Called “A reference ski for the ages,” by Matt Finnegan of Footloose, the Völkl Kendo deserves a ski achievement award equivalent to the Oscar. Like any versatile actor, the Kendo has assumed many roles during its career, from fully cambered Frontside carver to loosely rockered off-trail specialist.

Older and wiser now, the Kendo has settled into a rocker-camber-rocker profile with a 90-mm waist, moving into the middle of the All-Mountain Front skis genre and owning it. What makes the latest Kendo best of all in its lineage? The ski's inherent desire to adapt to terrain it once sought to clobber.

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