Volkl Flair 79

2019

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 Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Advanced Upper Expert
Sidecut 129-79-109
Turn radius 15.6m (170cm)
Lengths 149, 156, 163, 170
Construction Cap & sidewall combo
Steel, synthetic & wood core
Tip & tail rocker
Strengths Powerful, grippy. Rock solid stability at speed
Weaknesses Feels harder work at slower speeds and is more focused on strong skiers

They say

The extended tip and tail rocker ski with 79mm waist is powered by steel and comes with a 3D Ridge construction and a center sidewall. The base, wood core and GripWalk compatible WideRide binding allows a playful and sporty riding style.

We say

The RTM has huge abilities on the piste. This is a ski which has a stiff, powerful construction that allows it to give back very high levels of grip and bullet proof stability at speed. Coming out of the turn it gives strong rebound, which accelerates you into the new turn, while its sidecut seems adept and at any type of turn shape. It’s a high energy ski that feels at home when tearing around the piste. Inevitably that stiff flex, and relatively heavy weight in this category makes it less user friendly at slower speeds in powder or chopped up variable conditions, it’s definitely one for fast, confident skiers.

Tester Comments

Rowena Phillips
A powerful ski with solid torsional flex and a stiff tail that provides great stability off piste, especially at speed.
Eilidh McLeod
Strong and stable, but slightly rockered through the tip so it gave a nice smooth turn initiation. Beefy and heavy so more difficult for lighter skiers.