2020 Volkl Kendo 88 Skis
2020 Volkl Kendo 88 Skis
The 2020 Volkl Kendo 88 Skis are a re-vamped model for this year, and the changes are all fantastic. Based on the success of the past year's M5 Mantra, the Kendo has received the same treatment. In the most basic sense, it's back to its original 88 mm underfoot width, and it now has Titanal Frame Construction, like the Mantra and Secret. This new Kendo is lighter and snappier while remaining as stout and stable at speed as ever. Thanks to the shape, profile, and construction of the 2020 Volkl Kendo 88 skis, all-mountain front-side skiers will have found their perfect tools. At 88 underfoot, the skis are a shade narrower than in year's past. This will give you a bit better carving control as well as increased torsional stiffness. What you lose in width for the flotation aspect, you make up for it with the Titanal Frame Construction that puts the second layer of metal over the edges while making the ski light and easy. It's a more user-friendly ski than in year's past, but more skiers will be able to enjoy the all-mountain versatility of the 2020 Volkl Kendo 88. Mogul and tree skiers will love the edge to edge quickness of the narrower ski, and with a rounded-off tail, the exit of the turn is fun and smooth. By utilizing a rocker/camber/rocker profile, the 2020 Volkl Kendo 88 is fun in the soft snow and serious on the hard snow. This dual-personality of the ski is ideal for advanced and expert level skiers who are looking to push both boundaries and speed limits.
- Sidecut: 129/88/111 mm at 170 cm length
- Turn Radius: 3D Radius (28/15/22 meters) at 170 cm length
- Titanal Frame
- Carbon Tips
- Multi-Layer Woodcore
- Tip and Tail Rocker
- Ability Level: Advanced and Expert Skiers
Sounds good. Yes, you are correct you cannot go wrong with any of the Volkl skis you are considering. Of the three Volkl skis you are considering include Volkl's new Titanal Band construction, based on your ability in combination with your size, we recommend going with either the Kendo or the new M5 mantra. If that works for you please go ahead and place your order. If you have not noticed we have both options paired with bindings including FREE mounting. The Killer Deal include bindings can be seen on the lower right of the ski page as well.
If you need bindings please be sure to include your actual boot sole length number in millimeters (mm) for mounting. This number can be found on the outside or inside edge of the heel. It is small and engraved into the boot and is three digits roughly in the about the 250 to 350 range and will have mm after it for millimeters. Please note you will still have to take them to a certified technician at a local ski shop before your first run. They will need to set the forward pressure, Din and test the bindings with your boot and adjust them to your height and weight to ensure safety and stability.
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Thanks for your help and awesome reviews.
Done a bit of research and narrowed it down to the 170cms in the Kendo 88 vs the Mindbender 90Ti? Any suggestions on which of the two? Any key differences or other suggestions?
Thanks so much!!
The main difference is that the Kendo has two sheets of metal while the K2 has a titanal Y-beam, so not a full sheet, but rather a shaped metal laminate designed to increase torsional stiffness in the appropriate areas. The Kendo is more planky, so experts like how stable it is, but intermediates may find it cumbersome. I think the K2 is a better choice for your application. I'd say the 170 is the right size. Have fun!