To be brief, the edge grip on the 93 is much stronger than the Soul 7. Haven't been on the 105 yet, but would expect the same regarding firm snow performance.
I just skied the 105..it is a Rev105 reincarnated in a modern design.
Is the visual resemblance of the Kore tip to a DPS style tip shape just a figment of my imagination, or is the industry adopting some of those design elements on a wider scale?
They are. I skied all of them. I have reviews sitting, wating to be finished. So many balls in the air at this point.Yep, 5 point it is although a very modest version of same. Certainly not new, even in narrower skis. The Dynastar Powertrac and Glory skis utilized this shape as do some of their newer ones.
Have to give Head credit where due. The Kore skis do not appear to be cookie cutters of one another and although the shapes are very subtle, it appears that each has it's own distinct variation of said 5 point design. (As it should be IMO)
I sorta gots a feeling these are gonna be good
I think its a very good idea. Moving them back will give you relatively more graduated and less immediate turning because you will be initiating the sidecut more and the shovel less. So they may very likely feel like they ease into a turn a bit more.Definitely not #3. Possibly #2? Keep in mind my local hill is pretty large and wide open so easy to cruise.
Re:: #3, I love the length. Think its perfect. 90% of the time the ski is perfect. Arcs awesome turns, its that 10% time when I'm really moving and making 35m radius turns that it can feel a bit unnerving.
It is a totally stable, smooth ski. I think its possibly #2 or possibly the fact that it has a bunch more sidecut 135-98-120 w/ its 23m radius versus the 29m radius of the old skool Legend Pro 124-97-116 that is my baseline. That 135mm tip just feels like it will turn a lot more abruptly than the 124mm tip of the LP. When going fast that feeling is a bit disconcerting. Still smooth and not flappy or chattering, just a quicker turner me thinks?
Sooo, was toying with moving from +1.5 to +.5 or so to see what that does. Crazy idea?