Völkl Katana

Völkl Katana
Category: Offpist / Freeride
Level: Advanced
Brand: Völkl
Modelyear: 2013
Measure (Tip/Waist/Tail): 143/112/132 mm Turning radius: 24.20 m (177 cm)
Sizes: 177,184,198,191 cm
(Official information from Völkl)


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Alex Glitz
Alex Glitz (Guest)
06/07/2008
Strenghts:
pure power, great shape, best edges i ever had on skis of this dimension, need power and speed than they are super easy to drive with incredible agile
However it takes a few hours to get along with them. including marker duke never speak about the weight of your skis nor carry them too far

Weaknesses:
mounting point for bindings not easy to find,

Recommendation: Do not mount bindings further back than suggested. does not make sense as long as you dont expect more than 1m over powder. otherwise they need a lot more power to be kept under control)

Summary:
Best ski I ever had. Go great together with the Marker duke

Model year: 2008
Riding style: Piste & Powder
Length on the ski: 197 cm
Riders weight: 93 kg
Riders length: 189 cm

Lozer
29/12/2017
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Strenghts:
The stability! These skis are absolutely amazing when you can watch. The substrate, no ice or pillows does not matter and open spaces can be betrayed much faster than I dare.
 Full rock design with long low tip rocks 0 span and weak tailrocker suits me, this in combination with stability allows you to completely kill all types of pucks and unevenness while the rocker makes the ski so lightweight that I just need to lean a bit to change direction . Trotts my weight so make 112mm o fullrokces what it takes to handle all the pillows I've seen for years, but maybe not a first choice before the Japanese trip.
 Well-built, tolerate rocks relatively well and the edges can get ruggedly sharp .... looked scalpeled said the doctor, but they're another story.

Weaknesses:
Run my Katanor with Dukes, which works really well, but if you rush up or go far, there are smoother options, as the weight can be quite apparent.
 I feel that the skiing is getting fun, the faster you drive, but not always an advantage. Keeping down the speed, neither do I want to go nor the skis.
 Perhaps not the most modern shaping in rocks and loses, it's still from 2012, but who's thinking about it when the legs shake off lactic acid that the smile goes up to the ears?
 Playful? ... Nnjaaaa ...

Summary:
To be honest, say I've never been so cheeky with what I've got under my feet and have not tested so many different skis before. However, after traveling on these 2016/2017, I only have to ski the skis. Going basically exclusively in the Åre area, both piste and offpiste, and never went skiing that makes me laugh so much.
 Change me to beggad Völkl Katana 191 oppose 13/14 when I really grow out of my Völkl Brige 179cm from 2011. Gave 2500 for them, then with sth2 16 but both ski to tie was in top condition. It was thought that the "cats" would feel difficult to handle, but after the first turn I was in love. They were simply better at everything, including blue and narrow forest trails. A week later, I could barely go on the bridge anymore because I became so much better rider.
 Perhaps unreasonable to compare these two skis when we weigh about 100 boilers, but the "cats" are iaf worth 5/5 and yes will never sell them .... oh how far did it get?

Riding style: Fast and hard but a little bit shy in the air. 0 technique but reasonably cream in the legs and ready with "mass". Push your favorite, but drive everything without a park.
Length on the ski: 191 cm
Riders length: 186 cm


nyckfull
21/03/2016
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Strenghts:
Went on it on pudersnö, socksnö, manchester, etc. and it has always delivered.
Cruel stiff, runs very well at high speeds.

Weaknesses:
Not a ski ride. See it as a dog, if you do not challenge it and give it what it needs, it will not listen to you either.
Long turning radius, will be a little tricky woodland for me on it.

Summary:
Extremely good skiing, you have the technology and the will it is one of the best skiing you can imagine.

Riding style: Ski-Powder
Length on the ski: 184 cm
Riders weight: 76 kg
Riders length: 186 cm

stojje
07/12/2015
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Strenghts:
Gets like the train all the time. Carvar doubtless and easy to twist.

Weaknesses:
It's not straightforward. Ideally do the same half-turns all the time. Zero pop from the turn in pistons or puckles. Dual feeling in the wind and puckles.

Summary:
Have drove on Katanan a season and is quite happy but not quite a hundred. It can withstand speed, floats wonderfully and trembling big and safe, but at the same time it turns around on a thigh if required. But then I thought it was a bit boring in some way. It does not matter if you do not push in piles or pimples. In spring spring in Grånsen in spring, it felt really unkind and sluggish when it was going to slow down before any hope. Katanan is probably a 5th to many but for me it will be a 4th

Riding style: All possible offpist and puckles when there is.
Length on the ski: 184 cm
Riders weight: 72 kg
Riders length: 172 cm

Johanism
18/12/2012
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Strenghts:
- Going well in the sneezing and offpiste with good lift despite stiffness and modest rocker.
- Highly stable at high speeds. In principle, only the better and better the faster you drive.
- Also works fine in the piste with good grip thanks to rigidity.
- Gets straight and fast over paved slopes.
- Stabila as a train.

Weaknesses:
- Requires a lot of power and will, it's not a couple of skis you can beat. In principle, always want to be on top speed.
- Easy to lose control. Will willingly admit that the skis drove away from me on more than one occasion when I was too relaxed and the skis were shining.

Summary:
An incredibly satisfactory skiing for basically all occasions and conditions. Great driving pleasure for the money!

Riding style: Pistons and pillows.
Length on the ski: 184 cm
Riders weight: 85 kg
Riders length: 178 cm

PNyberg
31/08/2012 (Modified: 01/12/2017)
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Strenghts:
-Get like a freight train!
-Very good construction quality, and relatively light in relation to size, rigidity.

Weaknesses:
Require to be on the toes all the time. If you relax, the ski is out and running with you. (Even Fred Syversen, who I went with that day, thought the same .... so I'm not myself and like it)
Requires a lot of speed before it comes alive.

Summary:
Sick skis if you feel to kill everything that's in your way while reading the newspaper and drinking your double cortado.
I was full of control of the skis, and found myself in the backseat all too often.
Do not know if it's just me who's too clumsy or above in such a big skid, but just 198an is no skid. Völkl sells so badly by ...?

I probably liked a fortification (do not know where the skis were mounted. Ask AlbinBP about it), and maybe another tie is the Duken (?).

Model year: 2012
Riding style: Lavinkäglor in overcast ferry.
Length on the ski: 198 cm
Riders weight: 83 kg
Riders length: 187 cm

Figge
Figge (Guest)
30/08/2012
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Strenghts:
Pretty good edge grip, fantastic in snowy snow, stable in higher speed on uneven (roughened surface), works for short turns

Weaknesses:
Leaving the competitors too far behind

Summary:
Love at the first turn.

Model year: 2012
Riding style: Everything but Park
Length on the ski: 191 cm
Riders weight: 90 kg
Riders length: 193 cm

Pillard
12/01/2012
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Strenghts:
- Speed ​​stability. You get banga before the ski does it at high speed
- Surprisingly lightweight
- Good flow despite, with today's measure of moderate, moderate width
"This must be the optimal all-round ski run for people who are educated in a little older technology

Weaknesses:
No real weaknesses just that there may be other skis that are a bit better on something. The ski gives a safe and good feeling and is lightweight. However, if you want a really modern ski that is playful, you might be wrong.

Summary:
I have previously visited the first year model Katana in 183cm and was really worried that 190 would be too long and bumpy. Judging by my surprise when I tested the skid, I discovered that it eats puckles and unevenness just like previous models but at the same time it is very lightweight. The skid still runs like the train on the cutting in a rocky piste, albeit with long turns. All in all, it is an absolutely superb ski that I would recommend every day of the week.

Model year: 2011
Riding style: Pist / Powder 30/70
Length on the ski: 190 cm
Riders weight: 80 kg
Riders length: 188 cm

Torrfarfar
10/01/2012
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Strenghts:
Stable, going as a train, EVERYTHING.
Works in everything besides oily pistons.
Surprisingly lightweight.
Great as a fan to land with after the drops.

Weaknesses:
Requires a lot from the rider.

Summary:
Fantastic skiing! Living and working in the cliff now, tested it in Swedish loose snow and raised offpiste. Can only dream about how it will behave next year in Canada. The rocky rocker makes it easy with the right technology and it's a ski I'm driving a mile before I'm tired.

BUT!!!
Nothing for beginners or mediators, if you do not have skid or muscles, the ski will drive with you and not the other way around.

Model year: 2012
Riding style: Storberg's cat
Length on the ski: 184 cm
Riders weight: 80 kg
Riders length: 177 cm

sebastianolivecrona
14/10/2011
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Strenghts:
Floats well in pillows.
With sharp edges, they go about a train in the piste.
Incredibly reliable skis where I can stand hard even in a box and very snowy snow.

Weaknesses:
Tongue. There are no skis you are joining in the BC. But why should you do that?

Summary:
Seasonal in Bad Gastein 10/11 and went all kind of snow there. Could not have been happier with a couple of skis.

In my opinion, the ski is for those who like to drive hard, just stand it and have a reliable ski that runs well on hard surfaces and floats on as it dumps.

Model year: 2011
Length on the ski: 190 cm
Riders weight: 85 kg
Riders length: 178 cm