Rating: / 5
Lengths: 142, 148, 154, 161, 168
Stability at speed: 4.02 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.65 / 5
Crud performance: 3.38 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.56 / 5
Refusing to rest on their laurels, Völkl put last year’s successful Attiva S4 out to pasture and introduced an improved version for ’07–’08. A category favorite from the moment our testers clicked in, the Aire was unanimously praised as a smooth, solid and easy ride. It sticks to the fall line with tank-like assurance, yet, with strips of light balsa layered in its all-wood core, it’s got a quick touch that won’t rip your legs off. "These skis will make anyone ski like a champ," said Wilde.
Expert pilots who will make it shine, but it’s still accessible at all speeds.
Skidders, on whom its talents will be wasted.