Template - Technical data
14cm 7cm 25cm 138.7mm 106.7mm 122.7mm 23.9mR 46° 62mm 38mm 30° 50cm 172.5cm 55.5cm 67cm

Völkl Kiku

Women?s ski
Brand
Völkl
Model
Kiku
Category
Freeride
Weight
1850 gr
Waist
106.7 mm
Tested length
170 cm
Year
2013

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

5
4
5
5
6
Fri Flyt overall rating of Völkl Kiku:

6 / 10

Flotation:
6 / 10
Turning capabilities:
6 / 10
Stability at speed:
7 / 10
Technical info:
The Kiku is 2.5 centimeters longer than stated. It has a little taper, but a consistent rocker with a short, flat area in the waist section. The somewhat stiffer tip is typical for Völkl. One of the longer turning radiuses in the test. Other than that, the Kiku has low weight in relation to its size. In this respect it is the lightest ski in the test. (the Armada TSTw test pair was very short).

On snow:
The Kiku is stable, easy to turn with and feels secure. Flotation is quite ordinary compared to the other models in the test. Good edge grip and stability at speed are other features. In general, the Kiku offers no major surprises, and our bet is you won’t be disappointed if this is what you opt for.


Kiku

Technical data:

Measured length
172.5 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 54556
Brand
Völkl
Model
Kiku
Produced
China
Available lengths
154, 162, 178
Contact length
55.5 cm
Rocker tail
50 cm
Rocker nose
67 cm
Side cut
133.5 cm
Taper tail
25 cm
Taper tip
14 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
7 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
10 cm
Max tail width
122.7 mm
Min waist width
106.7 mm
Max nose width
138.7 mm
Side cut radius
23.9 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
16 mm
Surface area (one ski)
1972 cm2
Weight
1850 gr
Relative weight
0.94 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
38 mm
Hight nose tip
62 mm
Angle tail tip
30°
Angle nose tip
46°

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.