Power: A
Finesse: A
127/90/110 $825
16.8m @ 163cm
149,156,163,170
g @ 163cm
$825

Völkl Kenja 88

The Kenja is the grand dame of the women’s market, and over the years she’s had more facelifts than Joan Rivers to keep her current. But none of her previous makeovers were quite as extensive – or as successful – at reinvigorating the old gal with the energy of youth as the new Kenja 88. In a word, wow. The application of Titanal Frame technology is the game changer. By breaking the top sheet of Titanal into 3 pieces, the metal is distributed where it can do the most good, and the fiberglass beneath it can breathe. The engagement of the glass layer during the turn is what creates the rebound energy that differentiates this Kenja from all who came before. But the Kenja 88 didn’t bring just one gift to this party; its sidecut has been modified into triple-radius affair – Völkl calls it 3D Radius Sidecut – that mimics a geometry more commonly found in Technical skis. If you lay it over until the center radius is engaged, you’ll get a tidy short turn but ride it close to the fall line and the long-radius tip and tail sections take control over trajectory. An extra patch of shock-damping carbon in the shovel helps reduce shimmy in sketchy snow.

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  • ASPEN SKI & BOARD CO.
    1170 E. POWELL RD.
    LEWIS CENTER, OH 43035

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  • BOBO'S MOGUL MOUSE
    475 EAST MOANA LANE
    RENO, NV 89502

    http://www.bobos.com/

  • BOOT DOCTORS
    650 MOUNTAIN VILLAGE BLVD
    TELLURIDE, CO 81435

    http://bootdoctors.com

  • Granite Chief Ski & Mountain Shop
    11368 Donner Pass Road
    Truckee, CA 96161

    http://granitechief.com/

  • Jan's Mountain Outfitters
    1600 Park Ave.
    Park City, UT 84060

    http://www.jans.com/

  • Peter Glenn Ski & Sports
    2901 W. Oakland Pk. Blvd.
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311

    http://www.peterglenn.com/

  • THE CITY GARAGE
    5 MONROE ST.
    ELLIOTTVILLE, NY 14731

    http://citygarageskishop.com/

  • Willi's Ski and Board
    3738 Liberty Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15234

    http://www.willisSkiAndBoard.com

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