Katana V-werks

Völkl Katana V-werks

Brand
Völkl
Model
Katana V-werks
Category
Freeride
Weight
2020 gr
Waist
112 mm
Tested length
191 cm
Year
2015

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

7
5
5
5
7
Fri Flyt overall rating of Völkl Katana V-werks:

7 / 10

Flotation:
7 / 10
Turning capabilities:
8 / 10
Stability at speed:
7 / 10
Technical info:
Last year's buzz Katana is a pure carbonfibre construction, but it is not the lightest model in the test. The skis are stiff in both ends, and medium stiff at the waist. There is a short side wall at the waist, where it receives the hardest knocks. What is interesting about this construction is that it is similar to the generation of wooden skis that were produced prior to lamination too over. The same technique of planing has been used here The skis have a big setback.

On snow:
Katana’s light and relatively stiff construction gives a special feeling. It is firm, precise and responsive on the trail. At the same time, there is something about the stability at speed and the ability to absorb bumps that isn´t quite right, they feel somewhat crispy. Although Katana has its qualities, it can’t compete with the best skis in this test. Völkl has created a ski with large surface area and low weight, without sacrificing edge grip. This combination makes it a versatile ski.


Katana V-werks

Technical data:

Measured length
192 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 75557
Brand
Völkl
Model
Katana V-werks
Produced
Germany
Available lengths
177, 184
Contact length
62 cm
Rocker tail
50 cm
Rocker nose
80 cm
Side cut
154 cm
Taper tail
15 cm
Taper tip
23 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
20 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
15 cm
Max tail width
132 mm
Min waist width
112 mm
Max nose width
143 mm
Side cut radius
25.4 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
11 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2316 cm2
Weight
2020 gr
Relative weight
0.87 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
18 mm
Hight nose tip
67 mm
Angle tail tip
15°
Angle nose tip
42°

This sequence of numbers indicates stiffness. Each number corresponds to a part of the ski, from tail to tip. 5 equals the average
for this part and length of the ski. Lower values indicate softer skis, higher values stiffer.