Head Kore 93 W review 2020
PROSKILAB™ reviewers' comments
The excellent Head Kore 93 - last year's "Best ski" in the men's range - has quickly become a benchmark for the all mountain ski. This year it has come out with a women's version: the Kore 93 W.
The construction is the same as that of the men's version. It's interesting to note that Head's approach here is quite different to that of equivalent brands which often include one or more plates of Titanal (an alloy based of aluminium and zinc) which improves rigidity and liveliness of the skis. Whilst the Titanal does offer these advantages, it does also make the ski heavier.
The Austrian brand (also famed for their tennis rackets) have taken an innovative approach and are using new materials such as Koroyd and Graphene. The result is an exceptional stiffness to weight ratio.
To note: the Kore 93 W skied by the Proskilab testers wasn't exactly 93mm underfoot like the men's version. It is 2mm narrower, making it 91mm underfoot. However it is still the widest ski tested in this category.
With its reputation preceding it, the testers were looking forward to a great ski. They weren't disappointed.
It performs very well on piste: grippy, stable, at ease at top speeds. Off-piste, the advantage of the wide underfoot is undeniable, particularly in powder. In the variable, the stiffness allows you to "rip it up"!
This same stiffness, however, restricts the comfort. It's a demanding ski and the testers noted that the absorption could be better in variable terrain.
The Head Kore 93 W is made for performance. We would recommend this model to dynamic, good level skiers wanting to ski the piste and freeride.
- Excellent on piste
- Holds up in powder
- Comfortable at high speeds
- Stiff and demanding
- Adaptation to terrain could be improved
The ski review scores
|Short turn performance|
|Long turn performance|
|Skid turn performance|
|Soft snow fluidity|
|Freeride - Flotation quality|
|Handling in powder|
|Performance on hard snow|
|Freeride - Performance on hard snow|
Who's it for?
The KORE 93 W is the answer to imperfect conditions.
It is designed for women looking for versatility and precision. It is the perfect all rounder. Its construction in Graphene and Karuba wood saves weight and offers lightness without losing skiability. #TOTHEKORE
Features of the Kore 93 W
|Model :||Kore 93 W|
|Size tested :||171 cm|
|Tip size :||130 mm|
|Waist size :||91 mm|
|Tail size :||113 mm|
|Radius for the size reviewed :||15 m|
Reviewed by PROSKILAB™in La Clusaz, France, March 2019