Close

Member Login

Logging In
Invalid username or password.
Incorrect Login. Please try again.

not a member? sign-up now!

Signing up could earn you gear and it helps to keep offensive content off of our site.

PRINT DIGITAL

Volkl Kendo (2012)

Kendo

Volkl

2012

Gold Medal Gear

rating3.15

price$775

Ratings
Stability At Speed: 
3.64 / 5
Hard Snow Performance: 
3.48 / 5
Crud Performance: 
2.85 / 5
Forgiveness: 
2.85 / 5
Quickness: 
3.29 / 5
Rebound Energy: 
3.26 / 5
Overall: 
3.15 / 5
Balance of Skill: 
3.06 / 5
Flotation: 
2.58 / 5

YEAR2011/2012

WAIST WIDTH88mm

TIP/TAIL/WAIST127-88-109

LEVELAdvanced

LENGTHS163

Get a FREE SKI subscription with your order

It's like a Mantra (see above), but quicker, thanks to the narrower waist, and ideally suited to Eastern all-mountain conditions. And because there's no rocker, the Kendo might ride a little rougher in crud and bumps than the newly rockered Mantra does, but testers loved the rebound, perhaps a little nostalgically. It's hard to imagine, especially on what passes for hardpack at Snowbird, why you'd need a narrower ski: Edge-grip is unassailable and the flex is supple. "Follows the terrain like a Swiss train," said Hogen

reviews of Volkl Kendo (2012)