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Völkl Kuro

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Deep powder skiing, Völkl Kuro

Dimensions:

Length (cm): 185, 195
Sidecut (mm): 164-132-139
Radius (m): 26.3, 30.4


Characteristics:

Terrain: 100% off-piste
Discipline: freeride
Skier level: advanced - expert
Character: surf
Floatation: outstanding
Profile: full rocker

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Freeride ski Völkl Kuro 2014

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Heyman's review: Advanced freeride skier

Advanced level freeride skier
Heyman's rating of this ski:

5 stars


Considering his skiers profile:

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Reviewer Heyman

"Fat skis that are made just for deep deep powder days. The wider the better, preferably with a full rocker profile to get that surfing feeling. Floatation and maneuverability are key factors. Performance on hard pack is of no importance."

 SkillsLevel 13
 FitnessLevel 7
 SpeedLevel 12
 Length:178 cm
 Weight:85 kg

 


My favourite powder skis:

1. Völkl Kuro
Powder ski Völkl Kuro 2014

 

2. Armada AKJJ
Powder ski Armada AKJJ 2014

 

3. Salomon Rocker2 122
Powder ski Salomon Rocker2 122 2016

 

To all my reviews

 

Full rocker deep powder freeride ski


The Völkl Kuro is the ultimate ski in deep powder skiing. Due to its immense width of 164mm at the tip and 132mm underfoot the Kuro floats like a dream. The full rocker profile makes steering such a long ski quite easy in powder snow. The Kuro wants to make long wide turns, which is not surprising considering the huge 30m plus radius. But with a little effort you can plunge into short turns as well.

Surf's up!

When I stepped onto the Kuro's for the first time, it looked to me like I was strapped to a couple of front doors. When I plunged into the bottonmless powder snow, I noticed how easily this ski is able to turn. Just shift your weight a little and the Völkl Kuro starts turning. When reluctantly I arrived at the piste again, the full rocker enabled me to make slipping turns. And to my surprise the Kuro turned as well when I put it on its side to make a carve turn. A fully loaded oil tanker turns with more ease, but the Kuro did turn. The most fun part of the Völkl Kuro is the surfing. No need to go "up and down" to make the ski turn. Just lean backwards a little and make the tip of the ski come out of the snow. Suddenly you're floating on the back of your skis, swinging lazily through the bottomless powder snow.

Völkl about the Kuro

"Produced with a hybrid Titanal construction, the Kuro will be unveiling its full powder potential in the coming season. The tough box construction with full rocker shape glides easily over the deepest snow, leaving behind an artistic track in its wake", says Völkl. Yes, and I complement Völkl for going all the way with the Kuro and not compromising with piste ability. But I wonder why they named it the Kuro, which means "black" in Japanese. Maybe just because it sounds cool.

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