• Völkl Katana 2007

      • Review by wolfmansbro on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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      • Review:

        Overall

        One of the most fun skis i have every been on. They slay the powder, perform great and are very lively. The durability isnt that great (maybe it was just a fluke pair so i will see what happens with the new pair soon)

        Performance

        This was the first ski i've ever been on that had no camber to it. Previous seasons i was on the motherships and the 190 Gotamas. This was also the fattest ski i've ever skied. Overall it proved to be a very fun pow ski. Great for busting through the crud and it is very lively and responsive in the pow. I wouldn't keep it as an everyday ski but this thing excels in crud and any type of pow.

        Design

        I couldnt ask for better specs as far as shape goes. The ski had the exact specs i wanted in a pow ski. I think the "powderchannel" in the tail is a little goofy. It would be nice to compare the Katana with a swallow tail and a normal twin in similar dimensions to see if it makes a difference. From what i noticed though i could really arc huge carves in the pow which might be inpart to the design. The slight rocker nose was also great, i did noticed my tips rising out of the pow more then other skis ive been on.

        Value

        Its a pricey ski. Retail is over $800 i believe but you pay for what you get, Or so i thought.

        Fit

        the Length of the 183cm was actually a hair shorter then my 182cm motherships. I mounted them just forward of the "x". I like longer skis so i think im going to upgrade to the 190

        Characteristics

        Great flex to the ski. I would say that its not as stiff as the Goats but stiffer then then the Sumos. The tips are a little softer

        Durability

        As much fun as this ski was, they sure didnt last. After skiing them for a little over 2 weeks (resort and backcountry) they really havent held up. I first noticed both tails delaming on powderchannel. Then one of the channels started to rip out and break apart. After under rotating a front flip i landed on my tails and broke both of them, they know look like i have rocker tails. *note* the marker Duke binding held strong though. After further examination the sidewalls are cracking. Fortunately Volkl has a good warrenty program so im going to give them another chance and report back in a few weeks

        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
        • Camber
          Cambered
          Rockered
        • Pop
          No Pop
          Poppy
        • Stability
          Jittery
          Stable
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    • Name:
    • Katana
    • Manufacturer:
    • Völkl
    • Year:
    • 2007
    • Gender:
    • Male
    • At A Glance
    • Terrain
    • Park
      Pow
    • Design
    • Clean
      Busy
    • Durability
    • Fragile
      Durable
    • Weight
    • Light
      Heavy
    • Style
    • Uncool
      Cool
    • Flex
    • Soft
      Stiff
    • Camber
    • Cambered
      Rockered
    • Pop
    • No Pop
      Poppy
    • Stability
    • Jittery
      Stable
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