Amicuswrote a review of Volkl V-Werks Katana Ski on September 11, 2017
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I am a large guy and ski in the East, usually on Mantras. I like the stiffness of the Mantras and how they carve on hard pack and groomers. However, when there is new snow or lots of mashed potatoes and corn I want these underfoot. They are very lively, perhaps because although they are only supposed to be 15% lighter, I found that they seemed lighter still. They are great in new snow and even the heavier, wetter days of old untracked snow in the trees. They turn faster than I expected and they float well.
For many the Mantra is a one quiver Eastern ski. For me, the V Werks are a nice extra arrow for those happy days when the snow is fresh.