Volkl Grizzly (2009)

Völkl Grizzly (BEST IN TEST)

Rating: / 5
Price: $1575.00
Year: 2009
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 131/89/114

Stability at speed: 4.02 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.78 / 5
Crud performance: 3.41 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.53 / 5

The new Grizzly offers dial-a-ride adjustability on a wide platform. At 89 mm, it once would have been considered strictly a powder ski. It's not the quickest edge to edge in the category, but its edge-grip is unsurpassed. Völkl employs the Marker Duke/Jester binding heel. Its wide footprint enhances leverage. Meanwhile, the three-position Powerswitch lets the skier stiffen or soften the ski with the spin of a dial. "Great at speed but not for the meek," said Schoff.

Best For

Power arcs on soft groomers

Not For

Too burly to be playful in powder