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2010 Volkl Bridge Ski

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Pros: great for freeride begginers,nimble, versalite, handles groomers really good

Cons: not so good riding switch, not for the really deep days, not good for park-pipe

I am from Central Europe ( skiing Czech rep., Bulgaria, Austria) and we get very few super deep days here and have waay more icy days ( except for Bulgaria and this season in Austria IS an exception). Still I wanted a ski that handles deeper days well and does not cost a fortune.
I am +- lvl 5/6 skier. I am 178 cm tall and weigh 72 kilos. I own the 177.Chose the back of the mounting zone. I ve been on them this whole season and they were exactly what I wanted. It took me 2-3 days to get used to them ( almost all the skis i used before were carvers).
 This is NOT a park-pipe ski despite what the ads say. The 130 shovel is significantly bigger and heavier then the tail and the tail is stiffer. That also makes riding switch harder. It still handles smaller jumps well and you still can go hit the park but it is not where it shines.
This ski is very nimble, very fun and has good edge-grip so they feel almost like a carver on groomers and they like going fast on groomed snow. 
If the snow is broken this ski does really well and outperforms lot of other skis.
As expected they are just bad on ice. The back of the ski slips and the whole thing is unstable. 
Trees is what this ski does best. If the powder is not super deep they are responsive, fun and quick and make you feel confident. With more pow you will have to lay back tho.
However this is not the quickest ski in powder, so guys who like going super fast wont like it. Does pretty good in crud.
I rarely ski moguls and steeps so I can not say much about it.
  To summarize, Bridges are best in trees, in couple of inches of powder or softer snow and do super well on groomers for their size. As versatile as they are they cant handle chest deep powder nor ice.
ps. Go for a longer size then usual because of the twin tip. 

2010 Volkl Bridge Ski
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Description:

The Volkl Bridge Alpine Ski is half big-mountain ski, half park ski. This stick will do laps in the park on sunny days and drop some insane powder lines when the storm hits. The multi-layer wood core puts a dense wood in the binding area for secure screw retention while poplar in the rest of the core adds snappiness for landing and takeoff. Volkl also used a fiberglass sheath for bomber resilience (yeah, Volkl knows your aggressive freeride style). The 92mm underfoot width and 130mm shovel give you plenty of float in the powder on those really deep days.

Details:
DetailValue
Lengths161cm, 169cm, 177cm, 185cm
Dimensions130 / 92 / 112mm
Turn Radius[161cm] 16.1m; [169cm] 17.9m; [177cm] 19.9m; [185] 22m
ConstructionPower, tough box
Core MaterialMulti-layer wood
TailTwintip
Binding SystemNo
Binding IncludedNo
Recommended UsePark & pipe, expert all / big-mountain
Manufacturer Warranty1 Year
Recommended BindingNo
Binding Type
Model Year
Recommended Level
Recommended use
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
Style: BRDG, Color: White, Size: 169cmBRDG-WHT-169821264353974
Style: BRDG, Color: White, Size: 161cmBRDG-WHT-161821264353967
Style: BRDG, Color: White, Size: 177cmBRDG-WHT-177821264353981
Style: BRDG, Color: White, Size: 185cmBRDG-WHT-185

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