2023 Volkl Kendo 88 Skis w/ Salomon STH2 WTR 13 Bindings
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
All-Mountain • Groomers • Powder
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.
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.
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.
58yo, 165# Expert, western skier
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.