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2009 Volkl The Grizzly Ski w/ Motion iPT Wide Ride 14.0 Binding Reviews

Skitazz

Versatile Versatile Versatile

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Pros: Versatile, grippy

Cons: Heavy

I bought a pair second hand to replace my volant powerkarve Ti's I am 1.80 95kg 177grizzly After a week the conlusions are... The powerswitch works, the ski behaves different when you use it and in power it is stiff, real stiff. It is wide, it is heavy, it is a solid chunk under your feet, but somehow it is not difficult to ski it at all, takes some power and energy, but what you put in you get out. Good for short swings and long high speed carving. Never got them nervous on those speeds, like tracks. Bumps are not there thing and mine neither, but never the less they behaved well. On hard pack very very grippy... Relative forgiving. But the last day with lots of fresh snow they were...
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jackbull

I would not give them up for nothing .

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Pros: Very stable , Fast , grip well

Cons: A little heavy in comparison to some skis .

I have read  a lot of reviews on the Volkl Griz...   .Most people probably won't believe me .But I've only been skiing for six weeks.  I'm 40 yrs old , 5'11'', 190lbs, very athletic. I learned to ski on the Volkl Griz 170cm ..Keep in mind . I grew up surfing, skateboarding half pipes and racing bicycles (BMX). I kept doing so through out my life . Until I moved to Colorado last year. .So,speed , balance and fear is nothing new to me .  Also keep in mind . I've been skiing three and four times a week for the past six weeks .   Now... you're probably wondering why would I buy a ski like...
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Stanley

Versatile Volkl Grizzly

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Pros: Stable in all conditions ability to change flex to suit conditions and stamina

Cons: Haven't found any yet

I've been reading some of the reviews on the Grizzly thought I'd add my comments. I'm 5'10'' 180 lbs 54 years male advanced/expert skiier. Ski mainly New Zealand North Island so lots of ice crud and spring snow...mainly heavyish powder occasionally decent but rarely over boot deep. Last year I bought a pair of 170 cm Grizzlys for a modest price on EBay had been after AC50s bit these came up and with some reservations I went for them. I expected a bit of a stodgy ski but to my surprise they have been lively and fun very easy and quick to turn. Previous skis were Atomic M11B5 and Volkl Allstars. I got bored with the Allstars really enjoyed the Atomics but after skiing Japan wanted wider...
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WaveCatcher

Cuts through crud like butter

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Pros: Incredibly powerful, loves to carve, great floatation

Cons: Heavy

6'2 230lbs 177cm Update 9/4/2011:  Since writing the original review two years ago, I had an opportunity to rent the sister ski... Volkl AC50 / 177cm for 3 days of packed powder at Heavenly Valley.  The AC50s are more fun on front side groomers, the AC50s are better at initiating turns and were more lively than the Grizzlies. IMO they held an edge even better than the Griz and the AC50 seemed to have NO speed limit!   I didn't have an opportunity to ski the AC50s in deep powder or crud, so the Griz may still hold the edge there.  If I were to buy an all-mountain ski today, I'd lean towards the AC50.   Original review: "These skis (Grizzly) are the bomb....
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TeddyG

Great skis for experts

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Pros: Incredible in the crud

Cons: Expensive

I demoed the Volkl Grizzly skis for a day at Squaw over the weekend and it was an interesting time.  As others have said, it's quite versatile, but also very intimidating.  I'm only an intermediate level skier and it was a bit too much for me handle.  It scared me early in the day and negatively affected my skiing for most of the day. It does really start to shine once you get the speed up and I couldn't believe how well it handled in crud, but I found myself leaning back in fear far too often.  I just prefer something a bit less agressive and less stiff. The Power Switch definitely works, it noticably changed the stiffness of the ski for me. If you have the skills (that I lack), it's...
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