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Waist Width: 124
The Two, Volkl’s second widest ski, might not have the unsinkable flotation of the wider Three, but it’s still plenty fat, will be much quicker edge-to-edge, and has a tighter, more traditional sidecut radius (from 24.2 to 32.5 meters) that suits most skiers better. Leave the Three to the ski-film stars in Alaska, although the Two is also offered in a massive 196-cm length-surely plenty of ski for even the biggest and most aggressive experts. Volkl’s Freeskiing/Powder series includes its four fattest powder-surfing 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).