Kore 105
Test winner

Head Kore 105

Brand
Head
Model
Kore 105
Category
Touring
Weight
1680 gr
Waist
104 mm
Tested length
180 cm
Year
2018

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

6
5
4
6
5
Fri Flyt overall rating of Head Kore 105:

9 / 10

Hard snow:
8 / 10
Soft snow:
9 / 10
Up:
7 / 10
Technical info:
Kore is Head´s new and affordable ski touring series. This fibreglass sandwich construction is the widest model. 105 is soft in the waist and a little stiffer towards the ends. It has little rocker and a lot of sidecut. A 17 metre turning radius is not much for this category. Average weight for a ski touring model, but we tested this ski with quite heavy bindings (Marker Kingpin with demo plates).

On snow:
Kore 105 performs extremely well in demanding conditions and at high speed. Because of this, all the test riders suspected that it is way too heavy for ski touring. But it is not particularly heavy, despite being tested with quite heavy bindings. The absorption and stableness at speed is superb. The smooth shape and even flex, together with a little stiffer front ski, gives power in the turns and stability. This is a very good choice for many, especially if you only want one ski that works well on the ascent, at the same time as it let´s you go fast on the descent. And it comes at a reasonable price.


Kore 105

Technical data:

Measured length
180 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 65465
Brand
Head
Model
Kore 105
Produced
Czech Republic
Available lengths
171, 189
Contact length
117 cm
Rocker tail
28 cm
Rocker nose
35 cm
Side cut
123 cm
Taper tail
23 cm
Taper tip
34 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
13 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
12 cm
Max tail width
125 mm
Min waist width
104 mm
Max nose width
135 mm
Side cut radius
17 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
10 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2039 cm2
Weight
1680 gr
Relative weight
0.83 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
26 mm
Hight nose tip
57 mm
Angle tail tip
18°
Angle nose tip
28°
Height of camber
5 mm

This sequence of numbers indicates stiffness. Each number corresponds to a part of the ski, from tail to tip. 5 equals the average
for this part and length of the ski. Lower values indicate softer skis, higher values stiffer.