Originally Posted by HarkinBanks
Has less sidecut than both the Shiro & KVW. So my impression is/was that is is less turny than both of those two.
But with it being softer than the KVW (and maybe the Shiro too), I was still able to get it to come around pretty easily.
I have never skied the V-Werks but the new Confession is definitely softer then the 2011-2014 metal "regular" Katana. However, it most definitely is stiffer than the Shiro. From stiffest to softest: Katana > Confession > Shiro.
I absolutely love the Shiro but had a very good experience with the Confession. I only skied it on very hard snow but it had remarkable edge grip, nice energy from the camber and felt stiff enough to haul ass but also damp - the lack of dampness was always my issue with the Katana. It did not ski like it had an overall large radius and felt plenty able to snap off a relatively short turn. Also, the edge grip on basically blue ice really was amazing.
The Confession did feel a little heavy relative to the Shiro. Could have been the demo binding.