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Volkl V-Werks Katana Skis 2020

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Volkl - V-Werks Katana Skis 2020
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The Völkl V-Werks Katana Skis are in a class by themselves when it comes to big mountain powder skis that are still light enough to tour on. Their combination of full rocker and relatively large radius sidecut creates a ski with stability at speed that's still a joy to pivot quickly in tight chutes and trees. Don't be put off by the wafer thin sidewalls at the tip and tail; the V-Werks Katana is plenty stout underfoot and you really only notice the ultra thin profile when they're on your shoulder. When mounted up with a freeride tech binding like the Marker Kingpin these make the perfect setup for a week (or a season) sessioning pow lines from Japan to Garmisch.

Product Details

Rocker Type

Full RockerVölkl Full Rocker is a smooth, gradual bend from tip to tail, with matching sidecut and a symmetrical flex pattern. All the benefits of extra maneuverability in soft snow while delivering smooth, sexy arcs of groomed terrain. The matching flex and sidecut on the full rocker gives you full, uninterrupted edge contact. The more the ski is on edge the more effective that edge becomes, and the resulting smoothness and predictability is uncanny.

Shape

3D.Ridge CarbonCentral woodcore ridge with super-slim wings to significantly reduce weight and swing weight and keep the stability where necessary. Combined with Full Carbon Jacket for stability.

Moderate TaperModerate setup of tapered tips for an all mountain oriented combination of precision on piste and easy handling off piste.

Core

Multi Layer WoodcoreThe combination of beech and poplar results in an extremely durable wood core composed of hard wood in the binding area and lighter wood surrounding it.

Laminates

ICE.OFF TopsheetThe unique surface structure and material composition reduces icing as the snow simply slides off the topsheet. This leads to a drastic reduction of weight in use, on average up to 20% to 30%. In addition, mainly white graphics support the anti-icing effect. Lighter skis prevent fatigue, especially on long and steep uphill sections.

Full Carbon JacketMaterial layup for direct transmission and high reliability/stability at the lightest possible weight.

Sidewalls

Center SidewallDirect and strong power transmission with partial sidewalls in the center of the ski, combined with the super-slim 3D.Ridge construction.

Base

P-Tex 4500 BaseA sintered, ultra-high molecular polyethylene base with an extremely high density. Besides a great wear resistance and perfect wax absorption, this base material is extremely fast and exclusively used on Volkl's top of the line and race models. The material has been upgraded with special additives to make it thermal and electro-conductive and proves its qualities with premium glide and maximum speed in races.

Additional Features

SkinPinA skin fastening system that is magnificent in its simplicity: perfect fixation and easy to use; full functionality without unnecessary bells and whistles. The skin is attached by inserting its pin through a shaped hole in the shovel of the ski. The skin is then rotated 90° to lock it in place. Once rotated the skin fixation is 100% reliably secured. The system can be monitored by the skier from above at any time to provide visual peace of mind. The hole in the tip of the ski is also helpful for building a rescue toboggan in an emergency.

Binding Compatibility

We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.

Specs

  • Terrain: Big Mountain, Powder, Alpine Touring More 
    Big Mountain Powder Alpine Touring
  • Skis: No Bindings
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
    Advanced-Expert
  • Rocker Type: Rocker More 
    Rocker
  • Turning Radius: Long More 
    Long
  • Core/Laminates: Carbon, Wood
  • Tail Type: Flat More 
    Flat
  • Ski Awards: Powder Magazine Skier's Choice
    Powder Magazine Skier's Choice
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Size (cm) 177 184 191
Tip Width (mm) 141 143 143
Waist Width (mm) 112 112 112
Tail Width (mm) 131 132 132
Turning Radius (m) 23.4 23.5 25.9
Indiv. Ski Weight (g) 1820 1880 1980

Other Notes

Volkl products can only be shipped within the United States

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