Volkl Flair 81

2017

Women's All-Mountain
Volkl
Price: £575.00 (with binding)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
On piste short turns:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Upper Intermediate Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert Upper Expert
Sidecut 128-81-109
Turn radius 14.7m (163cm)
Lengths 149, 156, 163 (2,750g)
Construction Cap & sidewall combo
Carbon wood core
Tip & tail rocker
Strengths Powerful, fast and grippy on the piste
Weaknesses Less suited to powder, need to be skied fast in crud

They say

The Flair is designed for the expert and near expert skier who wants excellent grip, stability, liveliness and agility all over the mountain.

We say

This is definitely a ski that loves being on the edge and taking on speed. For piste performance they are absolutely a blast, with massive amounts of edge grip. In long turns they are amazing, with limitless grip and rock solid stability through the turn. In short turns they work very well, with the high levels of grip continuing, although they feel a bit less agile at the start of the turn. In off piste conditions they feel a bit more out of place, it feels like a performance piste ski that’s trying to cope with deeper conditions. The width underfoot does help, but they need to be skied at speed.

Tester Comments

Bella Seel
Definitely more of a piste ski than all mountain. They weren’t forgiving off piste. But they love speed and being on the edge
Rowena Phillips
Strong piste ski especially in long turns. Same in the off piste and felt stable, providing security to the skier