Volkl Kiku (2010)

Category: Women's Powder Super Wide; Category ranking: No. 1; Average score: 3.82; Balance of skills: 3.98; Best for: Ease: Intermediates could heliski on it; Not for: Quick turns in tight trees;
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Category: Women's Powder Super Wide; Category ranking: No. 1; Average score: 3.82; Balance of skills: 3.98; Best for: Ease: Intermediates could heliski on it; Not for: Quick turns in tight trees;
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Price: $825.00
Year: 2010
Level: 2
Gender: Female
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 137/106/122
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Stability at speed: 3.78 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.20 / 5
Crud performance: 3.82 / 5
Forgiveness: 4.16 / 5

Rocker. You’re tired of reading about it, but it is the movement in fat skis this year. Many companies experimented with rockering only the tip, but Völkl chose a long, gradual reverse bend from tip to tail instead. Judging from its hard-snow scores, it worked. But the Kiku was by far the easiest and most fun in soft snow—which is, of course, where you should take a ski this wide. Effortless to float and carve, it’s a steady ride everywhere. “Like coming home to comfort food,” said Stokes.