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    Kore 117?

    Thinking about the Kore 117 as an inbounds/touring ski with the shift.

    For anyone that’s skied it is it actually as good as reviews say or is it a lightweight that gets bucked around? Does it let you make high speed GS turns/slarves/straight lines or is it happier with small turns made across instead of down the fall line?




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    Baker rips these things around Ajax. Makes them look fun as sh!t.


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    That guy has the most crazy energetic style. I like it.

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    Yeah he rips! Head should pay him - that’s a better piece of marketing for the 117 than anything I’ve seen out there


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    Reminds me of Tigger from Winnie The Pooh- “What do Tigger’s do best?” “They bounce!”
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    that looked like a whole lotta fun! Nice vid

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    That vid was bonerific

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    Cool style, bouncy indeed. The ski also piqued my interest. There is a Kiwi on the FWT who also rips on it.

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    That guy is an incredibly strong skier! I don't know if I've ever witnessed anything like that.

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    Kore 117?

    Thats how you (or at least our family) skied deep pow back in the day before fat skis, especially in cascade concrete - bounce as you turn to loosen the skis up. On fat skis, thats what it looks like - lots of air time. Super fun, especially with the right terrain (lots of rolls and undulations). It’ll make you tire quickly though (like deep pow on skinny skis did).

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    Baker is legit and just keeps progressing. Strong, fast, fluid and lots of energy. Rips on the Kore's like Caston on the ZeroGs

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    He’s a Flying Monkey!

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    yeehaw, fun vid!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mn_teleswede View Post
    Reminds me of Tigger from Winnie The Pooh- “What do Tigger’s do best?” “They bounce!”
    Nailed it


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    Spent the last 3 days on the Kore 93, blown away how well rounded it is for such a light ski. Head and Elan are getting traction from light, not skittish, fun freaking skis. I weigh 150lbs, big fellas might not care for these. But for me, I like them a shit-ton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kathleenturneroverdrive View Post
    ...For anyone that’s skied it is it actually as good as reviews say or is it a lightweight that gets bucked around? Does it let you make high speed GS turns/slarves/straight lines or is it happier with small turns made across instead of down the fall line?
    I skied 189cm Kore 117 for only 2 hours. A sweet balance of both slarve & carve. Its stability-per-weight ratio impressed me, but yeah, I noticed some lightweight instability when I smacked the icy underlayer on some dust-on-crust surfaces. But at least that impact usually was felt directly underfoot, so no unexpected rotation resulted from those impacts—-just some shocks felt underfoot.

    Skied great. Tail is not really rockered, merely upturned. And on groomers, it felt fun when basically straightlining with super-high-radius subtle weaving. But yes some moments of lightweight instability even on clumpy deep slush groomers. Most other 2000g skis would be less stable than the Kore 117.

    I would prefer a super-heavy version of these skis, but there was actually a lot that I liked about this lightweight Kore 117, and I would buy it if I ever find a dirt-cheap beater pair that is drilled 3x, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathleenturneroverdrive View Post
    Yeah he rips! Head should pay him - that’s a better piece of marketing for the 117 than anything I’ve seen out there


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    Quote Originally Posted by JaytaeMoney View Post
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    I will let you know after this weeked as I intend on taking them out on some mid atlantic hard pack. Just picked them up this week and they are sitting in the Jeep as I type.
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    Sooo I just stumbled upon a pair on FB marketplace a few days ago. Their previous owner had dropped them on their tails so they have slight delamms and one 2" base gouge.

    I can't post pictures at the moment because they're away getting fixed, but they will be for sale once I get them back.

    189 KORE 117, drilled once(looks like a Aaaaaaaaaaatack hole pattern), used but not abused and with a fresh tune.
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