Völkl Kuro

Völkl Kuro
Category: Offpist / Freeride
Level: Advanced
Brand: Völkl
Modelyear: 2013
Measure (Tip/Waist/Tail): 164/132/139 mm Turning radius: 26.30 m (185 cm)
Sizes: 185,195 cm
(Official information from Völkl)


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Darren
Darren (Guest)
09/05/2012
Strenghts:
Fantastic ski for powder days. Very fast and you must let these skis run. They do turn if you really want to. Lots of pop for those jumps and confident landings.

Weaknesses:
feel much more through your legs so once out the powder you will feel it. Important to remember if your powder is mainly piste accessed. BURN!
Traversing where you need an edge needs a bit more work...but then you should be on a more all mountain ski if thats your day.

Summary:
Use for where they are supposed to be used ( fluffy deep powder ) and you won't be disappointed. Not a one ski does all, but if you have the budget for a pure powder day ski, then enjoy.

Model year: 2011
Riding style: powder/steep/ski mountaineering
Length on the ski: 185 cm
Riders weight: 85 kg
Riders length: 187 cm

Cougan
13/03/2018
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Strenghts:
Wonderful twist and calm despite its huge width. Quickly floats on the flax and is responsive and easy to handle with high speed as a result. Really nice big carvery in a good pisted hill where they go as the train.

Weaknesses:
A little heavy in the snowy terrain, and it should be added that I like heavy skis despite my small body weight and length (Völkl Grizzly walks in the piste). May think the nose is in the lowest team.

Summary:
Even though it seems that you have attached bindings on two sauna doors, these huge skis are relatively easy to handle. In cold cushions they are absolutely amazing and flow up easily and are very compliant. In Manchester, you can have wonderful carves just to give them some speed and just keep in mind and follow. In snow forests and harvested piste the weight is a little minus as it limits the wittyness of fast maneuvering.

Riding style: Ride the mountain!
Length on the ski: 185 cm
Riders weight: 75 kg
Riders length: 176 cm

Ace_DG
25/01/2016
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Strenghts:
Stabila as a pair of SuperG layers, sooo calm! Actually really easy-to-wear TROTS's brutal width, f-n proud! Love your long lag (195 cm!)

Weaknesses:
Have very limited experience with them, but in their correct element (loose / powder / thick slush) I just can not imagine there are any real weaknesses. Okay, nothing you can do about a balled contest, but, on the other hand, what are you going to do and how to do it?

Summary:
Was given the opportunity to try Mountain_Mans Kuro for one hour in Romme. I know ... hardly any more detailed "test ", but you can actually get the right impression of a ski in the usual piste as well. So, pistachio manchester, -15 degrees something.
They reminded me very much about my 208 Dynastar SG layers (R> 33m), the same stability in the cut, the same calm, odramatic or as MM said: "You can drive in 70 blows with a fist cup of fist and take a sip sometimes! "
Adjust the insert to the current speed and hold it, right! Plenty of space is an advantage! Just waiting to run them in their item ever! ... may even buy me a couple, they are cheap now! Can never be wrong as well, you are prepared for all contingencies!

Riding style: Race-piste and carv putt, but go ahead!
Length on the ski: 195 cm
Riders weight: 90 kg
Riders length: 183 cm

Mountain_Man
29/01/2015
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Strenghts:
Big, rigid and neutral! Unmatched flow in loose nuts and is externally handled on soft surfaces regardless of speed. Lightly loaded in the piste with a good edge grip, carvings fine but it is demanding to keep cutting in a hard piste. A drop-down slider of rank! It's the rider and not the ski that limits (at least not for me, most of all, mortals ...).

Weaknesses:
 If you drive 195cm as I'm there no disadvantage weighs 90+, the ski is big and stiff. Whimsical, swinging and easy-going are hardly any words associated with Kuro 195 cm.

Summary:
Völkl Kuro was really stupid for the year 12/13 compared with early versions. In hard punch, it's as swinging as a GS racing ski, which means it requires a lot of power, speed and edging to get it cut. But well, it's brutally stable and keeps track longer than you do .. ;-)

Desperately, Kuro is easy to drive on both the half and the helmet and unbalance from the rider is no problem. Just straighten the skis and keep up with it. Kuro goes wherever you want without finding any own hips.

On loose surfaces and in loose nuts, the ski changes the character and becomes extremely easily overloaded. Very neutral and stable which means that the driver's possible technical flaws will never be a major problem. Just driving! Gets excellence in both large surfing swings and short offloading Oldschool pumps. Do not worry about snow raised unless the rider does.

Highly recommended for those who want a large, stable and neutral skid! :-)

Length on the ski: 195 cm
Riders weight: 95 kg
Riders length: 186 cm

Jonas
Jonas (Guest)
23/10/2014
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Strenghts:
It's a complete skiing for those who go the most out of the piste. It is wonderful in spring snow (slusch) where you navigate with the ski. It's absolutely incredible in woods (tight and open) as the full rocker makes you get around all obstacles without tearing and saving incredibly high energy. It's incredible in open loops where you only give the iron at high speeds as a consequence, again you save so much energy with this ski. (I'm not affiliated or working with this, just passionate rider)

Weaknesses:
Heavy duty on transports ex. on icebergs where the snow is over and you have ice. Here you have to be awake with the shelves on the clothes as you just go on a short span just below the foot and something in front and behind. Imagine quite heavy to clamp up with if you're going to knock up (have another ski for this)

Summary:
I travel between 5 and 10 weeks a year. I go exclusively off-piste in different terrain and switch between heli-skiiing (Russia, Europe, Japan and Canada) and systems like Chamonix / Verbier / Zermatt where offpiste is easily accessible. I have loaned my skis to many friends and through this have been "resellers" to 5-6 pairs of Kuros. Everyone is as happy as I do.

Length on the ski: 185 cm
Riders weight: 72 kg
Riders length: 183 cm

Jonas
Jonas (Guest)
27/01/2014
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Strenghts:
Simply the best ski I've had is obviously not a ski made for hard ice-piste, but even here it delivers if you're just awake. There is no ski that saved so much energy over a day of cushions and mixed rides. In the woods, incredibly easy-going. Those who borrowed me have bought them too, the rating can not be better

Weaknesses:
Really ugly, looks like a plank, a ugly plank

Summary:
An incredibly good ski that goes steadily in the piste (is not there often) and that surpasses in forests and pads.

Model year: 2012
Riding style: off piste, pillows, forest
Length on the ski: 185 cm
Riders weight: 70 kg
Riders length: 185 cm

Heddious
03/07/2013
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Strenghts:
Unobtrusively stable in all forms of three-dimensional snow, but still runs short wings if desired. Works really well in the piste as long as it is fairly even ground - less fun in pucks, and on long journeys (due to the full rocker = flattish)

Weaknesses:
Is. Not fun.

Summary:
A couple of layers that gave me a lot of confidence, they flow in just everything.
Surprisingly fun and all-round for a pair of hard and wide skis. They are wiser than I thought they would be.
Can agree with hansson8512 that the topsheet is okay, not worse than anything else. In addition, they are good looking.

Model year: 2011
Riding style: Pillows, at least with these skis.
Length on the ski: 175 cm
Riders weight: 58 kg
Riders length: 178 cm

carl_couloir
07/01/2013 (Modified: 08/03/2015)
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Strenghts:
Does not surprisingly have a very nice flow in pillows :-) and in true Völkl spirit, it's just "aiming at the valley station and standing on it" ;-) A safe ski that gives confidence and invites to high speed, whether it's up or down.

Weaknesses:
Because you have to compare apples with apples for fairness, it will be a little difficult to find some weaknesses, but I think that skis with much more rocker and loser (type Bent Chentler) are much more chopped in the woods after a week in Chamonix, I reserve to my previous comment, they work apbra and are really fun in the forest :-)

Summary:
Without a doubt, one of the best skiing I've ever gone on, even works better in the piste than my Gotama, which is about two centimeters narrower. Have even got a really good flow in the next puck piste in Hemsedal :-)

Model year: 2012
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: 185 cm
Riders weight: 80 kg
Riders length: 181 cm

Gluggen
Gluggen (Guest)
22/12/2012
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Strenghts:
Great to plow pillows. 195 cm feels incredible whipping!

Weaknesses:
There are no direct pistracers, but it seems ok.

Summary:
Feed fluffy snow one day without getting tired. Love.

Model year: 2012
Riding style: Powder piste
Length on the ski: 195 cm
Riders weight: 110 kg
Riders length: 185 cm

hansson8512
18/03/2011
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Strenghts:
Incredibly stable, even in high traffic. Awesome good flow in pillows, crushing most unevennesses in the road. Surprisingly nice to thunder down the piste with large giant lakes.

Weaknesses:
Heavy to hesitate.
Have not tested them in advance before but can not imagine it would be a nice experience, keep myself at home if I know it's ice-cream.

Summary:
Is not BC-jibbar but still gets a lot of fat drops and a lot of powder skating, and Kuron is made for it, but still wants to point out that the ski area does not end there, but this ski can be enjoyed in most conditions.
Having read previous reviews that the topsheet has had poor quality and it has flown large pieces from the edges, have not even seen these problems on my layers but I have not used them so much either.

Model year: 2011
Riding style: Powder
Length on the ski: 195 cm
Riders weight: 85 kg
Riders length: 190 cm