Volkl Tigershark 11 Power Switch (2010)

Category ranking: No. 2 Average score: 3.47 Balance of skills: 2.84 Best For: Medium- to long-radius arcs at top speeds Not For: Slalomy quickness
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Category ranking: No. 2 Average score: 3.47 Balance of skills: 2.84 Best For: Medium- to long-radius arcs at top speeds Not For: Slalomy quickness
volkl tigershark 11 thumb 2010

Rating: / 5
Price: $1525.00
Year: 2010
Level: 3
Gender: Male
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Tip/Tail/Waist: 121/75/104
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Stability at speed: 3.99 / 5
Hard snow performance: 4.10 / 5
Crud performance: 3.30 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.28 / 5

The 11 is now the flagship of the Sharks. The wider 12 is gone, but if what you want is high-speed performance on corduroy, it’s no loss. The 11 still features Völkl’s Power Switch, which enables you to stiffen or soften the flex. The effect is tangible, though Switch-less Tigershark 10 is about $300 less and just as fun. Tops in its category for stability and hard-snow grip, it may be the most demanding—and rewarding—ski we tested. “NASA doesn’t make rockets this powerful,”  said Hogen.