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Volkl Gotama Skis 2013

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Be as zen as the master Gautama Buddha himself with the Volkl Gotama Skis. Their full rocker, vertical sidewalls, and torsion box all give you the power you need to be the most graceful, controlled master on the mountain. For advanced skiers who want a playful big mountain ski that you can also ski all around the mountain as an everyday ski.

Product Details

Shape

Full Rocker is a smooth, gradual bend from tip to tail with matching sidecut and flex. The Extended Low Profile of Full Rocker gives the skier all the benefits of added maneuverability in soft snow while also delivering smooth, graceful arcs on groomed terrain. It gives you full, uninterrupted edge contact for uncanny smoothness and predictability.

Construction

Multi-layer Sensorwood is CNC milled using vertically laminated Poplar and Beech wood.

Power/Tough Box Powered by Carbon is Volkl’s longest-running construction that utilizes traditional vertical sidewalls and a torsion box internal layup. This construction provides tremendous grip, stability, and a smooth ride.

Binding Compatibility

Bindings not included. We recommend a brake width that is equal to the ski waist width and at most 15mm wider.

Specs

  • Terrain: All-Mountain, Powder More 
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker More 
  • Turning Radius: Long More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Tail Type: Full Twin Tip More 
  • Ski Awards: Freeskier Editor's Pick, Powder Magazine Skier's Choice, Ski Magazine Gold Medal Gear, Skiing Magazine Official Selection
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Size (cm) 170 178 186 194
Tip Width (mm) 139 139 139 139
Waist Width (mm) 107 107 107 107
Tail Width (mm) 123 123 123 123
Turning Radius (m) 22.5 24.9 27.4 30

Reviews

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Volkl Gotama Skis 2013
 
4.9

(based on 10 reviews)

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    (9)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good grip (6)
  • Great flotation (6)
  • Durable (5)
  • Good carving ability (5)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Powder skiing (8)
  • Downhill (4)
  • Groomed terrain (4)
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    • Was this a gift?:
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sick All Mountain Tool

By 

from Salt Lake City, UT

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Grip
  • Great Flotation
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth Ride

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Downhill
    • Groomed Terrain
    • Powder Skiing

    Comments about Volkl Gotama Skis 2013:

    This is a great All mountain ski built for nearly all conditions. It is really great in pow and corn snow. Because of the revers camber running through the entire length of the ski, it does take a little bit to get used to. It will feel strange at first but once you get used to it you will love the benefits of having it on deeper days. Having the reverse camber running through the length of the ski will provide you with edge contact from tip to tail when carving turns on hard pack or groomers. I use this ski for touring because it is light and works well in all backcountry conditions.

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    • No

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Goooootama!

    By 

    from Seattle

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    Comments about Volkl Gotama Skis 2013:

    Great ski for solid on piste skiers looking to venture into the back and side country. It's versatile enough to handle anything with it's mid-wide waist and rocker/camber combination. I found them to have serious edge hold and easy turn initiationon on the groomers. These would make a legit touring set up for sure.

     
    5.0

    Great Skis

    By 

    from Denver, Co

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Carving Ability
    • Good Grip
    • Great Flotation

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Powder Skiing

      Comments about Volkl Gotama Skis 2013:

      Love these skis for Colorado skiing!

       
      5.0

      It's a classic for a reason

      By 

      from Denver, CO

      About Me Expert

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Great Flotation
      • Lightweight
      • Smooth Ride

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Downhill
        • Powder Skiing

        Comments about Volkl Gotama Skis 2013:

        Gotama = outstanding. It's a classic for a reason. Perfect soft snow ski for typical CO conditions. Tours okay. too. Not ideal for really hard snow, but that's not what I use this ski for.

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        • No
         
        5.0

        A true one quiver ski

        By 

        from Sun Valley, Idaho

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Carving Ability
        • Good Grip
        • Great Flotation
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Groomed Terrain
          • Powder Skiing

          Comments about Volkl Gotama Skis 2013:

          The Gotama has exceeded my expectations in every sense. From wind crust to pow, bumps to groom, the ski turns tight in trees and is agile beyond words.

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          • No
           
          5.0

          Third set of these skis

          By 

          from Petaluma, CA

          About Me Expert

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Carving Ability
          • Good Grip
          • Great Flotation
          • Scratch Resistant
          • Smooth Ride

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Downhill
          • Powder Skiing
          • Racing

          Comments about Volkl Gotama Skis 2013:

          Great all mountain ski. Does everything well. Pretty good GS ski as well

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          5.0

          Extremely Versatile Ski

          By 

          from Reno, NV

          About Me Expert

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Grip
          • Lightweight
          • Smooth Ride

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Cross-Country
            • Downhill
            • Groomed Terrain
            • Moguls
            • Powder Skiing

            Comments about Volkl Gotama Skis 2013:

            The Gotamas are easily one of the most versatile, if not the most versatile, skis I've ever ridden. The rocker profile is enough to keep the tips up in deeper snow and they're wide enough to ride near the surface of the soft stuff. Very easy to handle on groomers at the resort and not too heavy to hike with if you want. There are better dedicated powder skis and there are skis that probably perform better on hard snow and groomers and bumps, but as an all-mountain ski, the Gotamas are very hard to beat.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Good goats

            By 

            from Fairplay, CO.

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Decent Float
            • Good Carving Ability
            • Snappy
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Groomed Terrain
              • Powder Skiing

              Comments about Volkl Gotama Skis 2013:

              They're my second pair. Great one ski quiver for a Colorado skier. Quick enough for short radius, stable enough for high speed groomers, great powder ski and decent float for spring slush.

               
              5.0

              I love 'em!!!!

              By 

              from Penticton, B.C

              About Me Expert

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              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Volkl Gotama Skis 2013:

                    This is a great all mountain ski. I demo'd several skiis on a deep powder day. These were super easy to turn in the deep stuff between tight trees. I took them down a "world cup" bump run in about a foot of powder and was shocked how awesome they were. I feel feerless in the powder riding the Gotama's. I take them places I would never try on my older Head Monster's. I thought I'd use them for deep powder days but they are so darn good at all conditions, I ski on them 85% of the time. The rest of the time I ski on Hart F17's.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Awesome!

                    By 

                    from Boston, MA

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Good Carving Ability
                    • Good Grip
                    • Great Flotation
                    • Lightweight
                    • Smooth Ride

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Moguls
                      • Powder Skiing

                      Comments about Volkl Gotama Skis 2013:

                      These skis will become your all time favorites. Bombs in the POW, the crud, awesome in the woods and my new favorite all mountain ski. My only suggestion is to not crash when jumping off a cliff and ending your season like I did. Just found out I need shoulder surgery his morning... Again, ugh.

                      Buy these, you won't regret it!

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