Volkl Estrella (2010)

Category: Women's Intermediate; Category ranking: No. 5; Average score: 3.52; Balance of skills: 3.43; Best for: Whipping skilled athletes into shape; Not for: Beginners who want a friendly hand to hold
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Category: Women's Intermediate; Category ranking: No. 5; Average score: 3.52; Balance of skills: 3.43; Best for: Whipping skilled athletes into shape; Not for: Beginners who want a friendly hand to hold
volkl estrella thumb 2010

Rating: / 5
Price: $825.00
Year: 2010
Level: 3
Gender: Female
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Tip/Tail/Waist: 124/73/94
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Stability at speed: 3.75 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.84 / 5
Crud performance: 3.25 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.06 / 5

Our testers may have loved these skis, but when they came tearing over the knoll on Deer Valley’s steeps, they certainly weren’t skidding. You need to step on the Estrella hard. Once you do, hang on: A stiff tail locks you in for the ride. At slow speeds, it skitters and makes you decide between sliding or carving. Better suited for experts, yes, but one thing’s for sure: It’ll never reinforce a bad habit. Click in and improve. Or else. “Punishing for the category, but they can carve,” said Livran.