Volkl V-Werks Katana Skis 2017

Volkl brings us what we've been waiting for with their V-Werks Katana. This ski uses carbon fiber composites exclusively over a wood core. This makes the ski extremely rigid without a weight penalty - in fact carbon fiber ski is lighter even when stiffer than a ski constructed from fiber glass. The result is a big ol' fat ski that take the same amount of energy as a much skinnier ski to throw around the mountain. They're perfect for in bounds charging, but doubles well as a touring ski because it is so lightweight. We had the good fortune of testing this ski in a bit of powder here in Utah. We found it was as hungry for deep turns as chopped up chunder. The biggest thing you notice is how light they are. This makes them as easy ski on the first, run as the 10th since your won't burn out on you.

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Ski Sizing
Height (in) Beginner (cm) Intermediate (cm) Advanced (cm)
3'-3'1" 65-74 - -
3'2"-3'3" 75-79 - -
3'4"-3'6" 80-84 - -
3'7"-3'8" 85-94 - -
3'9"-3'10" 95-104 105-109 -
3'11"-4' 105-109 110-114 115-119
4'1"-4'2" 110-114 115-119 120-124
4'3"-4'4" 115-119 120-124 125-129
4'5"-4'6" 120-124 125-129 130-134
4'7"-4'8" 125-129 130-134 135-139
4'9"-4'11" 130-134 135-139 140-144
5'-5'1" 135-139 140-144 145-149
5'2"-5'3" 140-144 145-149 150-159
5'4"-5'5" 145-149 150-154 155-165
5'6"-5'7" 150-154 155-159 160-169
5'8"-5'9" 155-159 160-164 165-175
5'10"-6' 160-164 165-169 170-185
6'1"-6'2" 165-169 170-174 180-195
6'3"-6'4" 170-174 175-185 190-200
6'6" + 180 + 185 + 200 +

This chart provides a range of sizes suffice for skiers based on their height and ability level. Remember, there are lots of different styles of skis these days, so even though the ski fits into your size range, it may not be the ski for you. Use our Ski Selector if you have any doubts or questions, for a more catered list of skis that will make you the best skier on the mountain.



  • Reported Weight: 1880g per ski @184cm

Volkl 3D Ridge Technology: It has become a symbol of Völkl lightweight construction. The distinctive characteristic of this technology is a raised central ridge that sharply levels out toward the edge, both in front of and behind the binding. This reduces the inertial mass around the fulcrum to a minimum and significantly enhances the agility of the ski. At the same time, the center ridge allows for a precise dimensioning of the hardness distribution, which leads to an especially harmonious flex on the ski. Despite the weight savings, the 3D.RIDGE ensures that there is no compromise whatsoever in the ski‘s durability and elasticity.

Moderate Taper: Moderate Taper lightens up the tip and tail of the ski a bit so that you are't fighting too much swing weight as you bring your turns around from one edge to the other. It realizes, however, that all things are best in moderation. This maxim holds true in this instance because to much weight reduction in your tips and tails reduces the inertia of the ski for resisting deflections to its direction. A perfect balance is struck between weight that drives the ski and nimbleness.

Ice Off Topsheet: The next step in weight reduction. Ice Off represents the latest topsheet technology in touring skis. Its unique 3D surface structure and material composition avoid icing causing snow to simply slide off the topsheet. This leads to a drastic reduction - up to 20 to 30 percent of the weight of during use. In addition, white coloration adds to the anti-icing effect. Light skis prevent fatigue and offer enhanced performance on long steep ascents.

Multi-Layer Wood Core; Volkl freeskiing models feature a multi-layer wood core that features two different densities of wood. In the binding attachment area, a dense, ash core is used, while in the rest of the ski, the core is poplar. The more dense wood creates more secure screw retention, preventing binding pull-out, and the soft, supple poplar section allows for resilience and snap. The flex pattern is tailored to each ski model, depending on the desired performance.

SkinPin Touring Technology: Volkl Touring models feature the Skin Pin system. The skin is affixed to the ski's tip using a built-in pin. One 90-degree rotation and it's attached. The result is a 100% reliable mount. The system can be checked visually from above, ensuring that the skier has complete control at all times. In a pinch, the hole in the ski tip can also be used to convert the skins into a rescue toboggan or a sled.

Full Rocker: Extended Low Profile (ELP) gives the skier all the benefits of added maneuverability in soft snow while also delivering smooth, graceful arcs on groomed terrain. How? By matching the flex and sidecut with the full rocker (long, gradual bend from tip to tail) profile, the skier automatically gains full edge contact. With a stiffer tip and softer mid-body, Völkl Full Rocker skis offer bomber stability and easy turn initiation combined with uncanny smoothness. The more you put it on edge, the more effective the edge becomes. The resulting performance has resulted in several Ski of the Year honors.

Short Sidewall Construction: Sandwich construction under the skier's heel, to help her control turns more easily. The CAP construction at tip and tail makes the skis lighter and allows easier pivoting.

Carbon Fiber Only- Aerospace carbon is the only material used other than the core to make the lightest skis possible, with strength that is unmatched, and class-leading torsional stiffness.

Additional Info

Ability Level Expert
Gender Men's
Terrain Type Powder
Model Year 2017
Waist Width Range 110-120mm
Includes Ski Bindings No
Twin Tip No
Rocker Type Camber
International Availability-Prices USD United States, Canada
Core Wood
Construction Sandwich
Base Sintered
Country of Manufacturer Germany
Warranty Manufacturers one year standard warranty

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