Alexwrote a review of Volkl Kendo Ski on January 5, 2014
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Let me start out by saying that I absolutely love volkl skis. I ski on shiros currently. Had the opportunity to demo this ski alongside the Blizzard Bonafide and Salomon Enduro. But this ski did not feel like a volkl. It just wasn't super fun to ski. It was super stiff, yes, but that is not a deal breaker for me as I am an advanced skier. If you are not an advanced skier, this ski will kick you in the butt, as it wants to go fast and hard, and unless you are aggressive enough to push it, it will bounce you around. I didn't like the flex patter in it. It didn't feel snappy and quick, but kinda sluggish. It carved surprisingly well, and held an edge when I wanted it to. In comparison to the other skis I demoed, and my opinion, this ski ranked last out them all. I was disappointed, as I was really hoping I would like these skis. Now, I have Blizzard Bonafides coming in the mail. Test them out before you buy. Some probably like them, but not my favorite ski.