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Moving up from Kendo to Volkl Code L or V works Need Infiormation

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Me; 66 years young, Hi speed groomer expert, love to fly with high speed GS turns or short swing down the fall line. I like to do both. No trees or bumps.  I live in Ohio, ski a 500 ft hill here, travel to NY, PA and West. Just came back from Telluride where the Kendo 177s  were perfect. Love my Kendos, I can rip any turn I want. 

 

I have been a Volkl fan for over 30 years and love the excitement of the ski. I want a more energetic Volkl, a little more camber,  but I do not want to work any harder and I do not want a ski that tries to dictate the turn. 

 

Seems like the Code L and the V Works Code might be the ticket. Has anyone skied the two or know anything about them. Is the Code that close to the V Works where the extra $600 does not justify?

 

Found a little info about the Code L, highly rated but nothing on the V Works. 

 

Thank you

post #2 of 28

Being a volkl guy myself, BTW, love my 3 y/o kendos. I think you'll enjoy the Code,

 

https://www.google.com/#q=code+L+volkl

 

Can you demo them ?

post #3 of 28
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I have not found a demo so far
post #4 of 28
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Mayybe someone know where I can find Volkl Demos out east.
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I did not care for the V Werks version of the Code and RTM skis.  I just don't think the performance justifies the price on those skis.  For that kind of money I would go with a Kastle or Stockli ski. As far as the regular Code skis go....well they rip.  I've skied the S and L and both are great skis.  In  the midwest I would probalby favor the S but really when you look at comparable sizes in both models they have about the same turn radius.  The S has a slightly narrower waist though.  If you ever make it down to Perfect North I can probably convince a buddy to let you try out his 173 Code S.

post #6 of 28
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thank you how much do you weigh and what size did you ski
post #7 of 28
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can you give me information on what kind of terrain you were on did you like it in short turns or long turns?
post #8 of 28

I'm 5'10" 245 +/- and I've skied the S in a 173 and the L in a 178.  I've skied the S in bumps and groomers at Winter Park and Copper Mountain.  The L I've skied at Copper on groomers and the Nastar course.  My buddy has skied his Code S in pretty much every conceivable terrain and conditions except deep powder.  If you're not in a rush to buy I would wait for next years' skis because they are much better looking than the current graphics.  That's the L, S, and Uvo from left to right.

 

post #9 of 28
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Wow, thats pretty short for your size. Thanks for you comments.
post #10 of 28
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There just has to be someone to help me with the Volkls. I have a line on a new pair of the code L new with binding foe 699 but if the v works is that much better............
post #11 of 28
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There just has to be someone to help me with the Volkls. I have a line on a new pair of the code L new with binding foe 699 but if the v works is that much better............
post #12 of 28
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Edited by levy1 - 2/19/14 at 10:02am
post #13 of 28
I use to ski the Volkl Super Sport 6 Star in a 167.
post #14 of 28
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I think the maximum weight for the kendo is around 180 or 190 pounds having said that if you like your sk that's all that matters but I'd really like to hear what you would say about Volkls if you were into the 188 range
post #15 of 28
I ski the Mantra in a 177 as an every day ski and the Katana V Werks in a 184. I swore I'd never own another race ski but I am leaning towards a pair Volkl Racetiger GS skis in a 180 for local skiing next year. I generally choose lengths based on the turn radius.
post #16 of 28
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why are you going to another GS race
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I got the chance to try it out at SIA a couple of weeks ago and really liked the way it skis.  Similar to the Code L but cranked up to 11.  :D

post #18 of 28
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So a little bit of work compared to the code L? I am trying to get a ski that acts like a Kendo on Steroids!

post #19 of 28
The Racetiger was definitely more demanding but more stable with better edge grip but in a lot of ways very similar to the code L.
post #20 of 28
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so you feel the code L would be that kendo on steroids I'm looking for without a lot of work for a better Ski for hi speed groomers and ice
post #21 of 28

The Code L should be great for most skiers in that situation.  It is a better front side ski than the Kendo.  I will add that you may want to check the factory tune on them though.  My Mantra's were much better with a little work.

post #22 of 28
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I see some code 2012 models floating around pretty inexpensive are they the same
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I've never skied any of the older models.

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Originally Posted by levy1 View Post

I think the maximum weight for the kendo is around 180 or 190 pounds having said that if you like your sk that's all that matters but I'd really like to hear what you would say about Volkls if you were into the 188 range

 



I don't understand this, I'm 200lbs 5'11" and love the kendo in 177cm.
post #25 of 28
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I am sure 200 if fine for a 177. But at 200 you could also go to the next length although you might not want to. The poster is 245 and at that weight you are going to loose some benefits you would have at a longer length!

post #26 of 28
OK now I see, yes at that weight the longer may be better, that's why you need to demo.
post #27 of 28
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don't forget you can always detune a longer ski and make it ski shorter until you feel you can handle .
Edited by levy1 - 2/20/14 at 2:26pm
post #28 of 28

On groomers the longer ski is fine but in bumps and trees I'd rather be turning a 177 vs. something closer to a 190.  Especially a ski with little to no rocker.  

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