Volkl Tierra + Attiva E Motion 11.0 TC (2012)

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Rating: 2.88 / 5
Price: $1065.00
Year: 2012
Level: 3
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 78
Tip/Tail/Waist: 129-78-99
Lengths: 147

Stability at speed: 3.34 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.44 / 5
Crud performance: 2.29 / 5
Flotation: 1.81 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.89 / 5
Overall: 2.88 / 5

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