Rating: / 5
Waist Width: 116
The One, which is the narrowest ski in the Powder series, will naturally offer the most quickness edge to edge and the most hard-snow versatility. It's sidecut is only moderately long, so it hooks up and carves across the hill more readily than the Three or Two. It's still primarily a drifty powder surfer, but some skiers in Western locales will undoubtedly use it as an everyday ride. Volkl's Freeskiing/Powder series includes its four fattest skis-the Three (135-mm waist), Two (124 mm), One (116 mm) and Shiro (119 mm). All are built with subtle full-length rocker-a Volkl hallmark-rather than the usual tip and tail rocker. All offer the integrity of full wood cores and sturdy vertical sidewalls. All are metal-free constructions, for lightness and liveliness. And all are built with tapered tips and tails, where the widest parts of the ski are moved closer to the foot, giving the ski a looser, driftier, more maneuverable feel that promotes greater creativity of line choice and easier speed control in deep snow. All are sold flat (no binding).