I'm 33 years old, 6'4 190lbs, ski on the west coast. (Mainly Oregon for now, but I travel to ski a fair amount, Lake Tahoe/Whistler etc) advanced/expert skier.
I have a pair of Salomon Czar's that are pretty fat... 112mm under foot for real powder days and an older pair of Volkl AX3's 70mm underfoot. I did not originally have an intention on buying a new set of skis but the Volkl Kendo looks pretty sweet.
I have been looking for a ski in the 80-90mm range, something that can handle a light powder day in the backcountry yet still fly and turn a little bit in the groom. More of an all mountain ski, as the years progressed my Volkl's are now pretty much classified as a carving ski.
My only concern I guess is that the Kendo's do not have Rocker technology for crud and powder. Do you think that will be a major hinderance?
When I lived in Squaw a few years back, I remember the Salomon Foil being super easy to ski, it's a park ski if i'm not mistaken and i'm not a park rider, but I just remember it being really fun and easy to ski and it was about 85mm underfoot.
I don't usually fall in love with a design, but I just really like the way the Kendo's look, and it seems it would be a perfect ski for me, but would not want to spend all the money now if it does not have Rocker for off trail..... any thoughts or suggestions??