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2009 Volkl Tigershark 10 Foot Power Switch Ski w/ Motion iPT 12.0 TS Binding

Posted

Pros: Grip and edge hold

Cons: stiff in the soft snow.

I purchased these skis to replace a set of Volkl 5 stars that were showing there age.  I am 6ft and 190lbs and bought the 175s.   I have now skied them east coast, Colorada and Tahoe in conditions ranging from east coast hardpack to 18 inches of light powder and mixed icy crud.   

 

 The ski might have a top end on the groomers but I havnt found it.  It will hold an edge in a hard race turn like it is glued to the mountain no matter the snow conditions.  Get forward, lay it on edge and lean and weight as far as you dare.  Its an awesome experience. 

 

The ski will work off piste in powder and the bumps but its not really a natural.  Its stiff and heavy.  Switching off the power switch does soften the tips but it is still heavy.  I usually just leave the switch on all the time as alot of runs seem to end up back on piste eventually and I want to rip the lower mountain. 

 

I think the ski is maybe an 80/20 frontside backside ski.  If your used to working a narrow ski off piste you can maybe stretch that backside potential a bit. 

 

 

 

 

Posted

Pros: GRIP GRIP GRIP

Cons: not that great in deep crud

Was looking for an all mountain ski that would let you carve on hardpack and this is it.  I ski SoCal a lot and when its hard and icy, this ski is my Ginsu Knife.  Tons of grip, slices up the ice and inspires confidence.  Works great on the whole hill but i've taken it through boot deep powder and its a real bear as you don't have a ton of surface area under foot.  however.... on the groomers, you can give the alpine carving snowboard guys a run for their money laying down trenches.  Two ski quiver, this one for the hardpack and dynastar mythic riders for mammoth, crud and deep.    eyeing a 100cm wide ski to round out the trifecta.  would buy these again if they were stolen.

Posted

Pros: Ski rips on almost any frontside snow conditions

Cons: A little pricy

Purchased this ski replacing a Volkl S5 and it was worth every penny. Turn on the powerswitch and rip the hardpack. Turn it off for softer snow and bumps,you can really tell the difference. Only backfall is the width,for deeper snow,which is why I now have the Volkl Bridge.

Posted

Pros: Fast

Cons: Price

My favorite on-piste ski. A very fast ski, superb grip, very exciting to drive. I must admit I haven't used the Power-Switch much as I have it "on" almost all the time. Great for the eastern mountains, I love this ski.
2009 Volkl Tigershark 10 Foot Power Switch Ski w/ Motion iPT 12.0 TS Binding
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Description:

Just like the notoriously aggressive and wide ranging fish that shares its name, the Volkl Tigershark 10 Foot Power Switch Alpine Ski roams the resort, shredding everything in its path. This mean bastard s backbone consists of two full length sections of Volkl s Extended Wood Core on either side of the ski, both laminated to a lower layer of titanium providing a stiff, responsive, and vibration-absorbing flex. The Tigershark 10 Foot also combines an aggressive sidecut with a relatively wide footprint for killer performance whether you re making tracks on fresh corduroy or in virgin powder. Volkl built the integrated iPT 12.0 Motion TS Binding into the ski for a rigid connection for better energy transfer on any surface.

Details:
DetailValue
Lengths161cm, 168cm, 175cm, 182cm
Dimensions121 / 73 / 105mm
Turn Radius[161cm] 12.9m; [168cm] 14.3m; [175cm] 15.8m; [182cm] 17.3m
ConstructionExtended Double Grip
Core MaterialExtended wood core
TailFlat
Binding SystemMotion iPT
Binding IncludedYes
Recommended UseAdvanced to expert resort skiing
Manufacturer Warranty1 Year
Recommended Binding
Additional Info
Binding Type
Model Year
Recommended Level
Recommended use
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
Style: TS10, Color: Black, Size: 161cmTS10-BLK-161
Style: TS10, Color: Black, Size: 168cmTS10-BLK-168
Style: TS10, Color: Black, Size: 175cmTS10-BLK-175
Style: TS10, Color: Black, Size: 182cmTS10-BLK-182821264351963
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