The 2023 Head Kore 99 Skis fall right in the middle of the Kore line up as far as waist width goes. At 99-millimeters underfoot, you get supreme powder for "multi-tasking" around the mountain, whether it be on the frontside or backside. These skis still boast a stiff flex pattern 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. 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 lighter and even smoother thanks to a Karuba and Poplar wood core as well as a layer of graphene and Carbon Fiber. The Graphene that Head is using is what they call their Damping layer which is lighter and does a better job at reducing vibrations. Western expert skiers will gravitate towards this stick as their one ski quiver while Eastern skiers will be amazed at its outstanding edge grip for a 99-millimeter waisted ski. If you are looking for an incredibly lightweight ski that skis light a heavyweight, the Head Kore 99 should be at the top of your list.
- Sidecut: 134/99/120 mm at 177 cm length
- Radius: 17 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