Volkl Gem (2013)
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Waist Width: 81
Lengths: 148, 158
The Gem is designed as a first freestyle ski for the aspiring freestyle skier. They’re symmetric (tip and tail are identical) to facilitate easy and predictable switch skiing, and fully cambered (no rocker) to provide the pop and feedback that’s crucial to learning new tricks. At 81mm in the waist, and with a moderate 16.3m turning radius in the 158 length, it’s also designed to be a versatile all-mountain generalist.