Völkl Shiro

Nov 1, 2011
Outside Magazine
Völkl Shiro

Völkl Shiro    Photo: Courtesy of Völkl

THE SELL: A more playful resort version of the popular pure-powder specialist, the Kuro. THE TEST: Völkl is legendary for its race-quality skis, but a fun powder ski was missing from its lineup. After putting the Shiro through its paces on a powder day that saw everything from untracked blower to lumpy crud, testers reported that it fills the gap nicely, with just the right amount of rocker (tip and tail) for all the in-bounds flotation you’ll ever need. The 119-millimeter waist, paired with -easy-turning rocker, lends itself to resort versa-tility. Don’t be surprised to see the Shiro employed as an everyday ski by better skiers in snowy places like Jay Peak, Vermont, and Squaw Valley, California. THE VERDICT: The loosest-turning Völkl we’ve seen. 151/119/135  

Overall: 4
Stability: 4
Float: 4 

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