Essenza is Volkl's new women's collection and it replaces the Attiva collection. Like Attiva, all Essenza models (six total) feature women-specific geometry, flex, and stance (according to Volkl, these three attributes decrease stress and fatigue on leg muscles and joints). The difference is that Essenza models add tip rocker to that recipe for easy turn initiation and better handling in soft and broken snow. The Allura sits atop the collection's performance ladder, and is designed for expert women looking for a snappy, strong carver. At 75mm in the waist, it's the slightly narrower, more frontside specific sister of the 79-waisted Charisma.