Volkl V-Werks Katana Skis

Volkl Product code: 20163140008
£774.95 £749.95 3% Off In stock

Length: 184

  • 184

Create Package

  • Sidecut: 143-112-132
  • Camber Type: Rocker
  • Weight (kg): 1.88
  • Waist Width (mm): 112
  • Turn Radius (m): 23.5
  • Terrain: Powder

The choice of Volkl’s big mountain pros, the V-Werks Katana is a serious piece of kit. Conquer chutes, wind-scoured faces and spines effortlessly on this next-gen, space age ski. Coupled with a lightweight touring binding it offers limitless backcountry possibilities. Stiff without compromising playfulness, the Katana is ideal for advanced and expert skiers.

The Volkl V-WERKS High-Tech line demonstrates just what can be achieved with the latest in design, materials and technology. This custom family of skis focuses on revolutionary design that aims to trim every possible gram from the ski, resulting in an extremely lightweight ski packed with premium performance without sacrificing stability or durability. The construction and ultra-low profile design affords the ski fantastic edge hold and lightning-fast response.

Built around a multi-layer wood core which combines two different densities of wood. In the binding area underfoot, a dense Ash wood core is used, while the rest of the ski utilises Poplar. The dense Ash underfoot give the bindings secure screw retention and stability, while the softer poplar sections create durability and pop. Volkl tailor the flex pattern for each ski model to match the desired performance characteristics.

The hybrid centre sidewall construction combines traditional ABS underfoot with a full cap construction in the nose and tail. This gives the ski great edge hold and shock absorption underfoot with reduced overall weight and relaxed initiation into and out of turns.

The P-Tex 4500 sintered base uses world cup performance materials, ensuring maximum speed, agility and durability. Due to the high level of wax absorption, abrasion resistance and durability the base retains excellent gliding characteristics throughout the life of the ski.

Volkl’s Ice Off topsheet uses a unique surface structure and hydrophobic composition to reduces icing and snow build up by repelling snow from the topsheet. This leads to a drastic reduction of weight while in use, on average up to 20% to 30%. Lighter skis prevent fatigue while touring, especially on long and steep uphill sections.

A full carbon fibre wrap is added to the ski to create torsional stiffness for powerful and responsive edge-to-edge transfer. As well as reinforcing the ski, the wrap drastically reduces the overall weight contributes to an even flex from nose to tail.

The 3D carbon ridge technology is one of the most advanced ski construction techniques which exists currently. The most noticeable feature of this technology is a raised central ridge which sharply tapers outward towards the edges, in front of and behind the binding. This reduces the swing weight of the core to a minimum, significantly enhancing the agility and manoeuvrability of the ski. This unique construction also allows for precise weight distribution, leading to even flex throughout the ski without compromising its durability or elasticity.

The full rocker camber gives the ski a continuous curve from nose to tail when it’s weight-loaded. This helps to keep the ski afloat in deeper snow while also reducing the instances of catching your edges by raising the contact points.

Topped off with tapered nose and tail which moves the widest points of the sidecut closer to the centre of the ski. This drastically reduces the occurrence of tip and tail hang-ups on hard pack and in powder while giving the skis a turn radius similar to that of a shorter size.

What we say: “Sometimes too much ski is a bad thing, however Volkl have somehow managed to build one of the most technologically advanced skis on the planet yet ensure it retains a playful, fun and manageable character. The Katana might not be the cheapest ski around but if you can justify the expense the trade of is years of fun.”

Specifications

Sidecut 143-112-132
Camber Type Rocker
Weight (kg) 1.88
Waist Width (mm) 112
Turn Radius (m) 23.5
Terrain Powder
Lengths available 184

Size Guide

The size chart below provides a basic guide to finding the right ski length based on your height and ability but there are several other factors you should consider before choosing your new skis!

The two most relevant considerations when interpreting the chart below are your weight and the type of skiing you intend to do. 

Weight: If you’re a heavier built that the average person of your height then we suggest choosing a longer ski as a heavier skier requires more edge to grip the snow and more base area for floatation in powder and cruddy snow.  Conversely, if you’re a slimmer build you may want to consider going for a shorter ski as you’ll need less edge / ski to support your weight than someone of an ‘average’ build.

Skier Type: Secondly, if you want a ski that’s going to inspire confidence when you’re skiing fast and you like to ski faster than most, then a longer ski is going to be preferable.   The additional edge and float provided by a longer ski will give you a more stable ride.  If, however, you’re more freestyle focussed and you want a ski that’s going to be more nimble and easier to manoeuvre at low speeds then a slightly shorter ski will work better for you as there will be less ski to manage.

If you have any queries at all on finding the right ski or ski size for you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for further advice.

Skier Height (cm)

Skier Height (ft & in)

Suggested Length for Advanced Skier (cm)

Suggested Length for Intermediate Skier (cm)

Suggested Length for Beginner Skier (cm)

137

4'6"

140

135

125

142

4'8"

145

140

130

152

5'0"

155

145

135

158

5'2"

165

155

145

168

5'6"

175

165

155

173

5'8"

180

170

160

178

5'10"

185

175

165

183

6'0"

190

180

170

188

6'2"

195

185

175

193

6'4"

200

190

180

Shipping

  • Free delivery - £0.00

    Get it by Saturday 28 January

    Small items are dispatched with Royal Mail 48. Delivery will be made by your Postman at the usual time. This service is not trackable and there are no guarantees on delivery date.
    Large or heavy items may need to be shipped with a different service, if you require details please contact us on 0131 260 9677. If the Postman is unable to deliver, you may be required to go to your local Mail sorting office to collect the package

  • Standard delivery - £1.99

    Get it by Thursday 26 January

    Dispatched with Royal Mail 1st Class. Delivery will be made by your Postman at the usual time. This service is not trackable and there are no guarantees on delivery date. For larger items, we may need to ship with a courier due to size restrictions, if you require details please contact us on 0131 260 9677. If the Postman is unable to deliver, you may be required to go to your local Mail sorting office to collect the package

  • Next working day delivery - £4.99

    Get it tomorrow

    Most items will be dispatched with DPD and are fully track-able. The delivery must be signed for so someone must be at the specified address to accept the items. It is not possible for the delivery driver to leave the packages without a signature.
    In rare cases, rural addresses may be 2 days for delivery. If you are concerned please get in touch before placing order.
    The cut-off for next day delivery is 12 noon. However, if placing an urgent order after this deadline, please call us on 0131 260 9677 and we will do our best to ensure it gets to you in time.

  • DPD 12 noon - £14.99

    Get it by 12:00 tomorrow

    Delivery will be made by 12noon on the next working day (Monday to Friday). This delivery must be signed for, so someone must be at the specified address to accept the delivery.
    The cut-off for next day delivery is 12 noon. However, if placing an urgent order after this deadline, please call us on 0131 260 9677 and we will do our best to ensure it gets to you in time.

  • DPD saturday 12noon - £19.99

    Get it by 12:00 on Saturday 28 January

    Delivery will be made by 12noon on the Saturday morning. This delivery must be signed for, so someone must be at the specified address to accept the delivery.
    The cut-off for next day delivery is 12 noon. However, if placing an urgent order after this deadline, please call us on 0131 260 9677 and we will do our best to ensure it gets to you in time.

  • Collection in store - £0.00

    You can place your order online and drop into our store in Edinburgh, Scotland, to collect your order. Please enter your billing address into the delivery address section, and tick the box to say both addresses are the same.
    Orders will be kept aside for 2 weeks. If you require longer, please email orders@freezeproshop.com

Returns

We will happily exchange or refund items up to one month from the date of receipt (see cancelation policy). In addition to this we may be able to exchange or refund items returned outwith this timeframe if they are in unused and perfect condition but a small re-stocking charge may apply, please contact us by email to discuss this before sending goods back within this time frame.

On the back of your delivery note you will find your returns form which details the returns process. If you can't find it you request one from orders@freezeproshop.com

The above does not affect your statutory rights.

Faulty items that are under manufacturers warranty can be returned to us and if found to be faulty will be refunded or replaced, this is subject to inspection by the manufacturer. Please contact us for a returns authorisation before sending, if found not to be faulty then we may have to charge for any re-posting costs and will be unable to cover your return costs.

NON-RETURNABLE ITEMS-

  • Underwear (for obvious reasons)
  • Skis and ski bindings which have been mounted, as these will have been done to your specific requirements
  • DVDs which have been opened
  • Any item which is missing tags or is not in a new condition

Please note, that customers are responsible for the cost of returning items to us for returns or exchanges, however we will happily cover the cost of shipping exchanges back to you.