Völkl Katana (2011)

The Katana is a do-it-all ski optimized for powder. Rocker in the forebody gets it up near the surface in ungroomed snow, and plenty of surface area keeps it there. At the same time, the Katana “cut delicious turns on hardpack,” as one tester put it, “and killed the chop.” Need to smear down a steep spine or into a narrow chute entrance? Throw it sideways and let ’er rip. Like the Dixie Chicks, the Katana thrives in wide-open spaces. It behaves predictably in unsettled environs—a reliable and trustworthy floater.
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The Katana is a do-it-all ski optimized for powder. Rocker in the forebody gets it up near the surface in ungroomed snow, and plenty of surface area keeps it there. At the same time, the Katana “cut delicious turns on hardpack,” as one tester put it, “and killed the chop.” Need to smear down a steep spine or into a narrow chute entrance? Throw it sideways and let ’er rip. Like the Dixie Chicks, the Katana thrives in wide-open spaces. It behaves predictably in unsettled environs—a reliable and trustworthy floater.
Volkl Katana

Rating: / 5
Price: $1065.00
Year: 2011
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 141/111/131
Lengths: 176, 183, 190, 197

Stability at speed: 4.17 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.27 / 5
Crud performance: 3.73 / 5
Flotation: 3.83 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.87 / 5