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Best Use: Powder skis have lots of rocker and max float in the pow

Powder skis have lots of rocker and max float in the pow

Width: Wide - ideal for big mountain, off-trail and deep powder

Wide - ideal for big mountain, off-trail and deep powder

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

Very Stiff - for the biggest, strongest, aggressive skier

Rocker Profile: Full Rocker for playful freestyle and powder skiing

Full Rocker for playful freestyle and powder skiing

 

The New Volkl V-Werks Katana is one ski that is built just like a Samurai sword that can cut through anything. Made from the popular Katana shape this V-Werks ski has a combination of wood, titanal, and carbon fiber, making it incredibly light, but unremarkably stable in any condition, and tends to ski better the faster you go. The Multi Layer Wood Core has carbon stringers that will give you plenty of spring and pop while keeping the ski ultra light. The Full Rocker Profile makes this weapon highly maneuverable in any condition. The tips will keep you floating, and the tails will keep you smearing, but for a ski of this size it slices down steep groomers, better than any other 110+ mm ski. If you want a ski that can attack the slopes, and slice through anything like powder, crud, groomers, even that sneaky ninja that keeps following you, the V-Werks Katana is the only choice.


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  • Metal-Tex Hybrid Construction
  • Xtra-Light Wood Core
  • Mounting Plate Only Accommodates Marker Jester/Griffon Bindings

 

Ski Specifications

Ski Gear Intended Use: All Mountain
Type: Powder Skis (111+)
Bindings Included: No
What Binding is Included?: N/A
Binding DIN: N/A
Binding Weight Range: N/A
Waist Width: 112mm
Tip/Waist/Tail Widths: 143/112/132 (@184cm)
Tail Profile: Flared
Rocker: Full Rocker
Flex: Very Stiff
Turn Radius: 21-29
Actual Turn Radius @ Specified Length: 25.8m (@184cm)
Construction Type: Sidewall
Core Material: Wood w/ Metal Laminate
Base Material: Sintered
Used: No
Titanium: Yes
Special Features: Full Rocker
Special Features: One Helluva Ride
Warranty: One Year
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Model Year: 2014
Model Number: 113320.184
Product ID: 318510

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Volkl V-Werks Katana Skis
 
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        5.0

        2014 Volkl V Werks Katana Ski Review

        By Tyler F.

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              Hey, this is Tyler here with the Volkl V Werks Katana, and for the right person I think it's a 5 out of 5 ski. You know, it's a great, all mountain ski, it's so light, you can really put it up to speed and you're not going to find much on a big mountain, some big mountain cruising that you won't be able to do with this ski. Really holds a nice edge, and like I said, it's just super light, and the power in it is just incredible. I think you'll really love it if you're trying to do some big mountain adventures.

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              4.0

              2014 Volkl V Werks Katana Ski Review

              By Trey R.

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                    Hi, this is Trey. Just got off of Volkl's V Werks Katana. This is the new one in the series of the V Werks skis, which mean they're the baddest skis, the best technology that they could come up with. I'm giving it 4 out of 5 stars. I think that if you're a bigger, powerful skier, you'll appreciate how responsive it is for how light it is, holds an edge really well. In powder and stuff, I'm not convinced it would be a great powder ski. I know a lot of people like it that way, I think it's more of just a hard charging, big mountain, open bowls, aggressive skiers ski. So for me, it's a 4 out of 5.

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                    5.0

                    2014 Volkl V Werks Katana Ski Review

                    By Thom P.

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                          Hi, I'm Thom. I just got off of the Volkl Katana V Werks. I give this thing 5 out of 5. It's an incredibly unique ski with the full carbon lay up and the V Werks style, it weighs so much less than any other ski at this waist width, but it's just almost effortless. It's super stable, holds well on hard packed, wide enough to float in any type of pile you want, and it's just a solid, all-mountain, directional ripper. The cool thing about this ski is you don't have to be the biggest, burliest guy out there to get it to perform well. With how light it is, it doesn't demand a lot from you, so, it's super easy to ski, it's not going to burn you out like a heavier, full metal lay up type ski would, but for your solid intermediate through super advanced-expert level skier that's looking for an all-mountain, big mountain ripper, this is it.

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                          4.0

                          2014 Volkl V Werks Katana Ski Review

                          By Stephen I.

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                                Hi, this is Steve. I just got off the Volkl Katana V Werks. This is a very unusual ski. Volkl let their engineers kind of go wild, and they build a ski that is basically paper thin and carbon fiber. I give this ski 4 out of 5 stars for myself, but for the right skier, it could be an awesome ski. It is not for the faint of heart. You need to be a big, strong, burly skier that can really load up a ski, because this ski is stiff. It's also very wide, so it could be your powder, sort of back country, handle anything, for that really strong skier that wants a ski that can take it all day long.

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                                4.0

                                2014 Volkl V Werks Katana Ski Review

                                By Kyle T.

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                                      Kyle here with the Volkl V Werks Katana. I absolutely love this ski for what it is, so I'm going to give it a 4 out of 5. It's a powder, all-mountain, expert to intermediate ski. Not exactly the perfect conditions for it today, but couldn't really get it up to speed and get it on edge as I would like to, but for the powder and for any of those big guys trying to take it all over the mountain, you'd love this ski and it's really lightweight. Check it out.

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                                      5.0

                                      2014 Volkl V Werks Katana Ski Review

                                      By Hunter A.

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                                            Hey, it's Hunter here. I just got off the Volkl V Werks Katana, and this is for sure a 5 star ski. The best way I can describe it is that it just floats. It's torsionally, but it's still forgiving, it's super light weight. By far the lightest ski of this width I've ever skied on, and what I mean by that is not only can your full on ripper enjoy a great day shredding on it, but if you're an advanced skier who wants to ski all day long, this ski weighs so much less and it's really not that demanding. It's an awesome powder option for someone looking for all out performance, can't recommend it enough.

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                                              I'm a big guy. I way 350lbs and I like skiing bumps. I haven't skied in several years but when I retired from the sport I was an expert skier. How well will this ski perform in the bumps? Is it predominately a powder ski? If it's rated a "stiff" ski then it's performance may not suit mogul skiing, correct?
                                              Asked on 2/20/2014 by Kirk from Philadelphia, PA

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                                                The Volkl V-Werks Katana will be a fatter all mountain ski, and will be super stiff to provide you withe super quick response. While not being designed specifically for moguls it will be able to tackle all conditions, including bumps.

                                                Answered on 2/22/2014 by Dru in Customer Care from Bloomfield Hills, MI
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                                              Just got these skis. Mounted them with Salomon STH 16's. Volkl recomends a marker binding but is the plate really not compatable with my Salomons? I will re-mount before I ski if I have to. But I love Salomon bindings and really dislike marker...
                                              Asked on 1/2/2014 by Brian from Park City, Utah

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                                                Volkl recommends Marker bindings for two reasons. First and foremost, they are the same company and want to promote their bindings. Second, since the Katana V-Werks is such a unique construction and has such a limited mounting platform they will have only tested it with a Marker binding so it is the only binding they can guarantee will fit correctly at all sizes. With the mounting pattern of the Salomon STH2 16 WTR if you wear a size 29.5 boot or smaller you should be able to safely mount the STH2 16's. However, if any of the holes needed to be drilled within 1cm of the sides/edge of the mounting platform (shouldn't be) I would consider changing the bindings.

                                                Answered on 1/3/2014 by Thom from Product Specialist
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                                              How much does it weigh? For those who want to tour on this, it's kind of a deciding factor.
                                              Asked on 9/25/2013 by Juice from Vail, CO

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                                                Unfortunately the weight was not provided to us from Volkl, and we have not received the skis from them yet to be able to weigh them on our end. If you would like I can email you that information once we do receive them in however.

                                                Answered on 9/26/2013 by Dru in Customer Care from Bloomfield Hills, MI
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                                              what is the recommended binding for the katana v-werks?
                                              thx,
                                              dann
                                              Asked on 8/5/2013 by Freefall from Sandpoint, Idaho

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                                                With a waist width of 112mm, you will want a binding with a brake width of 115mm to 120mm for an ideal fit on the Volkl V-Werks Katana.

                                                Answered on 8/6/2013 by Dru in Customer Care from Bloomfield Hills, MI
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