Frontside Skis

Head Kore 87 W

2021 Women's Best in Test Frontside Ski

Brand: Head

Model: Kore 93 W

Overall Rating: 4.44


Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)


Lengths (cm)

153, 162, 171

Radius (m)


Quickness / Maneuverability

4.7 / 5


4.6 / 5


4.75 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

4.3 / 5

Crud Performance

4.1 / 5

Balance of Skills

4.25 / 5



The 2021 Head Kore 87 W Women's Best in Test Frontside Ski
The 2021 Head Kore 87 W Women’s Best in Test Frontside SkiPhoto courtesy of Head

The newest addition to Head’s award-winning women’s Kore line is the polar opposite of the Stöckli Nela 80, yet beloved by our testers nonetheless. What the Nela 80 lacks in versatility the Kore 87 W makes up for thanks to the ski’s wider waist and tight little turn radius, which permits ladies to skid turns and not just lay trenches. This ski impressed testers with her low-maintenance attitude, though some ladies wished she showed a little more backbone in the crud. But testers were quick to forgive this one shortcoming. 

STRENGTHS: Playfulness, Forgiveness

WEAKNESSES: Crud Performance, Versatility

Awards for the Head Kore 87 W

2021 Best in Test Badge
The Head Kore 87 W won Best in Test in the Women’s Frontside Ski Category