2022 Head Kore 105

Ski Stats

Sidecut 135/105/125
Radius 17.8m @ 184cm
Lengths 163,170,177,184,191
Weight 1755g @ 184cm
MSRP $875
Power Score: 8.59

Finesse Score: 8.63

The Head Kore 105 is the perfect ski for our times. No, it doesn’t promote universal love and understanding among all people, but it does what it can, considering that it’s a ski. It’s not just that it’s the lightest ski in the genre, it’s how that light weight contributes to a quickness off the edge that makes the Kore 105 feel narrower than its actual dimensions. Another reason that the Kore 105 behaves like a skinnier ski is it adheres to a metal-free diet; the absence of Ti laminates softens its torsional rigidity, enabling it to conform to terrain rather than attempting to subdue it. Its ultra-light weight also makes the Kore 105 an ideal in-resort/backcountry hybrid. The biggest concern any backcountry skier has about a super-light ski is that it will be great going uphill and suck on the way down. There’s zero chance the Kore 105 will flame out on the descent, as it’s far more substantial than any AT model of which I am aware. The entire Kore line received a suite of upgrades this year, which taken in toto tipped the Kore 105 over the Power/Finesse divide. Head deleted synthetic honeycomb from the core, replacing it a combination of poplar and Karuba. It also softened up the flex, part of an overall strategy to make the wider Kores better adapted to deep snow and the narrower ones more attuned to prepared slopes.

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