now lighter and smoother; something that seemed almost impossible to achieve. These skis still boast a stiff flex patters which provides a lot of stability at a 17-meter radius, these skis like to carve, but their wider waist width allows them to handle pretty much anything at the resort other than the deepest snow. The shape and profile of the Kore 99 stay the same despite the new construction. Rocker in the tip and tail provide great float and maneuverability, as does the tapered shape on both ends of the ski. The balance of performance that Head is able to achieve with the Kore skis is pretty astounding. What seemed to be an impossible light and stable ski just got even light and even smoother, so if you're looking for true all-mountain capabilities in a ski that makes it feel like you have nothing on your feet, check out the Head Kore 99.
- Sidecut: 134/99/120 mm at 177 cm length
- Radius: 17.0 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
The Head is much lighter. 1760 grams per ski.
Its also much stiffer even though its lighter which sets this ski apart in the 94-99 mm waist width category.
I found the the Enforcer 94 although heavier, to be a much more well rounded ski. Its my one ski quiver for Stowe, VT. Any turn shape at any speed and with its unique rocker profile despite its narrower waist, a better floater in pow (3-6")
I found the Head to be a bit "tankish" and not as maneuverable.
Hope this helps!
The Kore 99 will feel like a feather on your feet next to the Bonafide. Much lighter but still plenty stiff and damp. A fine choice to replace the Bonafides . Based on your height, weight and ability, I would go with the 184. The Kores are all there and are a lot of ski. The 191 would be too much.
These are the only Kore packages we are currently offering.
2022 HEAD KORE 111 SKIS W/ MARKER GRIFFON 13 ID BINDINGS
2022 HEAD KORE 93 SKIS W/ TYROLIA ATTACK2 13 GW BINDINGS
If you wanted to size down in width to the Kore 93 we could substitute a Griffin binding for you and just charge you the difference between the two bindings.
We are not currently offering a package for the Kore 99.
The Head Kore is a light ski with a lot of stiffness to its flex, so it is a pretty demanding ski. Its a powerful ski that needs to be driven hard to perform at its best.
I would strongly consider the the Salomon QST 98. Same class as the Kore 99, but less stiff. Powerful but playful and can make any turn shape, at any speed in any terrain. And its unique rocker profile makes it a great floater in soft snow for a 98 mm waisted ski. A great one ski quiver!
I'm a big fan of the 99's for both light weight and high performance. If you're looking to keep up with some tweens, the lighter skis make a lot of sense. I'd say 177 is correct length. Have fun!
If you're mainly on groomers the QST and the KORE 93 are going to offer the best on groomer performance out of these skis. Both are lightweight and nimble so plenty of maneuverability for all of your off trail needs. The KORE does lack some of the dampening materials that the QST has, so it can definitely be a more bumpy ride if conditions are choppy. My recommendation would be the QST, but either ski would get the job done.