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Volkl Chiara Skis + Essenza 4Motion 11.0 TC Bindings - Women's 2014

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For intermediate to advanced female skiers looking for an exciting front side ride with effortless handling, the Völkl Chiara Skis + Essenza 4Motion 11.0 TC Bindings package is a dream come true. Its new construction provides the skier with both lighter weight and a flatter stance than previous models. This is the most exciting women's game improvement ski in years!

Product Details

Rocker Type

Tip RockerAn early-rise tip design. The combination of an early rise tip and a classic camber profile in the rest of the ski provides easy, smooth turn entry regardless of conditions. In softer snow the ski is incredibly forgiving, floats better, and requires less energy to ride.

Flex

Bio-Logic FlexVölkl engineers carefully match the flex of all Bio-Logic models to work in synergy with proper stance and geometry. Stiffer in the front of the ski for quick turn initiation, and softer in the tail for easy turn exit, the Bio-Logic flex enhances flex distribution and gives the skier the ultimate in comfort and control. The new Essenza models now incorporate tip rocker in their flex patterns.

Sidecut

Bio-Logic SidecutBio-Logic sidecut shapes are wider in the tip, and narrower in the tail than unisex skis, featuring a specific, progressive design that has a tighter radius in the front of the ski and a longer radius toward the tail. The narrower tail allows the skier to finish the turn with less effort, reducing the load on the knees. Rocker makes the overall ride smoother and more maneuverable regardless of snow conditions.

Core

Xtra-LightIn the new V-Werks and Essenza series, along with the Backcountry series, Völkl's Xtra-light wood cores are created using lighter weight Pauwlonia wood, with channels milled out of the bottom of the core. Snappy and resilient, these high tech wood cores save weight while improving performance.

Laminates

Powered by SteelA thin layer of steel provides excellent torsional rigidity and stability on choppy snow.

Additional Features

Bio-Logic StanceBio-Logic models with rocker now utilize the profile of the ski to create a more level stance. This allows the stance to be adjusted without adding an extra spacer in the binding. Bio-Logic allows you to ski without overloading of the quad muscles, making your skiing more relaxed and enjoyable.

XTD TransmissionXTD Transmission follows a similar philosophy to Dual XTD Transmission, although the reinforcement is less pronounced, giving the ski a softer feel. Optimized for ambitious intermediates, the ski’s construction provides plenty of power transmission, allowing the skier to rise to the next level of speed and confidence.

Included Bindings

4Motion 11.0 TC Essenza BindingsDIN 3-11 / Triple Pivot Compact toe / Comfort heel

Bindings Do Not Come Mounted to SkisAlways have a certified binding technician mount and adjust your bindings.

Specs

  • Terrain: All-Mountain, Carving More 
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber More 
  • Turning Radius: Short
  • Core/Laminates: Metal, Wood
  • Tail Type: Flat More 
  • DIN: Release Value Low: 3
  • DIN / Release Value High: 11
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Size (cm) 141 148 155 162
Tip Width (mm) 123 123 123 123
Waist Width (mm) 77 77 77 77
Tail Width (mm) 97 97 97 97
Turning Radius (m) 12.5 14.0 15.7 17.4

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Volkl Chiara Skis + Essenza 4Motion 11.0 TC Bindings - Women's 2014
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Ladies Skis

By 

from Northern NJ

About Me Expert

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Foregiving
  • Nimble
  • responsive
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Mountain

    Comments about Volkl Chiara Skis + Essenza 4Motion 11.0 TC Bindings - Women's 2014:

    I bought these for my wife after she demo'd a couple of different skis and tried these a couple of different times. She is an intermediate skier @ 4'11" but she skis with me on most anything black & double black on the East at places like Sugarbush, Jay Peak & Killington. This ski gave her great confidence and I saw her progress very quickly when on these skis compared to other more capable skis that were too stiff for her liking. This is going to be a great ski for her to advance her skills and technique.

    These skis offer a nice balance of stability and responsiveness. Edge hold was very stable in the majority of situations and the flex enabled her to make her way through the moguls with confidence while building her skill set. The relatively large shovel up front for a short ski (Wife skis the 141) give some nice lift and float in the fluff and helps bust crud.

    These skis also look GREAT! Clean flowing graphics in a great color spectrum. The only issue at all is that the skis can be a bit tricky to separate when the binding brakes are tightly connected.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Volkl Chiara Skis + Essenza 4Motion 2014

    By 

    from San Diego,CA

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Carved Wood Top
    • Clear Diamond Like Gem At
    • Click In And Out With Eas
    • Color Charming
    • Edges Stay Sharp
    • Fast For Length
    • Fast Stopping
    • Glittered
    • Gs Smooth
    • Lightweight
    • Matching Bindings Unique
    • Moguls Quick
    • Stylish
    • Takes Every Hill With Qui
    • Transistions Into All Ter

    Cons

    • Doesn't Glow In Dark
    • Need A Spot To Place Your
    • Not Find Matching Poles
    • Top Scratches Up

    Best Uses

    • Giant Slalom
    • Jumps
    • Moguls
    • Packed Powder
    • Short Slalom

    Comments about Volkl Chiara Skis + Essenza 4Motion 11.0 TC Bindings - Women's 2014:

    Using equipment thus far on smaller mountain terrains with multiple conditions except powder so far(Jan 13 2014) It's a very quick ski for the short length I got. I am used to 190's and bought a much shorter size and I'm glad I did since I am a great deal older now too. Lighter weight. Very pretty. Glamorous even. And did I say fast! So far nothing bad to say. Only slid out once end of the 2nd day popped right back up! Really like these skiis and am so glad I updated my gear. 2014!

     
    5.0

    Fast, responsive, quick and pretty!

    By 

    from Moore Township, PA

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Holds Up To Speed
    • Lightweight
    • Plows Through Crud
    • Quick On The Turns

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Volkl Chiara Skis + Essenza 4Motion 11.0 TC Bindings - Women's 2014:

        Love these skis!I ski here in PA, so spend most of my time in less than perfect conditions. The skis have held on ice, plowed through crud and were stable when I flew past the fools that are on the expert trails with their rental skis/boards and have no idea what a turn is! They are every bit as nimble as my slalom skis, but much more forgiving.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great intermediate to advanced ski !!

        By 

        from Redwood City

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Carve And Turn Well
        • Fast
        • Lightweight
        • Stylish
        • Very Agile

        Cons

        • Limited Utility Off Piste

        Best Uses

        • Groomed
        • Hard Pack
        • Icy Conditions
        • Speed

        Comments about Volkl Chiara Skis + Essenza 4Motion 11.0 TC Bindings - Women's 2014:

        Great Ski at the price. Very agile and fast, great control, just fun to ride.
        I bought it as I ski mostly on groomed terrain.
        Binding is great and easy to install. Great package.

        Not a ski that you would want to ride off piste.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Good deal and service

        By 

        from Newtown PA

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Volkl Chiara Skis + Essenza 4Motion 11.0 TC Bindings - Women's 2014:

            good deal - not tested as its a gift

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            4.0

            Great intermediate/advanced intermediate

            By 

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Intermediate

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Weight
            • Well Constructed

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Powder
              • Speed

              Comments about Volkl Chiara Skis + Essenza 4Motion 11.0 TC Bindings - Women's 2014:

              These skis are very well weighted for intermediate/advanced intermediate skiers. The construction is very solid and great powder skis. Highly recommend

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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