Blizzard Rustler 9 vs Head Kore 105
- Great for a versatile ski that is great for all conditions
- Blizzard Rustler 9 is a super fun ski to ride
- All-mountain ski is forgiving and perfect for intermediate skiers
- Great for intermediates and experts
- Soft cheese coating makes them prone to lift line damage
- Requires a partner or guide for backcountry skiing
- Not suitable for beginners
- Good value for the money
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Advice on my top three skis
Metal in a ski doesnt automatically make it an expert only ski. The blizzard Rustler 9 has some metal but is super accessible, it's still wider than you need. I would recommend getting Dynastars that you liked for low tide conditions and just rent/demo fat skis if you happen to catch those conditions when you travel. I'm not a fan of the Kore skis for resort skiing, they are a tricky combination of light and stiff
1 year ago
Head Kore 105 2022-2023
LevelAdvancedFlex Rating0Best forDedicated freeriders tackling a variety of Score+A hugely capable freeride ski‐Not much in-bounds versatilityHead's freeride range of skis - the Kore family - has scored highly with our testers in recent seasons, but being unchanged for 2022-23, does it still hold up? The key factor in the high performance of Head's Kore range of skis in recent years has been largely down to their LYT technology, which seems to give remarkable stiffness and power transmission to a ski which should feel twice as heavy. The Kore 105 still carries that excellent blend of stiffness and responsiveness, although it perhaps doesn't translate as perfectly in a ski this wide, when compared to the narrower siblings in the family. Despite the power bristling beneath your feet, the Kore 105 is not exactly playful. There is certainly pop in the construction, and it's pretty easy to manoeuvre the ski but it's just not as lively as say the Kore 99
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