Frontside Skis

Völkl Kenja 88

2021 Women's Frontside Ski Review

Brand: Volkl

Model: Kenja 88


Overall Rating: 3.94


Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

129-88-111

Lengths (cm)

149, 156, 163, 170

Radius (m)

14

Quickness / Maneuverability

3.94 / 5

Playfulness

3.67 / 5

Forgiveness

3.67 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

4.33 / 5

Crud Performance

3.89 / 5

Balance of Skills

3.83 / 5

Gender

Female


The 2021 Völkl Kenja 88 Women's Frontside Ski
The 2021 Völkl Kenja 88 Women’s Frontside SkiPhoto courtesy of Völkl

If “frontside” is synonymous with “high-angle carving” in your dictionary, you’ll also find “Kenja” listed under “fun.” The Kenja 88 features the same construction as the Secret 102—3D Radius Sidecut, multi-layer wood core, and Titanal frame—but in a slimmer package, meaning she’s better suited to slicing up the frontside and inspiring confidence at speed. She’s also more agile than her bigger sister, though that agility doesn’t necessarily translate to forgiveness or playfulness. But strong skiers will appreciate the damp ride. 

STRENGTHS: Stability at Speed, Hard-Snow Integrity

WEAKNESSES: Forgiveness, Playfulness