Völkl Kendo

3.69 / 5
Rating
Aug 15, 2013
“Incredibly quiet and calm, even at high speed,” Stoeger said of the Kendo, which got high scores for carving and stability and (with an 89-millimeter waist) and lower scores for flotation. Last season, the Kendo became more maneuverable and better in soft snow with the addition of tip rocker and a slightly wider sidecut. It still features Völkl’s Progressive Edge technology, which raises the widest part of the ski for easier directional stability in soft snow conditions as well as a race-inspired torsion box construction, vertical sidewalls, a layer of titanium and a wood core. “It holds the edge like a Pro Bowl offensive tackle,” Kasper said. “It’s more playful than the Mantra, but still powerful at heart.”

Kendo Specs

  • Category ALL MOUNTAIN
  • Editors' Choice
  • MSRP $ 775
  • Price flat?
  • Gender Men's
  • Core Woodcore, titanium
  • Turning radius 22.6m at 177cm
  • Lengths (in cm) 163-170-177-184
  • Sidecut 126-89-110
  • Rating
    3.69
  • Carving
    4.00
  • Playfulness
    3.57
  • Versatility
    3.57
  • Stability
    4.29
  • Float
    3.00
Kendo - Völkl
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