Head Kore Tour 93 Touring Ski 2022 – 2023 | Review

Ideal for medium - long ski touring missions, the Head Kore Tour 93 brings smooth and predictable power in a reasonably lightweight package

Why we chose the Head Kore Tour 93: Lightweight, smooth, predictable 

Lengths (cm): 163, 170, 177 & 184
Sidecut (mm): 133 / 93 / 115 (177 cm)
Radius: 16m (177 cm)
Rocker Profile: Rocker-Camber-Rocker
Weight (per ski): 1,630g
Price: £590

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The all-new Kore Tour series from Head brings everything the brand has learnt from their Kore range of freeride skis, and applied it to a range that comes in at an impressively low weight; all while still upholding decent levels of downhill performance.

The range loosely follows the Kore range, with just a few differences in shaping. The main difference, as you can expect, is in the construction of these skis. Let’s take a look under the topsheet to see what Head has been up to.

Head Kore Tour 93 Construction

The Kore Tour 93 has been built with weight savings in mind. This begins with a lightweight hybrid core construction made from Karuba and Poplar. This mix gives you the poppy and lightweight attributes of Karuba, while Poplar improves the overall strength and damping of the ski.

Sandwiching this core is two sheets of carbon laminates which work to bring snappy and responsive power. In an effort to bring in some more reinforcement towards the tips and tails (where you’re most likely to see deflection and chatter, leading to a loss of control), Head has added Graphene inserts to bring a little more mass away from the centre of the ski leading to improved stability.

Similar to the updates to the 22/23 Kore range, the Kore Tour 93 also features Head’s ‘Topless Tech’ which is Head’s new way of producing their topsheets by making use of a polyester laminate that’s laminated onto the top of the ski. This helps to protect the skis and solves the issue of the previous Kore skis chipping easily.

“Light enough to comfortably take on longer ski touring missions”

To further boost durability, the Kore Tour 93 features a chamfered sidewall. This is where the topsheet slightly folds over the sidewall, kind of like a semi cap construction. This slightly rounded sidewall, like the polyester topsheet, helps to stop any unwanted chipping of the topsheet, while the sidewall construction helps to boost the stiffness of the skis.

Head Kore Tour 93 Shaping

The Kore Tour 93 copies a lot of the shaping from the Kore 93 silhouette. Based around a 93 mm waist that’s been designed with all-mountain skiing in mind. This width is comfortable both in soft snow, yet excels in hard snow or spring conditions.

Head has added in a good deal of rocker to the tips of the Kore Tour 93 to help improve manoeuvrability in soft snow, while also easing up turn initiation. While the tails feature a bit of tapering, it’s certainly less than the amount in the tips.

Taking a look at the rocker profile, you’ve got a little tip and tail rocker to help aid flotation in soft snow, but the main focus looks to be on firm snow, as the little rocker gives a longer effective edge, letting you spread pressure for a much longer length of the ski, resulting in improve grip and stability through hard snow.

Who Is The Head Kore Tour 93 For?

The Kore Tour 93 is an impressive touring ski that’s taken all the good bits from Head’s popular Kore lineup of skis and applied it to a shape that’s confident through hard snow conditions, while still being able to perform in soft snow. The Kore Tour 93 manages to remain smooth and predictable through all sorts of snow conditions, while remaining light enough to comfortably take on longer ski touring missions

What Is The Head Kore Tour 93 Good At?

Versatility: 7/10
Hard Snow: 8/10
Soft Snow: 7/10


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