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Gear Review

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Great Powder Ski

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have said it before, but I love this ski. I have skied the Kuro since March 2009, and have never had a bad day on the ski. I got a pair with the new construction last March and was able to ski them at Alta and Snowbird in the storms that rolled in Mid April. The titanium layer eliminates any complaints about stability at speed (if such a complaint ever existed), and I was skiing Greeley Bowl, Stonecrusher and the Cirque runs in fewer turns than ever. But, the ski retains it's great element of control and I still think it makes a great tree ski thanks to Volkl's unique rocker system. There is no doubt you feel the extra weight, but it remains one of the best powder options out there. And, people know longer say "that ski is just too wide", instead they say "where can I get a pair of those." An interesting and overlooked element is what a great choice this ski for 6-8 inches over old snow (think of the weeks of dreaded high pressure we saw in 2012), the ski has so much float it nicely smooths out the chop underneath. This will never be a one ski quiver, but it an awesome powder choice and does not have to be saved for only the deepest of days.

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This ski is disappearing in 2015 (Volkl is introducing the Three) so get them while you can.