After reading Dawgcatching and Real skiers.com reviews I bought the kendo.
The ski is as good as they say.
Very good edge hold
Superb on heavy crud
Suprisingly for a Volkl very forgiving and I am comparing it with
Blizzard titan cronus and Rossigniol Phantom SC 97 which I also use for offpiste skiing.
Very nimble on groomers and crud.
And when skiing the groomers it feels much narrower than a 88.
A really superb 1 ski quiver.
Skiing the BEST antidepressant pill in the world.