Volkl Kenja (2012)

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Rating: 3.75 / 5
Price: $775.00
Year: 2012
Level: 3
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 86
Tip/Tail/Waist: 129-86-105
Lengths: 149

Stability at speed: 4.31 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.73 / 5
Crud performance: 3.68 / 5
Flotation: 3.13 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.78 / 5
Overall: 3.75 / 5


2011 Volkl Kenja

Volkl Kenja (2011)

Völkl’s got a thing for Japan. We suspect it’s because they craft skis as fine as samurai swords—and the graphics are cool, besides. Enter Kenja (“wise one”). It has the same hip freeride feel as the wider Aura and Kiku—plus Völkl’s classic edge-grip to rail on the groomed. It’s No. 1 in Stability and Rebound and last in Quickness/Bumps, which tells you it likes speed and power. It’s stiff, too, but a tapered tail scrubs speed in powder and releases relatively easily on groomed, earning it respectable scores in Forgiveness. Still, its talents are best suited for experts. “Stable, yet not heavy,” said Gibbons. “Performs best when pushed.”V