Couldn't be happier with my Kendo purchase this year.
I'm coming from an AC40 that in three seasons I probably put 150 days on.
I loved that AC40, but after 8 days on the Kendos, I think I love the Kendo even more.
Both skis absolutely rip, but the Kendos feel both faster and more nimble than my AC40s.
With less sidecut, I can choose where I want to laydown a big turn, instead of being automatically in the middle of one.
In tight places I feel more in control than I did with my AC40s - l have every bit of the power, but without the heft.
I'm not a jumper, but I've found myself looking for more for ways to catch some air.
And its easy to say that the Kendos definitely float better than the AC40s did, (but since the AC40s were such a submarine, I'm still very
excited to pick up a more powder specific ski, although I might not get to do that this year, so I'll try to demo something soon).
I'd say overall the Kendo feels both aggressive and playful, in that order.
Slash, slash, rip. Zoom. Goodbye.