Völkl Kenja 88

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149, 156, 163, 170


129-88-113 @ 163


13m @ 163

Best for:

An approachable, all-mountain ski for firm snow and people who love to carve.

Compare with:

Rossignol Experience 88, Stöckli Nela 88, Blizzard Black Pearl 88

 “Loved them.” “Want them.” “Give them to me, now!” That’s representative of our female testers’ feelings for the Kenja. There were other popular skis in the test but none as universally loved as these. Deanna Papineau explained the consensus: “Confident on all types of terrain, conditions and turn shapes. I will dream about this ski.” A women’s version of the unisex Kendo (reviewed on page 64), they share the same construction and shape: carbon fibre in the tips to transfer power, Titanal along the edges for a smooth ride, three different sidecuts through the length for versatile turning, and tip and tail rocker for float and nimble handling. Testers found it equally as adept at attacking the hill and ploughing through afternoon slush as it was when cruising blues and bouncing through the bumps. “This ski was rock solid in all conditions,” reported Michele Marsh. An easy ski to recommend to strong intermediates and up, especially if they’re looking to improve. For similar performance but more width, consider the Völkl Secret 96. 

Ryan Stuart
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