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Volkl Kendo Skis 2017

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Sku#: 434404P
Overview

Best Use: All Mountain skis are for on-trail; some off-trail ability

All Mountain skis are for on-trail; some off-trail ability

Width: Medium - ideal for all-mountain, off-trail versatility

Medium - ideal for all-mountain, off-trail versatility

Flex: Very Stiff - for the biggest, strongest, aggressive skier

Very Stiff - for the biggest, strongest, aggressive skier

Rocker Profile: Rocker/Camber/Rocker skis for versatile all-mountain

Rocker/Camber/Rocker skis for versatile all-mountain

 

The Volkl Kendo is a fantastic ski for skiers looking for stability and power on the mountain. Tip and Tail Rocker with Camber underfoot provides you with a highly maneuverable feeling with quick turn initiation, grip and rebound. A Full Titanal Layer sits above the Multi-Layer Wood Core has developed a reputation to be a crud buster, and stable as can be, no matter how fast you push the ski. Moderate Taper in the tip and tail improve the soft snow skiing ability of the Kendo by not getting caught up in deep snow. A 90mm waist rolls through crud, floats in the light powder, pounds zipper lines through the bumps, and slices medium to long radius turns as you find your adventure on the mountain.


  • Multi-Layer Wood Core
  • Moderate Tip and Tail Taper
  • Full Titanal
  • Tip and Tail Rocker
  • 3880g/Pair (@177cm)
  • Recommended Bindings: Marker Griffon, Salomon STH WTR 13, Look SPX 12, Tyrolia Attack 13
  • Recommended Brake Size 90-105mm


Skill Range: AdvancedIntermediate-Expert

 

Specifications
Ski Gear Intended Use All Mountain Bindings Included No Tip/Waist/Tail Widths 127/90/110 (@177cm)
Tail Profile Flared Actual Turn Radius @ Specified Length 20.8m (@177cm) Construction Type Sidewall
Core Material Wood w/ Metal Laminate Used No Metal Layer Dual
Warranty One Year Skill Range AdvancedIntermediate-Expert Model Year 2017
Model Number 116384.170 Product ID 434404   
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Hi I'm Brooks, I just rode the Volkl Kendo. Great ski gave it a 4.5 stars out of 5. Go anywhere with it, holds a great edge nice and stiff so at high speeds it carves really easily. Goes from edge to edge really quick, nice ski, 4.5 stars.
 
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Hi I'm Adam and I was just skiing on the Volkl Kendo. I give this ski 4.5 out of 5 stars. It's a pretty demanding and pretty aggressive ski for that bigger, stronger or heavier strong-intermediate all the way up to expert. 90mm underfoot it's surprisingly nimble, it skis very, very well in the bumps which is always an important category for this ski. It holds an edge very nice on the hard pack and it is wide enough to really charge it through some crud and some bumps and that kind of stuff, but it is a little bit narrow for deeper powder. 4 out of 5 stars.
 
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Hi I'm Thom and I just got off of the Volkl Kendo. This is a 5 out of 5 star ski for me. This thing is just a tremendous amount of fun. Its definitely aimed at your advanced to expert level skier, with two sheets of metal in there this thing is burly. It's got a lot of guts to it. But for somebody who wants something that is going to be a precision type ski, very technically demanding but very rewarding if you ski it hard, it's a fantastic choice. Ideal for predominantly groomed snow conditions, but wide enough that you can dabble in a little bit of crud, bumps and loose powder as well. 5 out of 5.
 
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Hi I'm Steve and I just got off the Volkl Kendo. I really liked this ski I give it 5 out of 5 stars. A lot of fun on the groomed run really pushing it hard, pretty stiff ski so you can really put some power into it and it it's very responsive when you do so. It does well in the crud as well and you can ski it through the bumps. Light enough that it is responsive but still a heavy enough ski that you can really put some pressure into it. 5 out of 5 stars.
 
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There's really nothing this ski can't do. You can ski it frontside, you could ski it in the deep stuff. You can go fast, you can go slow. The harder you ski it, the more you're going to like it. It's absolutely a 5 out of 5. Volkl Kendo.
 
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Q: I am 5, 7 - 170 an intermediate to Advanced skier on the East Coast. Would the Volkl Kendo, Mantra or Blizzard Brahma, or Rossi 88 exp be best suited for me? We get hard packed mostly at Wildcat area, but get crud and want to be able to ski is powder days. I as thinking the Kendo 163. Currently ski on Volkl SuperSport 161 from 8 years ago.
Asked : Feb 23, 2017
By : Chris, Wildcat, NH
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A:Based on the information provided the Kendo in a 163cm would be a great option for you.
Answered : Feb 24, 2017
By : Adam, Midwest
Q: I bought some Kendo demos this year and the first time out on powder they were great! Day after that not so much. It was packed powder and I felt like they were hanging up, like overturning. I felt like the tuning was off as possible they needed to be detuned. I took them in to a shop while skiing and they dulled the upper edge, but then I felt like it was still doing the same thing. Any ideas on this? I am going back skiing next week and I am not sure what to tell the shop.
Asked : Feb 10, 2017
By : Michael, United States
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A:Buying a used demo is always a risk; you never know who has been riding them, or how often they have been tuned. I would take them to a shop that specializes in a racing tune to see if that fixes the performance.
Answered : Feb 10, 2017
By : Adam, Midwest
Q: Hi, I'm looking at this ski for the Sierras. I do a lot of off-piste skiing and would like a ski comfortable in that terrain. I'm advance/expert and ski just about anything. I'm on K2 recons now and don't love their performance when I'm forced to be on the groomers. I'm 203 lbs and 6 feet tall. Will this be a good ski for me? Thanks, Jeff
Asked : Feb 02, 2017
By : Jeff, Lake Tahoe
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A:The Kendo would be a good ski for you if you spend the majority of your time on the groomers. If you spend more time in ungroomed terrain I would suggest something more like the Volkl 100Eight or the Mantra. A wider waist will give you more floatation and control. With your weight and ability something in the 185cm range will be the optimal size for you.
Answered : Feb 06, 2017
By : Adam, Midwest
Q: Hello, I'm wondering what size Kendo would be OK for me. I'm 6'0, 190 lb; and an Intermediate - Advanced skier. I'll hit the diamonds or double diamonds, but not looking to do anything crazy or too aggressive. I actually got the 184's because they were at a local shop that was going out of business and I got them for 80% off (couldn't turn it down and it's all they had). I'm wondering if I should give the 184s a try, or if I should try and sell them (since they're un-used) and get something in the mid 170s instead, as my last skis were 168, and i'm wondering if this is just too big of a jump in size.
Asked : Jan 15, 2017
By : Greg, New York
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A:Based on your weight and ability the 177cm will be the optimal size for you. Not that you cannot ski the 184, but you may find it a little sluggish and fatiguing.
Answered : Jan 16, 2017
By : Adam, Midwest
Q: I'm skiing the Volkl RTM 81 right now but looking for something that is better in the crud and powder. Is the Kendo the way to go?
Asked : Jan 01, 2017
By : Gus, Snowshoe, WV
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A:The Kendo or Mantra are much better options for you when you want to get into skiing the crud or powder.
Answered : Jan 03, 2017
By : Adam, Midwest
Q: I have a set up Head REV 85 2015, I am looking for a step next step up. I ski about 40 days a year, and would consider myself just below expert.
Asked : Oct 13, 2016
By : robert, Camarillo
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A:The Kendo is a little bit wider, and a fair amount stiffer. I would say that you are on the right track. You would notice extra stability at faster speeds, extra crud busting, and a little extra flotation in fresh snow.
Answered : Oct 14, 2016
By : Adam, Midwest
Q: Hello, i'm currently skiing on a Volkl ac50 unlimited, love the ski very stable and great grip, it's alittle work for me cos I don't have big legs, I'm looking at he kendo, how does it compare to the ac 50? Thanks a lot for your support
Asked : Aug 26, 2016
By : Joz, East coast
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A:The Kendo is a little more versatile than the AC-50 is. The AC-50 is a powerful carving ski with some ability to head off the groomers. The Kendo does really well on both of those aspects on the mountain, while still giving you fantastic grip when things Back East get firm. The Kendo is also going to be lighter than your AC-50, and just as stable.
Answered : Aug 29, 2016
By : Adam, Midwest
 
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