Rocker skis/boards offer superior float in soft snow and increased ease of turn initiation.
The Katana is a legend. For years it has been the choice of several of Völkl's pro big mountain riders. With 3D.Ridge construction and a Full Carbon Jacket construction, the V-WERKS Katana is one of Völkl's signature pieces of technology, made in Straubing. It features a super light-weight ICE.OFF top sheet which makes the ski incredibly maneuverable, with performance enhanced through its unique combination of materials. Especially when considering its dimensions it's an incredibly light and versatile 112mm wide big mountain ski with full rocker.
Full Rocker – The ski is bent at a constant curvature along its entire length.
3D.Ridge Carbon – Central Woodcore Ridge with superslim wings to significantly reduce weight and swing weight and keep the stability where necessary. Combined with Full Carbon Jacket for Stability.
Moderate Taper – Moderate setup of tapered tips for an allmountain oriented combination of precision on piste and easy handling off piste.
Multilayer Woodcore Light – The combination of beech and poplar results in an extremely durable wood core composed of hard wood in the binding area and lighter wood surrounding it. Slotted to reduce weight.
ICE.OFF Topsheet – Topsheet technology to reduce the weight of the ski when skiing and hiking. Will reduce the snow attachment to the ski at an average of 20% to 30%. The next step in effective weight reduction. ICE.OFF stands for the latest topsheet technology on our touring skis. The unique surface structure and material composition reduces icing as the snow simply slides off the topsheet. This leads to a drastic reduction of weight in use, on average up to 20% to 30%. In addition, mainly white graphics support the anti-icing effect. Lighter skis prevent fatigue, especially on long and steep uphill sections.
Full Carbon Jacket – Material layup for direct transmission and high reliability/stability at the lighest possible weight.
Center Sidewall – Direct and strong power transmission with partial sidewalls in the center of the ski, combined with the superslim 3D.Ridge construction.
P-Tex 4500 Base – A sintered, ultra-high molecular polyethylene base with an extremely high density. Besides a great wear resistance and perfect wax absorption, this base material is extremely fast and exclusively used on Volkl's top of the line and race models. The material has been upgraded with special additives to make it thermal and electro-conductive and proves its qualities with premium glide and maximum speed in races.
SkinPin – A skin fastening system that is magnificent in its simplicity: perfect fixation and easy to use; full functionality without unnecessary bells and whistles. The skin is attached by inserting its pin through a shaped hole in the shovel of the ski. The skin is then rotated 90° to lock it in place. Once rotated the skin fixation is 100% reliably secured. The system can be monitored by the skier from above at any time to provide visual peace of mind. The hole in the tip of the ski is also helpful for building a rescue toboggan in an emergency.
We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.