I am a extremely aggressive, rip up the groomers skier. Getting older I left my 30 years of Volkl experience to buy softer, easier to ski boards. All Eastern skiing for me and a few trips out West yearly. I had fun but at 65 it was not like the old days. I felt really good when I would read about older skiers not having to work at all. For some reason I was at the ski shop and saw a pair of Volkl Kendos miss drilled. The owner gave them to me for $300.. I had read several great write ups about them and on a whim bought them.
Well, they took me back about 20 years. I could short swing them down the fall line, Vadel them and do high speed groomers like I did in my 30s and 40s. I had to get used to the speed again the there was that old Volkl feeling that at 30 to 40, maybe 50mph, I could do no wrong. I was dialed in, ridding on rails that could not be shaken. The energy in the ski was back and amazing. I took them to Holiday Valley and ripped up the mountain like I used to ski when I was younger. The only problem with the ski is I am going super fast for my age and although I am in complete control I wonder what a yard sale would do to me now. I am not going to slow down as the grin, fun factor and adrenaline rush is addictive. I have only been hurt one time because in the old days on my Volkl P9s, 210cm and learned to roll when crashing. Again I dont know what would happen at this age but I cant wait for the new season and my first trip to telluride! I am thinking about buying movable bindings to make the Volkl a better ski (move it back) powder ski and Nastar racing (move it for word) which I have not done for about 7 years but the Kendos are taking me to a new dimension.
Age 65, 210lbs, foot beds, canted, aligined, and ready to rock again.