Volkl Attiva S5 Titanium (2007)

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Rating: / 5
Price: $995.00
Year: 2007
Level: 3
Gender: Female
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 115/69/100
Lengths: 147, 154, 161, 168

Stability at speed: 4.10 / 5
Hard snow performance: 4.13 / 5
Crud performance: 4.13 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.43 / 5

Pro Like the AC4, the Attiva S5 is updated this year with Extended Double Grip construction and two sheets of metal. In short, it’s a version of Völkl’s sturdiest construction, so you might expect an unforgiving taskmaster that only the big, strong girls can admire. But you’d be surprised: While the S5 delivers power and precision at high speeds on hard snow, it defies generalization by also being remarkably manageable when you don’t feel like proving anything. Völkl goes to great lengths to make the S5 female-specific by replacing parts of its wood core with lighter-weight foam. The result is a clear tester favorite. "Awesome balance of power and quickness, energy and forgiveness," said Howard. Con Modest width is decidedly more at home on groomed than in powder.