Volkl Flair 78

2018

Top Performer
Women's All-Mountain
Volkl
Price: £545.00 (with binding)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
On piste short turns:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Advanced Upper Expert Upper Intermediate
Sidecut 126-78-106
Turn radius 14.5m (163cm)
Lengths 149, 156, 163 (2,761g)
Construction Cap & sidewall combo
Steel, lightweight wood & synthetic core
Tip rocker
Strengths Amazing on the piste, strong and grippy, yet still great in backcountry conditions
Weaknesses More width would help in powder

They say

It’s designed to give advanced skiers an agile, smooth skiing ride to ski the slopes all day without fatigue.

We say

Typically of Volkl, the Flair is an absolute blast on the piste, it feels incredibly stable for an all mountain ski, and is some ways would surpass many more specialized piste performance skis. Levels of grip are massive and it is consistently solid and strong throughout the whole arc. Surprisingly, for this stellar performance on the piste, it’s actually really playful and fun in the deep stuff as well, for sure most skiers would prefer a wider platform, but the flex and profile do help to make it good fun in these conditions.

Tester Comments

Tessera Swallow
I like this ski! Off piste is really easy, just stand on them, while on piste they feel fun and confident
Natasha Edwards
Good on piste, felt stable at speed, comfortable in all turn shapes