The Volkl Kendo returns this season as a powerhouse of a ski with a new wider waist and new rocker profile. The new 90mm waist will improve your off trail and crud busting ability as you tear down the mountain. Now rocker in the tail improves the maneuverability by releasing you out of a turn with less effort and increases your ability to smear turns in softer snow. Rocker in the tip will ease your turn initiation and absorb negative vibrations caused by bumps and crud. Camber underfoot will deliver a firm grip on the hard snow and a powerful rebound. A layer of Titanium still provides the Kendo with a damp and powerful feeling for the strong intermediate to expert skier. Volkl's Power/Tough Box Construction has vertical sidewalls for a torsionally rigid ski that will dig trenches in the snow as soon as you lay the skis on edge. The Kendo also sports Volkl's Multi-Layer Wood Core that has a Poplar Wood on the tips and tail for a rounded and supple flex, with Ash underneath the mounting platform to add rigidity to the mid body and reduce the chances of pulling out binding screws. If you always wanted to get your boots clicked into a Volkl Kendo, but heard it was a tank, the new Kendo is more maneuverable than ever before.