The best female ski of 2015/16 is…

Our female testers are crazy for the Völkl Kenja, Fall-Line’s Women’s Ski of the Year 2015-16

Tester Chloe puts the Kenja through its paces in Kühtai, Austria

Tester Chloe puts the Kenja through its paces in Kühtai, Austria | Callum Jelley

Last year Völkl updated the Mantra and it took us about 1.0 runs to work out they’d delivered a little bit of magic. Now the Kendo and Kenja also get rocker, a slightly softer flex, narrower tip and a couple of extra mm underfoot. It’s still a performance ski, it’s still our benchmark for women’s do-anything riding, it just now comes with added grin factor.

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The Fall-Line Kenja fan club (est. 2005) turned up ready to diss the alterations to their favourite ski, and were almost grumpier that it was noticeably better mainly because they’ve got to buy the new model.

Read the full review in the Fall-Line Gear Guide, out October 17.

We’ll be revealing all the ski and gear of the year winners on fall-line.co.uk over the next few weeks, or you can grab a copy of issue 135 and find out the winners right away. 

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