2023 Volkl Kendo 88 Skis w/ Salomon STH2 WTR 13 Bindings

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Volkl Kendo 88 Skis with Bindings

The all new and redesigned Volkl Kendo Skis with bindings continues on the long and fabled tradition of having a combination of ski and binding that makes an excellent daily driver for advanced and expert skiers. With three primary changes to the ski for 2023, the Kendo has gotten even better. First is Tailored Titanal Frame which has altered shaping of the upper metal laminate. Instead of a consistent width through the entire ski, the Titanal Frame is thicker, or rather wider, closer to your foot, then tapers to a thinner layer of metal as it wraps around the tip and tail. This allows Volkl to custom tailor the performance of each length to match the skier who's going to be choosing it and it's very noticeable. Second is the Tailor Carbon Tip. This specifically engineered grid of carbon in the tip of the ski provides increasing torsional stiffness and responsiveness in the tip of the ski as well as making it lighter. Lastly, this Kendo's turn radius has been changed slightly. You still get the 3D Radius, which was featured in the previous ski, but Volkl has dropped 1 meter out of the center radius of the ski. It might not seem like much, but you sure can feel it. Hands down, the Volkl Kendo 88 with bindings is the best all-mountain combination that's ever been made!


  • Sidecut: 129/88/113 mm at 177 cm length
  • Turn Radius: 16 meters at 177 cm length
  • Tailored Titanal Frame
  • Tailored Carbon Tips
  • Multi-Layer Woodcore
  • Tip and Tail Rocker
  • Ability Level: Advanced and Expert Skiers

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Preferred Terrain
 All-Mountain •  Groomers •  Powder 


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2023 Volkl Kendo 88 Skis w/ Salomon STH2 WTR 13 Bindings

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If I bought these tomorrow for ski trip when would I have them to zip code 43215
Question by: Fred levy on Mar 3, 2022, 10:09 PM
HI Fred!
Using our free ground domestic shipping, you would likely see those skis shipping out of here Monday or Tuesday, arriving in OH Thursday or Friday. If you select Expedited/Two day shipping, you will get bumped to the top of the list, and you'd probably see them Wednesday or Thursday. I encourage this course of action rather than relying on ground if you are headed out on a trip. These are all estimates, not guarantees.
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Mar 4, 2022, 10:39 AM
Are you anticipating getting the 2023 Kendo in 170 cm anytime soon?
Question by: David Alianti on Apr 25, 2022, 9:56 PM
Hi David!

Right now we are anticipating more sizes coming in but we don't have an exact ETA at this time. It will most likely be around June/July before we have more sizes in stock.

Answer by: Chris McClelland on Apr 26, 2022, 11:08 AM
I typically go with Marker Griffins but do not see that as a bundle option. Could I get Marker Griffins, or is the Tyrolia Attack a better fit for the Kendo 88?
Question by: Joseph Peters on Mar 18, 2022, 8:06 AM
HI Joseph!
They're very comparable--no real discernable differences in performance or safety. If you are looking for a binding swap, please call 877/812/6710 to discuss pricing and options.
Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Mar 18, 2022, 9:20 AM
Looking to update/replace my 2018 Brahma 88's. I love the skis, they carve so sweetly, but they are exhasting to ski. They really only want to go, go, go. I'm looking for something a little more relaxed. Down to the Kendo 88/ M6 Mantra , Enforcer 88/94 and the Ripstick 88/96. I looking for a more well rounded ski than the Brahma's, able to handle bumps, light powder, off-piste, steeps, etc. I still want a ski that has the unlimted top end that the Brahma's have, which is why the Ripsticks are probably my third choice.

58yo, 165# Expert, western skier
Question by: David Beiner on Sep 28, 2022, 8:11 AM
Hi David! Thanks for your question, we appreciate you reaching out to us. Completely understand what you are looking to achieve. Depending on the width underfoot that you prefer, either the Kendo 88 or Mantra M6 skis and bindings are the way to go for a more relaxed versatile all-mountain performance compared to the Brahma 88 skis. The Kendo 88 skis will be a bit quicker edge to edge on-piste and the M6 having more width underfoot will provide a bit better off-piste performance with a bit better float. Both options literally include exactly the same Volkl proprietary Construction & Technologies that are honestly awesome! I personally picked up a pair of the early release of Kendo 88 skis and bindings last season for my frontside on-trail option. So happy with the performance. We hope that helps!
Answer by: Mike Aidala (Admin) on Sep 28, 2022, 12:57 PM
I hate you guys!!!!
I was about to buy a pair of Kendo 88's and I saw your review of the Maverick 88Ti.
Now I can't decide...
Please refer to to my earlier question.
Question by: David Beiner on Oct 1, 2022, 8:35 PM
Hey David! Great choices! These are two very similar skis, the Kendo has a little shorter radius than the Maverick. This will make it like to turn a little more. The added tip splay of the Maverick will make the tip easier to engage into turns and the tail rocker will allow you to smear turns. I think for maneuverability and still having a powerful ski that can handle near anything the Maverick 88ti would be a great option!
Answer by: Justin Rodda (Admin) on Oct 2, 2022, 10:58 AM

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