The ideas behind the Volkl Three Ski are pretty simple—make it wide, make it straight, make it surfy, and make it fun. At 135mm underfoot, the first point's been accomplished. The second? In the 186cm length, the Three has a turning radius of nearly 51m—that long enough for you? Surfy? Sure, thanks, to the fully rockered profile and tapered tip that smears, slides, floats, and slashes through the deepest powder you can find. Is all this fun? That's down to preference, but if you're into blower pow, big open lines, and massive mountains, it's hard to imagine it's not going to be your weapon of choice.
Like most of Volkl's freeride skis, the Three features a multi-layer wood core, with stiff, powerful ash underfoot and light, playful poplar in the tip and tail, and a Power/Tough Box construction that has vertical sidewalls, a powerful torsion box, and a fiberglass and composite laminate so you can charge with confidence. The Three also has a tapered tip, which makes it easier to slide into and out of turns as well as dump speed, so you can have (almost) too much fun in the deepest snow you'll find this year.
- Full rocker profile
- Multi-layer poplar and ash core
- Power/Tough Box torsion box construction
- Fiberglass and composite laminate
- Vertical sidewalls
- Tapered tip
- Item #VKL000J
- Q & A
An Awesome Ski
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
An awesome ski. It can charge and hold a line - and yet it is playful, surfy and smeary when you want it to be. I have heli-skied the Volkl 3 in AK. I have also taken it in bounds on pow days through the bumps and trees. One word best describes the V3 - fun. Find it, trust it, buy it.