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Ski Review: Volkl Shiro

When powder turns to crud this ski is your best friend.

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Inherent stability (No. 3) blended with the float and shock absorption of tip-to-tail rocker produces the No. 1 crud buster of the category. The Shiro, which was No. 3 in Flotation, prefers open spaces and deep snow, but for all its width it’s an adept carver on hard snow (No. 3), where all it asks is a a little patience between edge sets. A couple inches of fresh seemed enough to make it happy. It penalizes sudden moves but amply rewards a flowing, powerful attack.


MSRP: $825 flat
Dimensions: 151-119-135
Radius: 26.4 m (183 cm)
Average Score: 3.28
Rocker: Slight; tip to tail