These two Head skis are literally side by side on the ski wall at a local ski shop, so you wouldn't be surprised to hear the question, "Which is better for me?" Both have Head's Graphene-Koroyd-carbon construction. Both are extremely lightweight. Both are great in a variety of conditions. Both are potentially one-ski quivers.
The Wild Joy has the more traditional shape that we've grown to love in the Joy series, with slight tip rocker that makes you feel like you can conquer the whole mountain, yet still enables you to carve out your signature in those early-morning groomers.
With a bit more tip rocker and a tail that begs to butter, the Kore 93 still has enough camber underfoot to carve nicely and slice through chopped-up snow when conditions aren't perfect.
You really can't go wrong with either, but if you have to choose, I would narrow it down like this: the Wild Joy has a little more of a serious side when there hasn't been fresh snow in a while, and the Kore 93 is slightly more playful and begs to go off-piste.
- Why choose the Wild Joy? You're looking for an all-mountain ski that does it all but with a frontside bias.
- Why choose the Kore 93? You're more likely to seek out bumps, chutes, and trees, even though you know you will hit the occasional groomer.
- Other skis in class: Atomic Vantage 90 CTI W, Blizzard Black Pearl 88, Elan Ripstick 94W, K2 FulLuvit, Nordica Santa Ana 93, Rossignol Temptation 88.
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