I’m currently at a cross roads after demoing (in Australia) the new 2012 Volkl Kendos. I agree with all the hype - these skis truly rip! and I am more than ready to pull the trigger and buy these as I just got offered a pretty outrageous deal from our local shop, However my only problem is what size ?.
I tried both the 170s and 177s and have mixed views about what size is best. I didn’t really have a problem turning either ski (mainly GS turns) however the 170s were obviously more snappy and fun. All the advice I have been getting has been from Australian shop assistants who don’t really know Canadian snow. The skis are very stiff and the 170s feel stable in Aus (light covered) snow going quick. As I will hopefully be dabbling in the trees I think the 170s may be better however I don’t want to get there and have skis which are too short.
My measurements are:
- 5'8 (176.5cm) tall
- weigh around 170lbs (77 kg)
- Advanced - (almost) expert skier.
I am also looking to buy a deeper variable snow pair to add to my rack when I’m over there. At this point I’m interested in the armada tst's and the armada jj.
Any advice on the above would be fantastic!
- I will be spending a season in the Canada with half my time in silver star and half my time at big white, with the inevitable trips to Revelstoke. (if this helps)