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Volkl Gotama Skis 2011

Volkl Gotama Skis 2011: The Dalai Lama himself couldn’t ask for a better big mountain ski. For those shredders who want a playful twin tip for big mountain riding, yet need something balanced enough to kick it in the groomers also. Check out the roaring switch capabilities of the Volkl Gotama Skis, or just cruise some pow in these floaty snow sticks. It’s all possible and it’s all delightful with the Volkl Gotama Ski.
Shape
Utilizes Volkl’s Extended Low Profile (ELP) rocker design which features 4 key attributes working together to enhance performance. Volkl engineers continue to refine their rocker designs to adapt to various end uses, but the basic principle remains: an elongated, gradual bend, when put on edge, provides full, uniform edge/snow contact for better control on groomed snow, combined with unparalleled maneuverability in soft snow. These four key attributes are: 1) Round shape throughout: allowing easy smearing and speed control without sacrificing firm snow performance. 2) Flex: Flex zones are stiffer in the front, providing stability, and medium flex on the mid-body, for ease of turning on groomers. 3) ELP, each sidecut is specially formulated to the ski, aiding in performance on the snow, whether its powder or groomers. 4) Lower Tip Shape: provides a smooth ride on the groomed, and rides high in soft snow since there is a consistent bend throughout the ski.
Construction
Power construction powered by carbon features traditional vertical sidewalls. Featured throughout the Volkl freeskiing collection, this versatile, proven construction provides tremendous grip, stability, and sensitivity. Tough box construction features a multi-layer wood core wrapped with a composite/fiberglass sheath to create the ultimate resilience and snap for the freeskiing models. Surrounding the core in the mid-body of the ski, it adds snap, strength, and binding screw retention.
Flex
Multi-layer wood core with two different densities of wood. In the binding attachment area, a dense, ash core is used, while in the rest of the ski, the core is poplar. The more dense wood creates secure screw retention and stability, while the softer poplar section allows for resilience and snap.
Binding Compatibility
Requires brake width of 110mm to 120mm

Specs

  • Terrain: Powder
    Powder
    These skis are for the deep days. If you like to find powder stashes at your local resort, go on backcountry missions for the freshest of fresh or heli ski trips to BC, powder skis are what you need to stay afloat. Skis in the powder category are wide and most often have some form of rocker or early rise plus a relatively soft flex. Many powder skis today are versatile enough to handle mixed conditions and harder snow.
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert
    Advanced-Expert
    Whether you charge the steepest lines, carve with race-like precision, hit the biggest jumps or halfpipes; advanced to expert level skis/snowboards are for the more aggressive rider. You will often find the addition of layers of metal, carbon, bamboo, or other stringers in these. These features work to make a stiffer ski/snowboard with more power and rebound.
  • Rocker Type: Rocker
    Rocker
    Rocker (also called reverse-camber) is just as it sounds – camber turned upside down. Rocker skis have a side profile with a smooth downward curvature and a contact point at the middle of the ski. Rocker skis excel in deep powder. This profile provides the skis with less tip and tail hang up to prevent from catching edges and allows the skis to initiate turns extremely quickly. This profile doesn’t perform as well in icy conditions or on harder snow but if you spend lots of time in deep, untracked snow and like a more playful ski, Rocker is a great choice.
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Tail Type: Partial Twin Tip
    Partial Twin Tip
    Partial twin tip skis have a tail that is turned up, but not as much as the tip. This gives you the ability to ski backwards and back out of tight spaces, but these skis are mainly designed to ski forward.
  • Warranty: 1 Year
  • Tip Width (mm): 137
  • Waist Width (mm): 106
  • Tail Width (mm): 122
Size (cm) 170 178 186 194
Turning Radius (m) 23.6 26.1 28.8 31.5
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