What a pleasant surprise it was turning a corner at the Snowbound Expo and seeing the HEAD/Tyrolia booth brimming with interested patrons. I ski on HEAD Supershape i.Rallys. They rock like Foo Fighters.
Better still was finding out that the bubbly, effervescent, and knowledgeable person chatting me up about the latest updates to their KORE ski collection was Julia Couperthwait, daughter of North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA) president, Jeff Blumenfeld. HEAD/Tyrolia recently joined as a Corporate member.
“Intended for all mountain freeride, the KORE skis are lightweight and provide excellent floatation. They feature a wood core of karuba and poplar – stiff and stable – which is sandwiched between two layers of triaxial woven carbon. There is no metal in the KORE ski collection,” said Couperthwait, who is also Marketing and Communications Manager for HEAD/Tyrolia Winter Sports USA.
“Then we have layers of fiberglass. And in the tip and tail is graphene embedded in the fiberglass. The resulting feel is stiff, damp, superlight, and extremely responsive.”
The KORE ski collection also features progressive chamfer throughout the line; the chamfer runs from narrow to wide so that the wider skis in the series are more playful, where the narrow skis are more responsive to harder conditions.
“We also released the new Tyrolia Protector binding, the safest binding Tyrolia has ever made.” Couperthwait explained, rightfully proud of the company’s making a quantum leap in binding technology. “It has Full Heel Release – releasing 180 degrees both laterally and vertically, ensuring maximum safety in both forward and backward twisting falls – an innovation that can significantly reduce the risk of knee injuries.”
HEAD/Tyrolia has been an alpha predator in the snowsports world for many decades and rightfully so. Gratefully, everyone from gold medalists and extreme athletes to the newest never-ever can purchase and ride their equipment. For more information on KORE and Protector, check out their YouTube product videos on the HEAD Ski channel. –