Volkl Aura

2013

Women's Freeride
Volkl
Price: £520.00 (Including Bindings )
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Steeps:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Expert Upper Expert
Sidecut 131-96-114
Turn radius 20.2 (163)
Lengths 156, 163, 170
Construction Titanium reinforcement
Rocker tip with traditional camber underfoot
Strengths Stable and strong at speed: no limits
Weaknesses Very stiff. Definitely only suited to strong, aggressive riders

They say

Best suited to fast, confident skiers, the Aura is for experts and near-experts who can also take on the groomed when the snow gets firm. It has a 96mm waist, a full Sensorwood Light core and two sheets of titanium for stability in any conditions. The powerful, stiff construction offers high levels of grip and rock-solid stability at speed. When pushed, it gives generous support - the flex feels smooth and uniform throughout its length. 

We say

In powder it can handle big, fast turns with ease. Quite a hard-core ski. At slower speeds and in shorter turns it’s hard work, but for high-speed blasts it’s superb. 

Tester Comments

Lynn Mill
A ski to suit someone heavy or a skier with a lot of power. Stiff and fast
Rowena Phillips
Strong, stiff ski for fast, powerful skiing off piste