A ground-up redesign of the Völkl Kendo Skis for 2016 brings about some impressive performance gains. Always a solid groomed snow performer, the new Kendo becomes an all mountain street fighter for the advanced skier with a new 90 mm waist and a bit of rocker at tip and tail. It's not in Völkl's nature to build wimpy skis for the masses and the Kendo is far from that - edge grip and precision mid-carve are impeccable.
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.
Tapered Tip & Tail
Multi Layer Woodcore 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.
Power Construction Construction utilizes traditional vertical sidewalls and a torsion box internal layup. Used in racing skis as well as all the freeskiing models, this versatile, proven construction provides tremendous grip, stability, and a smooth ride.
Titanal Laminate Layer There's nothing like a layer of metal to make a ski damp and stable at speed . . .
We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.
|Tip Width (mm)||127||127||127|
|Waist Width (mm)||90||90||90|
|Tail Width (mm)||110||110||110|
|Turning Radius (m)||18.7||20.8||22.2|