Evan here. Just got off the Volkl Kendo. I give this ski 5 out of 5 stars. It’s going to be for your advanced intermediate to expert skier. Definitely likes to go fast and likes wide radius turns. Need to get up to speed to really get it to turn well, holds an edge great though. This is going to do really well on hardpack, not so much your soft snow ski but will take a little bit of soft snow as well. 5 out of 5.