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197 Volkl Katanas with Large Dukes, good condition. No base/edge damage, one mount only $450 shipped CONUS

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Good condition.  Some cosmetic scuffing on topsheets and bindings from tours, but no damage.  Only issue is some chipping in teh powder channel from skin clips, doesn't affect ski integrity,as it is just in the plastic insert piece.

post #2 of 5

What model year are these?

 

What boot size are the bindings set up for?

 

How much will they adjust w/o remounting?

 

Thanks,

 

Mike (an old Midwest Ski Patroller)

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Mike,

 

The bindings are Large Dukes, so they adjust (like a demo track) from 315mm up to 340 or so.  They were mounted for 328. These are, I believe, 2nd gen  Katanas, the Dukes are 2nd or 3rd year, black.

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After my first Patrol shift of the season, I'm wondering about the sanity of moving up to this size ski.  Left knee arthritis pain issue.

 

Of course 197's would have seemed too short a few decades ago when I was on 210-215's, but now a 176 works fine for Midwest snow gun groomed runs.

 

Does 2nd Gen Katana mean a 2010 model?  I scanned some reviews that started for '08's and saw comments regarding a change between '09 and '10.  If you can point me at a picture or send some, it would be appreciated.

 

My 329 mm boots would likely need no adjustments unless position is an issue.

 

Cheers,

 

Mike

 

maifimd@yahoo.com

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Mike,

 

They are a great deal friendlier than their length would suggest...I will try to post up pics.  No, they are not 2010, so maybe just graphics changes from the first year. They are a few seasons old (not mine, originally) for sure.  I will try to post up pics tonight.

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