Like the martial art they draw their name from, the Völkl Kendo Skis are swift, precise, and direct. But unlike in Kendo, this is no ritualized bamboo stick -- the Kendo has bite. Carving ability that could put many race skis to shame, along with the built in stability of two layers of Titanal and just the right amount of camber are just some of the things you'll enjoy when you step into the Kendo, one of the true standouts on the narrow end of the all-mountain freeride category.
Freeski Tip and Tail Rocker – Makes the ski turn-friendly and allows for a stiffer flex setup. Only the shovel and tail zones bend upwards, with traditional cambering in the middle for pop.
Moderate Tip and Tail Taper
Multi-Layer Wood Core – Völkl freeskiing models feature a multi-layer wood core that features two different densities of wood. In the binding attachment area, a dense, ash core is used, while in the rest of the ski, the core is poplar. The more dense wood creates more secure screw retention, preventing binding pull-out, and the soft, supple poplar section allows for resilience and snap. The flex pattern is tailored to each ski model, depending on the desired performance.
|Size (cm) ||170 ||177 |
|Tip Width (mm) ||127 ||127 |
|Waist Width (mm) ||90 ||90 |
|Tail Width (mm) ||110 ||110 |
|Turning Radius (m) ||18.7 ||20.8 |