Length tested 170 cm. Very precise, surgical, “threading the needle” ski; surprisingly light and nimble feeling; quick edge to edge. Brand new for 2010, the Kendo is for the skier who wants an all mountain freeride ski for 50/50 frontside/backside skiing. It shares the same construction as the Mantra but features a new shape of 127-88-109, 8mm narrower at the waist. I am 5’8’’, 145lb, level 9 and higher, moderately aggressive skier.