Volkl Tigershark 12-foot Power Switch (2008)

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Rating: / 5
Price: $1450.00
Year: 2008
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 124-79-108
Lengths: 161, 168, 175, 182

Stability at speed: 4.15 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.97 / 5
Crud performance: 3.53 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.55 / 5

Völkl’s new Power Switch mechanism allows the skier to stiffen or soften the ski as conditions or mood warrant. The soft position is a demonstrably more relaxed ride (No. 1 for Forgiveness). But testers were content to put it on "hard" and leave it there. The 12-Foot is a great marriage of edge-grip, stability and width: Ski it like a race ski and never worry about boot-out. "Light enough to be fun, but heavy enough for speed," said Lewis.

Best For

A broad range of abilities and conditions.

Not For

Anyone on a budget.