Outside Magazine names Volkl Kendo Alpine Ski of the Year 2011
By Steve Kopitz
The Volkl Kendo is brand new for the 2011 season and has a certain buzz about it. This ski is able to ski varying conditions as an all mountain twin but it’s how good it performs in these conditions that have people buzzing. Touted as a skinnier version of Volkl’s ever popular Mantra the Kendo offers an ideal ski for aggressive skiers that favor firmer snow but also want something that can handle some powder. We’d like to congratulate Volkl and their team as the Kendo has been named Outside Magazine’s 2011 Ski of the Year! Read what Outside Magazine has to say about the Kendo below and see what our testers thought of it with a few review videos.
“At their annual ski test, 12 testers from Outside Magazine put the Kendo through its paces at Snowbird, and every tester had the same conclusion: ‘You can make every turn shape at every speed on every style of terrain’. That’s the ultimate goal of an all-mountain ski, but normally you have to sacrifice big turn stability for short-swing proficiency. The Kendo overcomes those issues by performing as powerfully on edge as Völkl’s race-style skis while being as loose and versatile as a big-mountain ski in soft snow.” – Outside Magazine 2010/2011 Buyer’s Guide