Kore 117

Head Kore 117

Brand
Head
Model
Kore 117
Category
Freeride
Weight
1960 gr
Waist
116 mm
Tested length
189 cm
Year
2018

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

6
5
5
7
7
Fri Flyt overall rating of Head Kore 117:

8 / 10

Flotation:
7 / 10
Turning capabilities:
8 / 10
Stability at speed:
9 / 10
Technical info:
Head launched the three models in the Kore series with a big Instagram campaign last winter. The 117 model is by far the widest in the series. Head likes to boast the use of graphene. Perhaps it would be more clarifying just to say that Kore 117 is a light carbon- and fibreglass construction? The width difference between the front and back ski is quite big. The stiff front ski stands out on Kore 117. And the sidecut is more pronounced in the front.

On snow:
This ski feels quite big. It is stable and well balanced. Although it doesn´t quite evoke the “crisp” carbon feel, we can definitely say that this is among the stiffer skis in this test. This makes it somewhat difficult to maneuver in tracked snow, but, if you are determined, it will perform very well on this type of surface as well. Furthermore, the stiffness contributes to playfulness and it will respond if you put a little extra pressure onto it. Head are on the track of something very good here, but it is not among the most playful skis in the test. Kore 117 requires you to ride hard.


Kore 117

Technical data:

Measured length
189 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 65577
Brand
Head
Model
Kore 117
Produced
Austria
Available lengths
180
Contact length
107 cm
Rocker tail
36 cm
Rocker nose
46 cm
Side cut
127 cm
Taper tail
25 cm
Taper tip
37 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
18 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
12 cm
Max tail width
128 mm
Min waist width
116 mm
Max nose width
145 mm
Side cut radius
25 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
17 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2309 cm2
Weight
1960 gr
Relative weight
0.85 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
30 mm
Hight nose tip
72 mm
Angle tail tip
16°
Angle nose tip
31°
Height of camber
3 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.