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Volkl Gotama (2013)

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Rating: 3.26 / 5
Price: $825.00
Year: 2013
Level: 4
Gender: Male
Waist Width: 107
Tip/Tail/Waist: 139-107-123
Lengths: 170, 178, 186, 194

Stability at speed: 3.94 / 5
Hard snow performance: 2.08 / 5
Crud performance: 3.69 / 5
Flotation: 3.14 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.54 / 5
Overall: 3.26 / 5

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The original backcountry twin-tip returns with minor modification this year. It’s fully, but subtly, rockered, with a long, gradual tip-to-tail bend. Völkl takes care to make sure rocker and sidecut work together: Tip a Gotama up on groomers, and there’s plenty of edge-to-snow contact for easy carving. But it’s built for soft snow. It surfs and smears readily in powder and smoothly manages crud. There were more dynamic skis in the test, but the Gotama won accolades for versatility and mellow user-friendliness. “A versatile tool for powder and crud—even carves on hardpack; fun and easy,” said Casey.

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Volkl Gotama (2010)

Category: Men's Powder Super Wide; Category ranking: No. 1; Average score: 3.56; Balance of skills: 3.48; Best For: Smearing, surfy style in deep snow; Not For: Hard-snow carving or tight-spot quickness