Template - Technical data
15cm 4.5cm 15cm 121.6mm 88.8mm 111.5mm 25.2mR 26° 37mm 33mm 28° 30cm 181cm 121cm 30cm

Völkl Kink

Brand
Völkl
Model
Kink
Category
Park
Weight
1934 gr
Waist
88.8 mm
Tested length
179 cm
Year
2013

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

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

7 / 10

Riding:
7 / 10
Jumps:
8 / 10
Jibs:
6 / 10
Playfull:
6 / 10
Technical info:
Uncharacteristic flex from Völkl. This ski is stiff at the waist but gets softer towards the tip and tail. It has a long, Line-inspired, elliptical turning radius. There is a lot of camber at the waist, but plenty of rocker at both ends. However, the most striking thing about this model is the unusually low tip and tail.

On snow:
And ‘low’ is certainly not an overstatement. Fortunately, this is something you do not notice. On park jumps and rails the Kink performs brilliantly. It certainly has a characteristic stable feel. Aggressive riding, deep landings and speed is what these skis thrive on. Not the easiest model to handle in this test, but the skis are perfect for someone who wants to go all in.

Pros:
+ Nådeløse ski, med god stabilitet som er morsomme på store hopp.

Cons:
– De svært lave tuppene kan hekte i kanter og bratte overganger.


Kink

Technical data:

Measured length
181 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 45654
Brand
Völkl
Model
Kink
Produced
China
Available lengths
147, 155, 163, 171
Contact length
121 cm
Rocker tail
30 cm
Rocker nose
30 cm
Side cut
151 cm
Taper tail
15 cm
Taper tip
15 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
4.5 cm
Max tail width
111.5 mm
Min waist width
88.8 mm
Max nose width
121.6 mm
Side cut radius
25.2 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
10.1 mm
Surface area (one ski)
1787 cm2
Weight
1934 gr
Relative weight
1.07 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
33 mm
Hight nose tip
37 mm
Angle tail tip
28°
Angle nose tip
26°
Height of camber
7 mm

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.