When Völkl announced that they were phasing out their iconic Shiro in favor of a new freeride model, hardcores had this to say: "It better be good." Now that the Völkl Confession Skis are for real, it's plain that they are. With more tip and tail taper than the blunt-nosed Shiros but the same Titanal-infused personality when speed and chop rear their heads, the Confessions are meant for really fast skiers who know how to make a turn. If you're the type who usually talks about wanting a "playful" ski or who spends your time jibbing and buttering around the mountain you might do better to look elsewhere. If the word "BIG" figures prominently into your ski discussions, as in "lines," "air," and "mountain" -- the Völkl Confession Skis may be right up your alley.
Freeski Tip and Tail Rocker Makes the ski turn-friendly and allows for a stiffer flex setup. Only the shovel and tail zones bend upwards, with traditional cambering in the middle for pop.
Moderate Tip and Tail Taper
Multi-Layer Wood Core Völkl freeskiing models feature a multi-layer wood core that features 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 more secure screw retention, preventing binding pull-out, and the soft, supple poplar section allows for resilience and snap. The flex pattern is tailored to each ski model, depending on the desired performance.
Power Construction Construction utilizes traditional vertical sidewalls and a torsion box internal layup. Used in racing skis as well as all the freeskiing models, this versatile, proven construction provides tremendous grip, stability, and a smooth ride.
We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.
|Tip Width (mm)||144||144||144|
|Waist Width (mm)||117||117||117|
|Tail Width (mm)||133||133||133|
|Turning Radius (m)||23.8|
|Indiv. Ski Weight (g)||2250|
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Comments about Volkl Confession Skis 2017:
If I was a Freeride World Tour competitor or going on a heli-trip to Alaska, these are the skis I would want under my feet. I had the opportunity to ride these during a demo day last spring, and while the conditions were far from 'fresh' they were still quite fun to ski. Super burly and stiff. Definitely have an affinity for going fast, and their plow-through-anything platform responds best at high speeds — if you're skiing slowly the trees with these, good luck… You can tell these things are made for hucking big drops and charging deep, open faces. When I was able to garner enough speed to lay these hogs over, they had the strongest edgehold of any ski I've ever skied (this was surprising to me considering the hard, icey, re-frozen conditions and their girthy waist width). Riding these made me wish I was dropping into a big, steep, and open bowl -- conditions honestly wouldn't matter to much because these things felt like they would grip and rip through virtually anything. If I had room in my budget for a dedicated big mountain ski, these would definitely be one of my first choices.