Volkl Tigershark 12-foot Power Switch (2008)
Völkl’s new Power Switch mechanism allows the skier to stiffen or soften the ski as conditions or mood warrant. The soft position is a demonstrably more relaxed ride (No. 1 for Forgiveness). But testers were content to put it on "hard" and leave it there. The 12-Foot is a great marriage of edge-grip, stability and width: Ski it like a race ski and never worry about boot-out. "Light enough to be fun, but heavy enough for speed," said Lewis.
A broad range of abilities and conditions.
Anyone on a budget.
|Lengths||161, 168, 175, 182|
|Rating: Powder Performance||3.53 / 5|
|Rating: Stability at Speed||4.15 / 5|
|Rating: Long Turns||4.20 / 5|
|Rating: Medium Turns||3.77 / 5|
|Rating: Short Turns||3.34 / 5|
|Rating: Maneuverability||3.44 / 5|
|Rating: Hard Snow Grip||3.97 / 5|
|Rating: Crud Performance||3.53 / 5|
|Rating: Corduroy Performance||4.17 / 5|
|Rating: Moguls Performance||2.90 / 5|
|Rating: Forgiveness||3.55 / 5|
|Rating: Quickness/Bumps||3.39 / 5|