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Völkl Katana (2008)

Völkl Katana (2008)

Vertical sidewalls and two sheets of titanium provide power to punch through variable snow, without making the Katana too stiff for fluff.


Nimble enough for tight spots; stable enough for bombing bowls.


Hard to tell if the semi-swallowtail actually helped sink the tails in powder.

Tester's Take

"Floaty and maneuverable, yet held tough on firm snow." —Mike Britt

PRICE (MSRP): $975.00
Product Specifications | How We Test
Bindingwithout bindings
Lengths168, 176, 183, 190, 197
Rating: Powder Performance3.45 / 5
Rating: Stability at Speed3.11 / 5
Rating: Long Turns3.36 / 5
Rating: Medium Turns3.62 / 5
Rating: Short Turns3.40 / 5
Rating: Maneuverability3.54 / 5
Rating: Hard Snow Grip3.16 / 5
Rating: Crud Performance3.31 / 5
Rating: Corduroy Performance3.65 / 5
Rating: Moguls Performance3.78 / 5
Rating: Forgiveness3.58 / 5
Rating: Average Score3.52 / 5
Rating: Quickness/Bumps3.47 / 5
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