Volkl Flair 79


Women's All-Mountain
Price: £575.00 (Bindings)
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
On piste short turns:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Upper Intermediate Upper Expert Upper Advanced Lower Advanced Lower Expert
Sidecut 129-79-109
Turn radius 14.1 (163cm)
Lengths 149, 156, 163, 170
Construction 3D Ridge Construction
Dual Wood Core
Extended Tip and Tail Rocker
Strengths Grips well, has plenty of energy, feels solid on the piste
Weaknesses Feels less easy to use at slower speeds

They say

Slightly wider than in previous seasons. The dual wood core and the extended tip and tail rocker allows easy turn initiation and good grip on the slopes

We say

The Flair has won previous tests in this group and still proves to be a very strong contender. It skis very well on the piste where it grips hard and feels comfortable in all turn shapes. It has a strong construction which gives it the stability and power at higher speeds, that stiffness makes it a bit less accessible at slower speeds where you can feel the tail wanting to hold on through the turn. In the off piste it fares well at speed but again, it feels less easy at slower speeds

Tester Comments

Rowena Phillips
Carves really well, gives out a smooth ride. Quite stiff so performs well but need to be managed
Llyn Mill
Hard to fault this ski. A mainly advanced skier looking for something simple would do great