SLIDE INTO THIS WINTER SEASON WITH A WHOLE NEW SKI SET FROM VÖLKL
Craving a new ski equipment set-up this season? Then gather round, because we have teamed up with the oh-so generous folks at Völkl to offer one lucky winner the chance to bag a new pair of skis, bindings AND ski bag.
First up, the skis. Choose from the men’s Kendo 88 or women’s Kenja 88 (both £600). The Kendo 88 bagged Fall-Line’s 2020 Overall Men’s Ski of the Year award for its capabilities all over the mountain. A cleverly designed lean machine, the combination of super-gentle rocker with multi-radius sidecut, metal subtraction and carbon-fibre is a recipe that really works.
The grip is up to the usual Völkl ‘hang on until your femurs compress’ levels if you keep the pressure on, and at that point you’ll be putting the 17m turn radius into play.
The Kenja 88 is just as impressive, with stellar carving performance due to its multi-radius sidecut – at slower speeds you can employ a slalom-sized turn easily, but if the speeds get racy you can expect the Kenja to switch into GS mode, doing all the hard work for you. The titanal frame and carbon tips provide stability and dampening for a super-smooth ride.
Mount your new skis with the Marker Griffon 13 ID (£195), the lighter version of the Jester, and one of the most versatile freeride bindings on the market today.
Still keen for more? The lucky winner also gets Völkl’s Phantastick Free AA (£45), a super-cool-looking freeride pole for cornice whacking, big time bootpacking and powder playin’. With a solid 16/14mm titanal shaft it’s built to stand up to the burliest of big mountain adventuring and comes with interchangeable powder and race baskets so you can rip it up in and out of resort.
Finally, you can store your shiny new kit in your smart new ski bag (£55). Holding a single pair of skis and poles, it features an expandable single compartment with two-way zippers and a padded velcro carrying strap, so you can sling it over your shoulder and get to where you need to go – the mountains.
Don’t hang about folks, this prize is a good’un.