THE PEOPLE’S SKI TEST – HEAD KORE 93
HEAD KORE 93Category: All MountainLengths: 156, 163, 170, 177, 184, 191Dimensions: 133/93/115 @ 177Radius: 16.4m @ 177MSRP: $749More info: head.com “There’s very...
K2 MINDBENDER 108Ti
Lengths: 172, 179, 186, 193
Radius: 22.9m @ 186
More info: k2snow.com
“The K2 Mindbender 108Ti is all business. For an advanced skier who’s looking for a firm, durable and agile ski that loves big, fast turns in open terrain, and really shines in 10 to 15 centimetres of compact or hero snow, look no further. I found at times that this ski’s stiffness didn’t leave a ton of room for error, so if you’re taking it out for a leisurely day on the hill, make sure you’re still on your A-game. But if you’re after something that will chop up crud with ease, cruise through tight trees, slay the steeps and bumps, or that you can pin down your local Hollywood-style run and stomp some cliffs along the way, then the Mindbender 108Ti is definitely for you.” —Kelley Humpherys
Reviewer’s Rating: On Piste: 7/10 • Off Piste: 8/10
Average Rating: On Piste: 7/10 • Off Piste: 8/10
Age: 26 / Height: 5’9” / Weight: 170 lbs / Occupation: Electrician
Born and raised in the shadow of Red Mountain Resort, Kelley Humpherys grew up ski racing in the fabled Red Mountain Racers program before switching to competitive big mountain skiing in his teens—so you can rest assured that he rips. Now an electrician by trade, Humpherys still lights it up on the hill, and is partial to a traditionally cambered, directional ski with a bit of early rise rocker around the 108-millimetre-underfoot range.