2021-2022 Head Kore 103 W

Ski: 2021-2022 Head Kore 103 W, 177 cm

Test Location: Mt. Crested Butte, CO

Available Lengths: 163, 170, 177 cm 

Blister’s Measured Tip-to-Tail Length (straight-tape pull): 176.0 cm

Stated Weight per Ski: 1750 grams

Blister’s Measured Weight per Ski: 1639 & 1717 grams

Stated Dimensions: 132-103-123 mm

Blister’s Measured Dimensions: 132.2-102.6-122.0 mm

Stated Sidecut Radius (177 cm): 16.5 meters

Measured Tip & Tail Splay (ski decambered): 54 mm / 23 mm

Measured Traditional Camber Underfoot: 4 mm

Core Materials: karuba/poplar + graphene at tips & tails + titanal binding reinforcement + carbon & fiberglass laminate

Base: sintered UHM C

Factory Recommended Mount Point: -9.1 cm from center; 78.9 cm from tail

Kara Williard reviews the Head Kore 103 W for Blister
Head Kore 103 W - 21/22 Top Sheet
Review Navigation:  Specs //  First Look //  Bottom Line //  Rocker Pics

[Editor’s Note: In the interest of getting you information sooner on some of the products we’re reviewing, we’re posting here some of our measured specs and manufacturer details, and will update in the future. Take a look, and let us know in the Comments Section below what questions you’d like us to answer.]

Flash Review

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What Head says about the Kore 103 W

“Blend resort and backcountry skiing seamlessly with the KORE 103 W. The lightweight construction means more energy for day-long mountain adventures thanks to materials that reduce weight without sacrificing performance. HEAD fuses light Graphene into the rockered tip and tail for a feathery swingweight. Light but stiff Karuba wood in the core is sandwiched by triaxle woven carbon, and a new topsheet shape adds durability for freeride skiers seeking good snow in and out-of-bounds.”

Flex Pattern

Here’s how we’d characterize the flex pattern of the Kore 103 W:

Tips: 9
Shovels: 8.5-9
In Front of Toe Piece: 9.5-10
Underfoot: 10
Behind the Heel Piece: 9.5-9
Tails: 8.5

Stay Tuned…

Plenty of snow is in the forecast here at Mt. Crested Butte, and we will be getting time on the Head Kore 103 W soon. So in the meantime, let us know what questions you would like us to answer about the Head Kore 103 W.

2021-2022 Head Kore 103 W, BLISTER
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5 comments on “2021-2022 Head Kore 103 W”

  1. Kind of excited about this review! Comparisons with your 1 ski quiver pick, and the Armada Reliance would be awesome, since they all come in a longer length!

      • I have a Kore 105 in a 180. I like it, and trust it in a variety of conditions. It could float better though, so I’m hoping that it’s shape also gets an update, or the women’s makes up for what the 105 lacks.

  2. That is a alight stiff ski! Be interested how to hear how it compares with the Ripstick 102, Origin 101 and the Ranger 102 – not sure whether any of the team has skied the shorter lengths?

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