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Head Kore - Alpine soles

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I recently got some Head Kore freeride boots fitted and purchased and I am now entering the murky world of boots/binding compatibility. My downhill skis currently have Look Pivot 12 bindings, which are switchable between an Alpine and Walk To Ride mode. The Head Kores are Grip Walk.

I have seen mentioned a few places, though, that one can purchase inserts or replaceable soles for the Kore that makes them Alpine compatible. I can't find anywhere information about where or how I could purchase such things, would anybody know where?

For reference, here are a few places that mention these optional inserts/soles:

https://www.backcountryuk.com/head-kore-1-65891-p.asp
https://blisterreview.com/ski-boot-reviews/2018-2019-head-kore-1

On Head's own website I can't see any mention of it.
https://www.head.com/shop-us/us-US/ski/boots/freeski/kore-1-16.html
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You're better off traction wise with a GW sole. Look are doing replacement GW AFD's as spare parts for the Pivots for 19/20. I have some on order which are due in the Autumn.
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spyderjon wrote:
You're better off traction wise with a GW sole. Look are doing replacement GW AFD's as spare parts for the Pivots for 19/20. I have some on order which are due in the Autumn.


Will those retro fit previous regular Pivots (ie all mine!!)
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mishmash wrote:
spyderjon wrote:
You're better off traction wise with a GW sole. Look are doing replacement GW AFD's as spare parts for the Pivots for 19/20. I have some on order which are due in the Autumn.


Will those retro fit previous regular Pivots (ie all mine!!)

Yep. There's two versions, one for the P18's and another for the P12/14's.
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spyderjon wrote:
mishmash wrote:
spyderjon wrote:
You're better off traction wise with a GW sole. Look are doing replacement GW AFD's as spare parts for the Pivots for 19/20. I have some on order which are due in the Autumn.


Will those retro fit previous regular Pivots (ie all mine!!)

Yep. There's two versions, one for the P18's and another for the P12/14's.


That sounds like it could be promising, thanks!... so I guess these are going to be possibly in store later in the year, I will have a look then Smile
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@ejayAD, According to the tech guys at Head italy the kore boot should NOT be fitted with the alpine sole
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CEM wrote:
@ejayAD, According to the tech guys at Head italy the kore boot should NOT be fitted with the alpine sole


Good to know, so modifying on the binding side is the way to go
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@ejayAD, I've now got the replacement Pivot 12/14 GW AFD's in stock.
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spyderjon wrote:
@ejayAD, I've now got the replacement Pivot 12/14 GW AFD's in stock.


That's great, thanks for letting me know! That will sort me out, I will pay a visit when I am next in the area Smile
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Sorry to resurrect an old thread but I have a closely related question!

I've got some Head Kore 2 Boots with the GripWalk soles. My old skis have Salomon STH2 WTR 13 bindings which were fitted for boots with a BSL of 337mm. The Kore 2's BSL is 345mm. According to this chart https://www.evo.com/guides/ski-boot-sole-binding-compatibility the WTR bindings should be compatible with the GripWalk soles, is that correct? Also do the bindings have enough play in them for a boot 8mm longer?

Many thanks!
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The STH2 WTR toe is compatible with alpine, WTR & GW soles. The only sole that won't work with it is a full ISO 6523 touring soles. However the toe height will need re-adjusting to suit your new GW sole. And yes, assuming that the jig length was correctly set on the original mount, the heel will lengthen sufficiently to fit your new boot - just make sure the forward pressure is correct.
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@spyderjon, brilliant, thanks for confirming.
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