2023 Volkl Kenja 88 Women's Skis
Volkl Kenja 88 Skis
The Volkl Kenja Skis are new and improved for this year, having a direct correlation from the men's version of the Volkl Kendo 88. Offering the same new construction, and build as the Kendo, but with a different top sheet graphic and smaller length sizes more suited for women. With three primary changes to the ski for the new model, the Kenja 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 Kenja'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. Ladies, in a crowded field of 88-wasited all mountain skis, the Volkl Kenja 88 Skis stand above the rest.
- Sidecut: 129/88/111 mm at 156 cm length
- Turn Radius: 12 meters at 156 cm length
- Tailored Titanal Frame
- Tailored Carbon Tips
- Multi-Layer Woodcore
- Tip and Tail Rocker
- Ability Level: Advanced and Expert Skiers
It's a stable ski, so there's no real reason to upsize. I would recommend 156 over the 163 for this reason. You won't have to work as hard on the shorter ski, while you won't see any real appreciable difference in stability and performance.
Yup! in the 163 length everything is the same except for the topsheet. The Kenja and the Kendo are the same when it comes to construction, they just accommodate different size ranges.