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Volkl Shiro (2012)

Volkl Shiro (2012)
Gold Medal Gear
Rank: #2T In Deep Snow
3.34
Tester's Review

The Shiro ranked No. 3 when the numbers were crunched, but consider this: It made every tester's Top 5 list-the only ski to do so. Discrepency? No. Testers had to ding it in Forgiveness (No. 9) and Quickness (No. 13)-because it's huge-but loved Shiro for its unflappable power. To make it manageable, Volkl replaces metal with carbon and makes the Shiro dense underfoot and lighter at the extremities. Rocker helps, too. Still, it's a lot of ski, one that crushes crud (No. 1) and soars in powder. "So easy for such a big ski," said Hogen. "Makes you ski better."

PRICE (MSRP): $825.00
PRICE (MAP): $699.00
Product Specifications | How We Test
Year2011/2012
LevelExpert, Hi-Expert
MSRP$825.00
MAP$699.00
GenderMale
CategoryDeep Snow
AwardsGold Medal Gear
BindingFlat
Lengths173
Tip/Waist/Tail151-119-135
Rating: Stability at Speed4.18 / 5
Rating: Hard Snow Grip2.22 / 5
Rating: Crud Performance3.94 / 5
Rating: Forgiveness3.10 / 5
Rating: Quickness/Bumps2.32 / 5
Rating: Rebound Energy2.94 / 5
Rating: Flotation4.08 / 5
Rating: Balance of Skill3.33 / 5
Rating: Overall3.34 / 5
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