Template - Technical data
38cm 15cm 35.5cm 162mm 131.9mm 138.5mm 33mR 31° 65mm 48mm 29° 76cm 194.5cm 41.5cm 77cm
Test winner

Völkl Kuro

Brand
Völkl
Model
Kuro
Category
Powder
Weight
3121 gr
Waist
131.9 mm
Tested length
195 cm
Year
2013

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

6
5
6
6
11
Fri Flyt overall rating of Völkl Kuro:

9 / 10

Flotation:
10 / 10
Turning capabilities:
8 / 10
Stability at speed:
8 / 10
Technical info:
The Kuro is the most dedicated powder ski in this test, and it has by far the largest surface area. It also has the highest weight. This is partly due to the new Titanal construction that gives better stability at speed and enhanced edge grip. 3,100 grams on each foot is a heavy burden. This ski has rocker/reverse camber all the way. The tips are very stiff and heavy.

On snow:
Not surprisingly, the biggest ski in the test also floats the best. But there are other features that makes the Kuro such a good option. It turns well on the trail, it is precise and can handle speed. Of course, big skis like this can be demanding to edge on hard surfaces. Kuro is a real powder machine that is also fun to turn with. If you are looking for a new pair of fat skis, check out this year's edition of the Völkl Kuro.


Kuro

Technical data:

Measured length
194.5 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 656611
Brand
Völkl
Model
Kuro
Produced
China
Available lengths
185
Contact length
41.5 cm
Rocker tail
76 cm
Rocker nose
77 cm
Side cut
121 cm
Taper tail
35.5 cm
Taper tip
38 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
15 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
10.5 cm
Max tail width
138.5 mm
Min waist width
131.9 mm
Max nose width
162 mm
Side cut radius
33 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
23.5 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2640 cm2
Weight
3121 gr
Relative weight
1.18 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
48 mm
Hight nose tip
65 mm
Angle tail tip
29°
Angle nose tip
31°

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.