Völkl Katana V-Werks

Völkl Katana V-Werks
Category: Offpist / Freeride
Level: Professional
Brand: Völkl
Modelyear: 2019
Measure (Tip/Waist/Tail): 143/112/132 mm Turning radius: 23.50 m Weight: 1880 gram (184 cm)
Sizes: 177,184,191 cm
(Official information from Völkl)


What do you think about Völkl Katana V-Werks?
Danatt
02/09/2016
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Strenghts:
Good grip, stable and feel safe in all situations. Predictable in the offpiste, fun to lay on long runs in the piste. No instability in high traffic. Slightly Curved

Weaknesses:
Well, have not experienced any. Yes to lift one hand because of the narrow edge that others pointed out, but it's up to the feet to judge them

Summary:
Awesome skis, not beating them yet. For me they were maybe a little tall (191 cm) but more of a mental thing. However, I moved the tie 2 cm in front of the rack. Before that I thought it was far too much forward, with a new position they were balanced, like another ski run. Have not tried all the skis that exist so leave space in the grade for something better, but definitely one of the best skiing I own.

Model year: 2014
Length on the ski: 255 cm
Riders weight: 73 kg
Riders length: 184 cm

Ace_DG
12/03/2014 (Modified: 14/03/2014)
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Strenghts:
Easy. Stable on cutting. Cut through the heights and dashes. Good bearing capacity. Easy to change swing radius. Easy to hatch on too. Good kick out of turn!

Weaknesses:
Sounds bad on hard snow, a bit "ceramic " as well. Have noticed it on other columns as well. A bit indefinite (unstable?) When you do not charge it. Perhaps due to the low weight, a habit. Not really the same "punch " and rebounds like a couple of Hendryx Funkallistic (unfair comparison maybe ...)

Summary:
Driving in the first hard night frost piste, later in the day in half-thinned pist followed by pistons with sludge feathers and piles (there are no pillows). Good move in them after a couple of runs, lies very well in the track, carving in half pasted piste was really fun! Turned more than the specified 25.8 m, probably on the rocker. Easy to combine ice with carving moments, good control. Because I can compare with Hendryx Funk, the rating is not the highest, but with a little more in-game, you are likely to basically do the same things on them as Funkarna. Then they are cool with their black and white color, white rext, yellow edges and super thin profile!

Ridged 191 cm in December but did not get any real impression then, probably due to short travel time and mixed hard before. 184th is okay!

Model year: 2014
Riding style: Race-inspired pistachio, offpiste when offered
Length on the ski: 184 cm
Riders weight: 92 kg
Riders length: 183 cm

carl_couloir
03/02/2014 (Modified: 08/03/2015)
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Strenghts:
The weight is obviously hard not to point out, every gram under foot makes difference especially if you are going to ride a little.
Sick stable, really trust! just to gasp :-)
Dimensions, not too wide to cope with upright and hard, not too narrow to give a nice flow in the powder

Weaknesses:
Obviously requires his skier! it is important to stand on and to energy ....
Not easy to carry with a hand if you do not want to slap their gloves, difficult to grasp because they are so thin at the edges, really practiced my new ability ;-)

Summary:
Easily the best ski I've had so far, has run both on Gotama & Kuro before, but not "old" Katana.
Giving really confidence and just gazing on, experienced me as a clearly better skier in the harvested offpiste (read Longan / Lavancher a few days after last snowfall).
This is a real freeride charger in my world! log as a twelve year most the whole time ....
If I were in season, I would easily bet on these as single-skid, fix everything outside the piste with good luck and well in the piste, so is the old-known volleyball performance that applies :-) What's up there now? ;-)

Edit: after two weeks in Japan, just realize that it is not wide enough to cope with the light and deep snow here

Model year: 2014
Riding style: From self-taught off-piste fox to Step 2 in ski instructor education that enjoys all the rides but still focuses on it outside the slope
Length on the ski: 184 cm
Riders weight: 80 kg
Riders length: 181 cm

antonnorberg
07/01/2014
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Strenghts:
Twisted, light, witty, snowy.

Weaknesses:
Have not detected any yet.

Summary:
Easily the best ski I ever went on. Great fun with a very nice contact with the snow. Feels safe regardless of whether it is loose, upset, manchester or icy. Drive with Duke and Scotts edge pants. Very nice combination. Returns with review 2 when Riksgränsen has opened and I have started to trip with them.

Model year: 2014
Length on the ski: 255 cm
Riders weight: 95 kg
Riders length: 184 cm