Volkl Kendo 88 skis 2023 model
Volkl Kendo 88 skis will be new model for the 2022 Australian season, now with tailored Titanal frame and tailored Carbon tips, this was a great addition to the Mantra M6 last season, so it has been added to the Kendo 88
WOW, what a ski, the best ski I tested on day one at the SIA demo days at Copper Mountain, the new changes for this season will make this great ski way better again.
I predict a supply shortage on these skis, so I am suggesting do a preorder soon to lock in a set with a $200 deposit
This new ski is proving to be the most popular ski I sell these days, hard to find a better all round ski for Australia.
3D Radius Sidecut: R1=Tall Radius / R2=Centre-Main Radius / R3=Tip Radius
Tip & Tail Rocker
Multilayer Woodcore, Poplar/Beech
Tailored Titanal Frame the width of the upper Titanal layer varies and is adjusted to the length of each ski.
This allows the amount of damping and torsional stiffening provided by the Titanal in the ski to be tailored to the skier’s body size.
In the longer models, a wider upper layer is added above the sidewall in the shovel and tail area of the ski, meaning there is more metal in the ski.
This increases torsional rigidity, resulting in even more direct power transfer and improved stability for bigger skiers.
The shorter the ski length, the lower the Titanal content, because narrower frames are designed with the camber further forward.
This makes the ski more manoeuvrable, allowing smaller skiers to take full advantage of the ski’s versatility with less effort.
The new Kendo with 88 mm middle width shines with an impressive carving-performance due to the three different radius’s in the sidecut.
This special geometry is 100% adjusted to the tip & tail rocker construction. Depending on the rider’s speed or edge angle the effective edge becomes longer or shorter and the matching side cut radius provides hold, manoeuvrability and smooth running.
On top the Kendo 88 is built with a Tailored Titanal Frame and tailored Carbon Tips, providing more stability and dampening.
At the same time the middle section of the ski becomes stronger and allows a softer setup. As a result the ski becomes extremely lively and as well as stable even at the highest speeds.
A Multilayer woodcore, framed by full sidewalls and a P-Tex 2100 base underneath rounds up the premium construction.
Tailored Carbon tips and Titanal frame
Base: ptex 2100
Multi layer woodcore
Tip and tail rocker
The Kendo 88 is an ultra-versatile all mountain ski that is ideal for a multitude of different ability levels.
With a three radius sidecut, this ski adapts to long or short turns at a variety of speeds, the greatest innovation in a ski for quite a while.
With rockered tip and tail, this ski is agile and easy to initiate turns on while handling off-piste lines with ease and confidence.
Tailored Titanal frame for extra power and stability, this ski can run hard if you want it to, and with tailored Carbon Tips the swing weight is reduced allowing tighter skidded turns and changes in direction.
Great for a variety of skiing styles and abilities.