Volkl AC50

2011

Men's All-Mountain
Volkl
Price: £650.00 (with binding)
Overall:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Advanced Upper Expert
Sidecut 128-85-112
Turn radius 18 (177)
Lengths 163, 170, 177, 184
Construction Wood core
XTD Sensor construction
Titanium reinforcement
Strengths Very high levels of grip. Solid in long, fast turns.
Weaknesses A little one-dimensional - best for long,fast turns.

They say

We say

This is a rock-solid ski on the piste, the extra Powergrip channeling over the edges doing its job. At speed, it's very comfortable, with no limits on edge-hold. The AC50 feels quite a heavy ski, which gives it an air of indestructibility when going hard and fast. At slower speeds, and in shorter turns, it feels less maneuverable. Overall, a fast, grippy ski that would suit heavier skiers.

Tester Comments

Mark Jones
Very grippy; very good in long turns. Feels like a strong construction
Lee Townend
Go fast or go home! Hard work at slower speeds