All-Mountain Wide Skis

Head Kore 99 W

2021 Women's All-Mountain Wide Ski Review

Brand: Head

Model: Kore 99 W


Overall Rating: 4.38


Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

131-97-118

Lengths (cm)

153, 162, 171

Radius (m)

15.1

Flotation

3.91 / 5

Quickness / Maneuverability

4.59 / 5

Playfulness

4.23 / 5

Forgiveness

4.64 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

4.27 / 5

Crud Performance

4.23 / 5

Balance of Skills

4.5 / 5

Gender

Female


2021 Head Kore 99 W Women's All-Mountain Ski
The 2021 Head Kore 99 W Women’s All-Mountain Wide Ski.Photo courtesy of Head

Last season’s Best in Test ski didn’t defend her title this year, but testers still consider the Kore 99 W a “unicorn” ski—a charger so balanced it ranked No. 1 in Forgiveness and No. 3 in Stability at Speed. Or, as one tester translates: “Likes an aggressive skier but can get down with a Backseat Betty.” This ski’s versatility comes down to the construction of lightweight caruba wood, graphene, and KOROYD, which makes it effortless yet gives it enough backbone to tackle anything the mountain throws at it. 

STRENGTHS: Forgiveness, Stability at Speed

WEAKNESSES: Flotation, Crud Performance