Volkl Attiva Aire (2008)
Refusing to rest on their laurels, Völkl put last year’s successful Attiva S4 out to pasture and introduced an improved version for ’07–’08. A category favorite from the moment our testers clicked in, the Aire was unanimously praised as a smooth, solid and easy ride. It sticks to the fall line with tank-like assurance, yet, with strips of light balsa layered in its all-wood core, it’s got a quick touch that won’t rip your legs off. "These skis will make anyone ski like a champ," said Wilde.
Expert pilots who will make it shine, but it’s still accessible at all speeds.
Skidders, on whom its talents will be wasted.
|Lengths||142, 148, 154, 161, 168|
|Rating: Powder Performance||3.38 / 5|
|Rating: Stability at Speed||4.02 / 5|
|Rating: Long Turns||4.12 / 5|
|Rating: Medium Turns||3.94 / 5|
|Rating: Short Turns||3.76 / 5|
|Rating: Maneuverability||3.66 / 5|
|Rating: Hard Snow Grip||3.65 / 5|
|Rating: Crud Performance||3.38 / 5|
|Rating: Corduroy Performance||4.07 / 5|
|Rating: Moguls Performance||3.44 / 5|
|Rating: Forgiveness||3.56 / 5|
|Rating: Quickness/Bumps||3.71 / 5|