Volkl Attiva S4 (2007)

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Rating: / 5
Price: $910.00
Year: 2007
Level: 2
Gender: Female
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 114/68/99
Lengths: 147, 154, 161, 168

Stability at speed: 4.13 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.88 / 5
Crud performance: 4.00 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.90 / 5

Pro The Supersport collection, of which the S4 is a part, needs no introduction. It’s been a resounding success for Völkl, setting the standard for frontside carvers with slightly wider waists. As Cruisers go, it’s a firm-snow classic. The S4’s waist is just wide enough to present a stable, forgiving platform, but not so wide it doesn’t love to link medium- and long-radius turns. That thrilled the women. The S4, they agree, is content to relax and smear lazy turns down the greens, but it’s there when you need it for tight spots and high-speed arcs. And like all of Völkl’s Attiva skis for women, it’s appropriately lighter-weight and forward-waisted. "Fluid, solid and supple at all speeds," said Thys. "You can feel the whole ski and the whole turn." Con As with other Supersports, bumps are not its natural habitat.