Rating: / 5
Stability at speed: 3.99 / 5
Hard snow performance: 4.10 / 5
Crud performance: 3.30 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.28 / 5
The 11 is now the flagship of the Sharks. The wider 12 is gone, but if what you want is high-speed performance on corduroy, it’s no loss. The 11 still features Völkl’s Power Switch, which enables you to stiffen or soften the flex. The effect is tangible, though Switch-less Tigershark 10 is about $300 less and just as fun. Tops in its category for stability and hard-snow grip, it may be the most demanding—and rewarding—ski we tested. “NASA doesn’t make rockets this powerful,” said Hogen.