Volkl Charisma

2013

Women's All-Mountain
Volkl
Price: £630.00 (Including Bindings )
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
On piste short turns:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Advanced Upper Expert
Sidecut 127-79-100
Turn radius 13.6 (149)
Lengths 142, 149, 156, 163
Construction Double Grip XTD
Bio logic geometry
Extra light wood core
Strengths Lively and playful. Great in short turns on piste
Weaknesses Not so stable at long, fast turn. Needs more width in deep off piste

They say

A new model with an ultra-light wood core and a shape completely focused on women. The stance position’s been moved forward to aid the start of the turn. 

We say

Exciting on piste, with high levels of grip and a lively, reactive shape. Tilted over, it can grip really well. Feels best suited to shorter turns, when its lively character and speed onto the edge work well. In long, fast turns it grips well, but can feel less stable - almost too reactive. In deeper snow, it copes well enough, and the rocker tip helps initiate turns. But it needs a wider shape to really perform in this environment.