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Surfs up.

Redesigned with slightly wider dimensions than last year, the 2011/12 version of the Volkl Women's Kiku Ski provides more float than ever but still has a figure nimble enough for easy turning. Built with a full rocker, a twin-tip profile, and a generous 107mm underfoot, this powder rocket is at its best when the going gets deep and the drops get big.
  • Brawny Tough Box construction with carbon core reinforcement stand up to high-impact landings and offer the responsiveness a lady shredder enjoys
  • Wide, shapely dimensions offer enough sidecut to blast through groomed and crud turns and the width to do what you do best: float
  • Extended Low Profile features a full rocker to enhance float, boost stability, and improve grip as you carve at high speeds
  • Sensorwood Light core weighs little but holds its own under pressure

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I had been loving my Volkl Auras for years...

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I had been loving my Volkl Auras for years and last year got the Kikus. However, I'm wondering if I should have gotten a longer ski in the Kikus since they're full rocker? My Auras are 163cm and I got the 162cm Kikus. I'm 5'4", 120 lbs and an aggressive skier.

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Its true that skis with rocker/early rise tend to ski a little shorter than they measure, since they have less active edge. If you're an aggressive skier you probably would have been fine on the 170cm, but I don't think you're doing too bad on the 162cm. In my opinion, this is one of the best women's-specific skis out there for aggressive female skiers.

What is the best bindings for this ski?

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What is the best bindings for this ski?

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You might want to try out these, the Marker Griffon Schizo: http://www.backcountry.com/marker-griffon-schizo-ski-binding

That binding will allow you to move the boot center up for a more centered mount point or back when you're ready to make powder turns and don't want to ski backwards.

If you're thinking that you'd like something that you won't ever need to adjust, check out the Salmon STH 12 - a proven, safe and reasonably priced binder that I'm partial to. The brake is too narrow for that ski out of the box but any shop should be able to bend it to fit no problem.

http://www.backcountry.com/salomon-sth-12-ski-binding

If you're the type to get in the air and would like a higher DIN setting, the Rossignol Axial 14 is a bit heavier duty, and comes with a brake that will fit this ski out of the box.

http://www.backcountry.com/rossignol-axial2-140-ski-binding

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they just fit

My girlfriend demoed these yesterday in a 162. She is 5'2" skiing on the line celebrity 90 158's and we are looking for a pow ski for her to go with a set of guardians and skins. She said they we amazingly nimble on the groomers with very little additional effort to edge the ski, they turned for her with ease. They cut thru the chop like a dream with no deflection. The powder was even more of a delight than normal with these skis just floating on top like a dream... After only one day i am wondering if we should even demo anymore skis. We are also looking at the k2 missbehaved, and probably most interested in trying the icelantic oracle.

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confidence under foot

Skied these the first time yesterday at Breckenridge, mounted tele with Hammerhead bindings. They knocked my socks off - they skied well on groomed terrain (although I am not one to do too many groomed runs), loved them in the bumps, they gave me confidence in crud, and did great in the bits of powder I could find. I'm more than thrilled that I finally coughed up the cash to buy these!!!

Only negative, they are a bit heavy for those times where I hike a little for my turns. But they won't be my backcountry skis...

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Kiku

Soft, rockered. Good for powder but can carve on groomers too. Fun in the bumps or anywhere really!

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Volkl Kiku

I was really excited to get these skis for my mom. She's a strong skier who was in need of a pow ski. I love the Katana for myself and knew this similar but lighter and narrower option would be perfect for my mom.

5 5

Broad Appeal

I was very excited when the manufacturers finally began putting out woman's powder skis that were more than 100 underfoot, and particularly excited to get my wife a pair of Kikus for powder days. She is a solid advanced intermediate more comfortable at Park City than Alta, although she is capable of handling most of the later. This ski easily did the trick in powder, the added width and Volkl rocker system work like a charm to create a powerful but easy ski. To my surprise this also became somewhat of her one ski quiver in what was a very snowy Utah season - so keep in mind the snow, even if groomed, was always generally soft. This should appeal to a broad variety of female skiers who have the chance to ski powder or soft snow on a regular basis.