Are you looking for a light weight ski, which your Grandpa can ski? Or are you looking for a hard charger that would make a great touring Ski? The Volkl V-Werks Katana Ski is both light weight, ready to plow through waist deep powder, spray a ski instructors on the groomers and hit the access gates at the end of the day.
I have been testing these skis around Vail Mountain and wanted to give some feedback, learn more in my Volk V werks katana review below:
Volkl Katana Review
The V-Werks Katana Ski uses a mix of extra light milled out Paulonia Wood ski’s core, wrapped in Titinal making the ski super strong and light weight Carbon Fiber. Using these three materials makes for a Big Mountain Ski that is 112 mm under foot, which can do it all. There is no sacrifice by making the ski lighter, yet still allowing it to ski like a heavy weight.
Volkl also makes a V-Werks version of the RTM 84 which is a ripping from side ski that is 84mm under foot, and the BTM 109 which is a great All Mountain Ski and is perfect for someone that does want a ski as wide as the Katana.
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The Katana has been the Mantra’s older brother for years, but the V-Werks has taken this ski to a whole new level. The V-Werks ($1199) is 15% lighter than previous versions of the Katana.
The V-Werks Katana has Volkl’s Full Rocker Profile, but in a more subtle version compared to other Skis in Volkl’s line. This Rocker Profile makes it float and easy to turn, while being extremely stable.