Völkl Kendo ski review, 2017/2018 men's All-Mountain Front Category, from our equipment experts at Realskiers.com powered by Masterfit.

If we were in charge of bestowing ski achievement awards, the Völkl Kendo would take home the equivalent to the Oscar. Like any great actor, the Kendo has assumed many roles during its career, from fully cambered Frontside carver to loosely rockered off-trail specialist. Older and wiser now, the Kendo has settled into a rocker-camber-rocker profile with a 90-mm waist, moving into the middle of the All-Mountain Front skis genre and owning it. It’s axiomatic that the more skilled the skier, the more he or she will get out of a great ski, and this verity applies in spades to the Kendo. The Power skier who commits to a high edge angle has to know that he can stand on it and drive without fear of the forebody folding up or the edge grip giving out. Völkl's Kendo has been providing this high level of security for a generation of skiers. What makes the latest Kendo best of all in its lineage is its inherent desire to adapt to terrain it once sought to clobber. “A reference ski for the ages,” penned Matt Finnegan of Footloose.