THE PEOPLE’S SKI TEST – HEAD KORE 97 W


HEAD KORE 97 W
Category: All Mountain
Lengths: 156, 163, 170, 177
Dimensions: 131/97/118 @ 170
Radius: 15.3m @ 170
MSRP: $749
More info: head.com

“The Head Kore 97 W was an enjoyably reliable ski. It was fun, stable and easy to initiate turns on groomers, and for a ski under 100 millimetres in the waist, I was surprisingly impressed by it off piste. I skied it in variable chopped up pow on black runs, and it more than held its own there, and in a variety of other conditions. I ultimately found that it didn’t stand out in any one particular area, and instead performed well everywhere I took it, which is what I liked most about this ski. It will go anywhere you want, and handle whatever is in front of you with stability, poise and ease.” —Sarah Jones

Reviewer’s Rating: On Piste: 9/10 • Off Piste: 8/10
Average Rating: On Piste: 8.5/10 • Off Piste: 7.5/10

REVIEWER BIO:

Sarah Jones
Age: 26 / Height: 5’4” / Weight: 120 lbs / Occupation: Wildland Firefighter
Sarah Jones is hands down the hottest skier to come out of Saskatchewan since Sarah Jones. A farm girl who grew up arcing picture-perfect race turns in the Prairies, these days she still scoots home a couple times a year from her adopted haunt of Revelstoke to raise one cow a summer, and then sell it: a tight little racket that funds her ski adventures. She’s also one of the brave souls who battles back B.C.’s summer wildfires. As such, she’s got more grit than a gopher, and is at least twice as fast. Her favourite kind of skiing is ripping long, fluid turns down perfect corduroy, or perfect pow, at top speed, where her honed technique can shine.

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