Volkl Tierra (2010) - Ski Mag

Volkl Tierra (2010)

Category: Women's Cruiser; Category ranking: No. 4; Average score: 3.51; Balance of skills: 3.69; Best for: Amazing grip on the groomed; Not for: Bumps. The Tierra isn’t the quickest stick.
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Rating: / 5
Price: $1065.00
Year: 2010
Level: 3
Gender: Female
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Tip/Tail/Waist: 129/78/99
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Stability at speed: 3.63 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.50 / 5
Crud performance: 3.80 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.41 / 5

The Tierra incorporates Völkl’s new knee-safety technology: A flat stance makes for a safer angle, and a
narrower tail makes for less tugging at the end of the turn. What our testers noticed, however, was even more damp Völkl power and edge-bite; a straighter leg can really step on the gas. A few griped that the new version wasn’t as comfortable, especially in bumps, but most of our aggressive women agreed with Livran: “Slick, sharp—a wild good time.”

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Volkl Tierra

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If precision and control are what you’re after, the Tierra is your ski. Its aptly named “double grip” construction adds more material to support the edges and distribute pressure evenly down the ski when it’s flexed at high speeds. Translation: It has the control of a Ferrari and edge-bite of an ice skate. It should come with a warning label for non-experts, though: The Tierra always revs high, and it refuses to deviate from the fall line. Scoring first in Hard-Snow Grip and last among winners in Forgiveness, it makes you pay for your mistakes. “Begged for speed and didn’t get nervous or break away,” said Schultz.