Volkl Kiku

2012

Womens Big Mountain
Volkl
Price: £520.00
Overall:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Advanced Upper Expert
Sidecut 137-106-122
Turn radius 26.1 (178)
Lengths 162, 170, 178
Construction Elongated Low Profile tip
Wood core
Vertical sidewalls
Strengths Grippy, stable at speed, blasts through crud with ease
Weaknesses At slow speeds can feel harder to pivot

They say

We say

The Kiku remains unchanged from last year apart from a new top sheet. It was one of the first freeride skis to utilize a super low profile tip and it all adds to the hard charging look. As we expected the Kiku is a strong powerful ski. It feels like a fat GS ski with its fast ride, high levels of grip and immense stability at speed. In fact on the piste the Kiku absolutely flies, feeling superb at high speed long turns. In deep snow it still delivers the goods, being fast, but also easy to turn and adjust on the move. Overall, this is an ace ski, which would suit faster, more aggressive riders.

Tester Comments

Rowena Phillips
Stable for all cruddy, choppy or icy conditions, and yet soft enough to be playful in the off piste
Amanda Pirie
Solid ski to suit a strong skier who will be able to use it on and off piste