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Völkl Kenja 88 (2020)

2020 Women's Frontside Ski

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Brand: Völkl

Model: Kenja 88



Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

129-88-111

Lengths (cm)

149, 156, 163, 170

Radius (m)

15

Gender

Female

Level

Advanced

Quickness / Maneuverability

4.43 / 5

Playfulness

4.36 / 5

Forgiveness

4 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

4.14 / 5

Crud Performance

3.79 / 5

Flotation

3.14 / 5

 

2020 Völkl Kenja 88
The dashing 2020 Völkl Kenja 88.Photo courtesy of Völkl

If your mission is to slice up the frontside, you’ll want a ski that’s well versed in the art of the carve underfoot. Surprisingly light considering its multi-layer wood core reinforced with Titanal, the Kenja 88 moves with agility and speed over the mountain, leaving precise slashes in the snow in her wake. Strong ladies will love this ski both on and off-piste, while intermediates may find the ski easier to command on groomed terrain.

STRENGTHS: Stability at Speed, Quickness

WEAKNESS: Forgiveness

Shop Talk 2020: Völkl Kendo 88 and Kenja 88

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