Note2: I doubt anyone cares about last season's ski, but I am reviewing it anyway. Please ignore if you don't care
Why did I buy it? Cheap, and great reviews. The ski shop guy said "my girlfriend's dad has this ski and he is pretty old like you". 😂
Overall, this ski is incredible. I have thrown everything I could find at it, and every time it has returned my effort with interest.
Groomers (most of my time) are great fun. I am mostly a skiddy turner, and the ski responds in a way that makes me feel like there is a direct connection with my brain. The faster and steeper the slope, the better. Although going slowly in my intermediate wife's tracks is leisurely and fun, the ski shines best when I am trying to crush it (and usually failing). When I carve, I usually am doing big turns, and again the Kendo responds. It's so stable at high speed and feels fast edge to edge.
Powder is fine too, but not real powder, I am mostly doing trees and off the side of the slopes. The ski floats enough.
Crud is great too - I can almost ignore it completely and ski as I would on perfect snow.
Lastly, bumps are fun. I've been told the ski is too stiff to be great in bumps, but again it seems great to me. I can take any line and always feel stable.
So overall: wow, what a ski. As I noted, it's the only ski I have skied - can it get better than this? I must be dreaming.
Peace to all, and stay safe this season!