Völkl Ledge (2014)
With no carbon reinforcement, the Ledge is basically the value version of the Step, positioned just below it in Volkl's Freestyle collection of park and pipe skis. It's a center-mount, symmetrical-sidecut design. Tip and tail rocker give it a loose feel that makes it easy to pivot for backward/forward riding. Four park-ready models dominate Volkl's youthful Freestyle collection, but it also includes a value-priced do-it-all tweener ski, the Alley, and (because where else in the line are you going to put it?) a competition bump ski, the Mogul. There are three all-park-all-the-time designs: The Wall is the top model, athlete-built; the Step and Ledge are more affordable. The Kink has a more traditional, tapered shape for additional all-mountain versatility. All are metal-free, wood-core constructions, denser underfoot for good binding retention, lighter at the extremities for whippy swing-weight. Some (Wall, Kink, Step) have carbon reinforcement.
|Level||Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced|
|Lengths||147, 155, 163, 171, 179|