Gear

Völkl Confession (2018)

2018 Deep Snow Ski

Brand: Völkl

Model: Confession

Overall Score: 3.95 / 5



Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

144-117-133

Lengths (cm)

179, 186, 193

Radius (m)

23.8

Waist Width (mm)

105-120

Gender

Male

Level

Advanced

Symmetrical

Yes

Here’s the slashy, surfy, party-down side of Völkl, a brand that is perhaps better known for buttoned-down performance. The Confession, testers’ favorite Völkl this year, has the guts for high-speed hammering, but a lighter construction plus plenty of rocker and taper to give it a lively looseness in soft snow that opens up line options and welcomes a less aggressive attack. “Has its own really enjoyable flavor,” said Schiller. “Makes the most out of really great snow conditions.”

Strengths: Stability at Speed, Crud Performance, Flotation