Volkl Volkl Shiro Skis 2013

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With the fully rockered Volkl Shiro Skis you’ll have full control in powder or on piste. With your ability to transfer all your energy directly to the ski, you’ll find that any terrain is your new best friend.

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: Powder More 
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker More 
  • Turning Radius: Long More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Tail Type: Partial Twin Tip More 
  • Ski Awards: Powder Magazine Skier's Choice, Freeskier Editor's Pick, Ski Magazine Gold Medal Gear, Skiing Magazine Ski of the Year, Skiing Magazine Official Selection
  • Warranty: 1 Year More 
Size (cm) 173 183 193 203
Tip Width (mm) 151 151 151 151
Waist Width (mm) 119 119 119 119
Tail Width (mm) 135 135 135 135
Turning Radius (m) 23.3 26.4 30.1 33.7

Other Notes

Volkl products can only be shipped within the United States

Reviews

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Volkl Shiro Skis 2013
 
4.3

(based on 9 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great flotation (7)
  • Good carving ability (5)
  • Durable (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Smooth ride (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Powder skiing (6)
  • Downhill (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional (5), Expert (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

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(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Shiro's Darlings or Demons?

By 

from Crystal Mt / Squaw Valley / Snowbird

About Me Professional

Pros

  • Durable
  • Flat Snow Pow Or Groom
  • Good Carving Ability
  • Great Flotation
  • Scratch Resistant
  • Smooth On Smooth Snow
  • Smooth Ride
  • Wheelie Masters

Cons

  • Bucky In Rutted Or Bumps
  • Cannot Forward Pressure
  • Heavy
  • Poor Ride
  • Sticky To Get In Air

Best Uses

    Comments about Volkl Shiro Skis 2013:

    I am 6'4.5" and 175lbs. I skied the 193's and 183's, mounted 2cm forward of recommended. Both were exceptionally smooth, great carving and turning on smooth snow wether groomers or fresh pow. The 193's felt a bit heavy, and the 183's were more playful. The 193's were resistant to getting in the air in pow, which I found very annoying. The 183's where easier to pop up into the air but still more work then a more conventional rockered ski with mid camber. One may think the 193's might be difficult turning in trees and tight areas, but they were easy to navigate in trees. However.... I found that in any snow condition where the snow was bumpy or rough, they were bucky, very difficult, uncomfortable and unstable at speed. One just had to simply slow them down. This was unlike other powder skis of width that I find more stable and skiable, in powder over bumps, cut rough and rutty end of the day snow or second day snow. I found the primary issue being one can not press forward and use forward presssure on the ski, they just simply rock further forward with their constant curve rocker. This same rocker makes them turn wonderfully on smooth groomers or smooth frsh powder, but awful over rugged variable terrain. Landing airs needs to be centered to back or they roll too easily over the tips, bizarely the skis are very controllable in "wheelie" mode, but I am more comfortable on a ski you can stomp on the balls of your feet, not have to be on your heels. Summary, great for that heli trip, not for worked over snow or ungroomed resort runs, I cant believe the reviews that refer to them as an "all mountain" ski.

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    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Volkl Shiro 183 CM

    By 

    from Richmond BC

    About Me Professional

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Great Flotation
    • Powder Crud And Slush
    • Smooth Ride

    Cons

    • Chatters On Ice

    Best Uses

    • Deep snow
    • Powder Skiing

    Comments about Volkl Shiro Skis 2013:

    Beautiful powder/deep snow ski that performs extremely well for what it was built for. Don't be shy on going a little longer than you normally would as this ski feels very short due to the full rocker. Definitely not a one quiver ski as it sucks on ice and firm hard pack. The ski has a very long radius with very little side cut 26.4 meters with the 183 CM but feels more like 30m. It can be carved at high speeds ok but not very good at low and medium speeds.
    Buy it if you live out West for that 30cm 1 foot + dump but if you are looking for a do everything ski forget it, buy a Kendo or Mantra or possibly a Gotama

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Big and Fun.

    By 

    from Seattle

    About Me Expert

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Chopped up powder
    • Crud
    • Downhill
    • Powder Skiing

    Comments about Volkl Shiro Skis 2013:

    I am 6'6", 220, and I have spend 10 days on the 203cm Shiro now. I love the ski. It is not without its flaws. First, it is heavy. But then again, I got a 203cm powder ski, so I expected some weight. Also, it is a little too much to move through the bumps, but I give it my all.

    Other than that, I have no complaints. I have heard people complain that this ski doesn't do well in chopped up snow, crud or groomers, but I disagree. Granted, you cannot give it a half effort. But with my shins pressed forward it just plows through, even with the somewhat aggressive rocker.

    It also carves like a GS ski on groomers, but again, this doesn't come with a half effort. However, with an aggressive stance and some force, the ski bites nicely on hard snow and can carve some trenches in the corduroy.

    Of course, the float in powder is great. I used it in 39" (not a typo) of new at Stevens Pass and of course had a blast. I have it mounted +2, which I think is perfect, btw. Also got some use on a few deep-ish days in Utah. Again, great ski for tight cottonwood trees.

    It is also stiff enough that I can land drops a little behind center and not have to backslap every time.

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    STOMP MASTER

    By 

    from Salt Lake City, UT

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Maneuver
    • Good Carving Ability
    • Great Flotation

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Downhill
      • Powder Skiing

      Comments about Volkl Shiro Skis 2013:

      This powder specific ski is a great resort weapon for more than just deep snow. I love this ski because it floats like a boat and carves its way to the lift line once you're back on the trail. I have had frustrating experiences landing big airs with other reverse camber skis but the Shiro seems to provide the right amount of tail and surface area to ride out of those four point landings without putting you in the back seat. Its shovel tip will help to keep you from faceplanting through the trees. I was very impressed by how much the tapered tail maneuvers and reacts when making quick, tight turns. I love this ski and use it almost every day of the season.

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Shiro Review

      By 

      from Seattle, WA

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      Comments about Volkl Shiro Skis 2013:

      My first time on the Shiro was probably like a lot of other people's. Pretty blown away by its versatility. The Shiro is Volkl's answer to a deep day at the resort ski, something that you can ski all day on after a dump. From 12" new to sun baked crud to the groomers back to the lift. There isn't a ton of energy from turn to turn due to the camber or lack thereof so it's not a super exciting ski edge to edge but it more than makes up for it with stability and edge grip. If you like a traditional Volkl feel this will be right up your alley.

       
      4.0

      great all mountain ski

      By 

      from Bethesda, Maryland

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Carving Ability
      • Great Flotation
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Groomed Terrain
        • Powder Skiing

        Comments about Volkl Shiro Skis 2013:

        Needed an all mountain ski that handled powder and crud well. The Shiro is that and more. Surprisingly fun on groomers it shines in powder and crud. Flaps around on brokers and when not on edge but to be expected with rocker. Got the 173 and I weigh 170 pounds. Definitely could've gone longer but love the length for trees. Overall a great ski.

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        4.0

        2013 Shiro

        By 

        from New York,NY

        About Me Expert

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Carving Ability
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • NA

        Best Uses

        • Powder Skiing

        Comments about Volkl Shiro Skis 2013:

        Powder

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        5.0

        Shiro, the ultimate powder ski!

        By 

        from Vail, CO

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cross-Country
          • Downhill
          • Moguls
          • Powder Skiing

          Comments about Volkl Shiro Skis 2013:

          I use the Volkl Shiro skis for all mountain riding, although they are in their best element when in powder. You will find this ski to be versatile for expert skiers and easy to manage on groomed terrain. The size makes them a heavier ski, but it provides a good leverage for expert skiers.

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          5.0

          Volkl Shiro Review - Powder Day

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          from San Diego

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          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Great Flotation
          • Lightweight
          • Powder Hounds
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Steep Deep

            Comments about Volkl Shiro Skis 2013:

            We tested out the Volkl Shiro Skis in Lake Tahoe, California on a few Powder days at Squaw Valley.

            Great skis, very versatile and really crave speed, deep powder and the steeps, but also perform on the groomers when in a pinch, check out the video for more in depth review.

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