A little while back I posted about the Kendo vs the Lord cause they seemed to have a similar sidecut but one had a rocker etc. I ended up buying the Volkl Kendo's in a 184. I'm not sure if i was super impressed though, to me they seemed a lot harder to turn.
I started off with my Volkl AX3's (108-70-96) now I mainly ski on my Salomon Czar's (131/111/121) rockered twin tip regular camber I think. I really wanted the Volkl Kendo's (127/88/109) I liked the design, I figured they could replace my AX3's and with 88mm underfoot they would float a little better. I'm not super educated on ski engineering though.
I went up to Crystal Mountain WA, it was a really crappy day snow quality wise, they just got a foot and a half 3 days ago, but I think it rained the day before, it was icy in the morning and heated up later. I only got to ride the Kendo's for 2 hours but basically off piste it was a deep crusty crappy type snow, most of the advanced runs were hard bumps that softened up a little bit, even the groomed runs were a little bumped out.
I am not sure if I just had poor technique.... or if it was the conditions... or if it's the Kendo's.. but I felt that even my Salomon Czar's which are much bigger would have been easier to ski and turn. I will say, flying down flats or cat tracks the edge was great, I was impressed, but If i ever felt myself get back, I could really feel the ski run out from underneath me like it wanted to go and fast, which I like to go fast... maybe I was just lower energy that day or something, I was having a harder time staying forward/centered but they just seemed harder to turn or different than my other 2 skis.
I got such a great deal on them, I could probably resell them and still make 150 dollars (If i did it in the next few weeks that is) But i'm not sure, do you think I will grow into them and like them? I wanted something a little thinner than my Czar's to have fun with, a little quicker edge to edge, something fast, holds a good edge, but can still take me in the trees and off piste when I want. I figured the Kendos would be what I wanted. So what do you think, is not the right ski, is it my technique or was it the snow.
Anybody have any thoughts?