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Volkl Kendo Skis 2014

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The Volkl Kendo is a fantastic ski for the advanced to expert skier who is looking for a mid-fat ski that loves to make medium to long radius turns on the groomed trails, and venture off into the powder once in a while. At 89 mm underfoot it is ideal for ripping up smooth groomers, or even some that have been chewed up with skier traffic, or fresh snow. The tip rocker will engage you in turns quicker, absorb the negative vibrations caused by crud, and keep you on top of the powder. Camber underfoot will give you tons of rebound and spring into your next turn, and keep you stable as fly down the mountain. The Kendo uses Volkls Power Construction, the very same that is used in all of their race specific skis, for a strong and consistent grip on the snow, and stability that is unlike any other ski brand. The Sensorwood Core has vertically laminated stringers of poplar, and beechwood, for a damp and powerful feel. If you like a ski that can not be shaken at high speeds, will hook up and turn very easily when you want it to, and can take on anything that gets in your way like bumps, crud, or snowboarders the Volkl Kendo is the ski for you.


Skill Range:    


  • Tip Rocker with Camber Underfoot
  • Powered by Titanium
  • Power Construction
  • Sensorwood Core

 


Ski Specifications

Ski Gear Intended Use: All Mountain
Type: All-Mountain Skis (75-90)
Bindings Included: No
What Binding is Included?: N/A
Binding DIN: N/A
Binding Weight Range: N/A
Waist Width: 89mm
Tip/Waist/Tail Widths: 126/89/110 (@177cm)
Tail Profile: Flat
Rocker: Tip Rocker/Camber
Turn Radius: 21-29
Actual Turn Radius @ Specified Length: 22.6m (@177cm)
Construction Type: Sidewall
Core Material: Wood w/ Metal Laminate
Base Material: Sintered
Used: No
Titanium: Yes
Special Features: Tip Rocker with Camber Underfoot
Special Features: Powered by Titanium
Warranty: One Year
Skill Range:
Model Year: 2014
Model Number: 113346.170
Product ID: 318543

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        4.0

        2014 Volkl Kendo Ski Review

        By Kyle T.

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              Comments about Volkl Kendo Skis 2014:

              Kyle here with the Volkl Kendo. I give this ski a 4 out of 5. I really like this. It's really nimble, but a powerful, front side carving ski/ all mountain ski in my mind. Really good for anywhere from intermediate to expert. I really like this ski, for the size, it's great. Check it out.

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              4.0

              2014 Volkl Kendo Ski Review

              By Tyler F.

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                    Hey, this is Tyler here with the Volkl Kendo. I just got off this ski and I give it a 4 out of 5 stars. I really liked how playful it was, you know, really versatile ski. You can do anything from carving to, you know, getting out there on a big mountain, doing some all mountain stuff. You know, like I said, it's really playful, holds really nice edge, and has some power in there too for, you know, it's pretty narrow, but still you know, you can take that all mountain and still not have to worry about losing any stability. So, anyone from intermediate up to an expert, I think can really enjoy this ski.

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                    4.0

                    2014 Volkl Kendo Ski Review

                    By Steve N.

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                          I'm Steve. I just got off the Volkl Kendo. This is a great ski, I give this 4 out of 5 stars, especially if you're intermediate-advanced skier that likes real sharp, short turns, real hard carving on steeper mountains. Holds a great edge, you can just fly on these skis. Again, I give these 4 out of 5 stars. For the intermediate-advanced skier, they're perfect.

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                          3.0

                          2014 Volkl Kendo Ski Review

                          By Mike B.

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                                Hi, I'm Mike. I just got done skiing the Volkl Kendo. I'm going to give this ski a 3 out of 5 stars. I like to make high speed, big, arching turns and this ski just didn't do that for me. I felt like it took a long time to get it up on edge on speed and then from transition turn to turn, it was a little sluggish. I think this ski is more for the guy that's going to be going in the trees, maybe some bumps, maybe mount a pair of Tele bindings on it, it could be pretty good. But, for, you know, the long arch turn, not so much with this. Probably for, you know, an intermediate, maybe a lower expert level skier. So, I'm Mike, 3 out of 5 stars for the Volkl Kendo.

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                                5.0

                                2014 Volkl Kendo Ski Review

                                By Thom P.

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                                      Hi, I'm Thom. I just got off the Volkl Kendo and this ski is absolutely legit. 5 out of 5 stars here. This is for your big dog skier who's looking to shred on hard pack, but at 88 underfoot, it still can do some off piste, however, when you're ripping on groomers, it really doesn't feel as wide as it is. Very nimble, tons of edge hold, not the most snappy ski, but a good, powerful, smooth ski. Great for your heavier weight, or your super aggressive, front side skier that's going to dabble a little bit everywhere.

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                                      5.0

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                                            Hey, it's Hunter here. Just got off the Volkl Kendo and this a 5 out of 5 star ski for me. It's one of those skis I could go and prattle on about how good it is; Short turns, long turns, anything at speed. It's so nimble edge to edge that I forgot it was 88 underfoot. If you're a primarily hard pack skier who likes to ski a little of everything, particularly geared towards East Coast skiing, I don't think for the aggressive skier you could do much better than this, phenomenal choice.

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                                              Hi, Can you advise about best length of Kendo ski? I weigh 83kg, 1.82m tall and am an experienced skier (20 years plus skiing) enjoying mixed conditions (piste, crud, chop, bumps, ice and a bit of powder when its there). Can carve fast on all terrain but also enjoy shorter nimble turns too. Current skis Volkl p40 platinum at 188cm for fun and older K2 4s at 198cm for more speed.
                                              Asked on 3/21/2014 by Rob

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                                                Based on your stats, you can potentially go with either the 177cm or 184cm length in the Volkl Kendo. If you prefer carving and more on piste conditions, go with the 177cm length; if you plan on seeing more powder or doing more off piste skiing, you should go for the 184cm.

                                                Answered on 3/22/2014 by Dru in Customer Care from Bloomfield Hills, MI
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                                              What bindings do you recommend with these skis for an aggressive skier?
                                              Asked on 1/20/2014 by KB

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                                                With a waist width of 89mm, I would recommend the 100mm Salomon STH2 WTR 13's in the 100mm brake width for an optimal fit on the Volkl Kendo skis.

                                                Answered on 1/23/2014 by Dru in Customer Care from Bloomfield Hills, MI
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                                              So I'm thinking about buying these skis and putting telemark bindings on them. How do you think these would handle for telemarking?
                                              Asked on 12/14/2013 by Parker from Denver, CO

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                                                The Kendo would work well for telemark skiing. It is a lightweight and very stable ski, so while it has a significant amount a metal, which is unusual for a tele setup, if you are an advanced, aggressive, or heavier weight skier you should not have any issues with them. Plus the metal in the construction offers fantastic edge hold and stability on firm or packed snow you generally don't get in skis without metal.

                                                Answered on 12/16/2013 by Thom from Product Specialist
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                                              Hi I'm 1m76 and I weight 100kg, I am an intermediate skier who usually skis on piste Most of time and Occasionaly venture off piste. Is the kendo A good choice for me ? If yes what ski size should I order ? Also would like recommendation on binding and ski boots that would match. I live outside the us and will be shipping to a friend in the us who would bring them to me. I appreciate your help and advice ! Thanks
                                              Asked on 11/28/2013 by Tedy from Lebanon

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                                                Tedy,

                                                The Kendo is a great choice for someone who is planning on skiing both groomed trails and off piste. Based on your size and skiing abilities I would suggest getting the 170cm size.

                                                As far as a binding recommendation goes two of my best suggestions for that ski are the Marker Griffon Ski Bindings (size = 90mm) or the Salomon STH 12 OS Ski Bindings (size = 90mm is ideal, but 100mm would be ok too).

                                                Depending on the width of your foot here are a couple of boot options. If your foot is narrow to medium in width, the Salomon X-Pro 80 Ski Boots are an excellent choice. For a medium to wider fit the Atomic Live Fit 90 Ski Boots are my best recommendation for you.

                                                If you have any more questions please feel free to ask.

                                                Answered on 12/4/2013 by Julie - Product Expert
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                                              Hi,
                                              I am 170 cm tall and I am an advanced all mountain skier. What ski length should I choose?
                                              Asked on 11/23/2013 by Rocket from Melbourne, Australia

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                                                Ski length for the Volkl Kendo's, like most modern skis, is not based on height but weight and skill level. I would not be able to recommend a length without knowing both.

                                                Answered on 11/26/2013 by Dru in Customer Care from Bloomfield Hills, MI
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                                              Other than graphics is there any difference between the 2013/14 version than precious two years?
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                                              Asked on 11/18/2013 by David from United States

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                                                The 2013 and 2014 versions of the Volkl Kendo skis will be identical in all regards aside from graphics.

                                                Answered on 11/20/2013 by Dru in Customer Care from Bloomfield Hills, MI
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