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2012 Volkl Grizzly


Pros: tremendous edge grip

Cons: heavy

The 2012 Grizz is my regular driver. I have skied it 25 times this year including Sun Valley and Mt. Bachelor. For me at 6'1" and 215 it is a great ski that I am able to push without it buckling. I have skied many softer skis and they just can not deliver the performance the Grizz delivers for me. I am an adv/exp skier and I ski hard. I only switch to a bigger ski when the snow gets deep. That would be my Line Mothership. Another heavy ski. Not every ski is made to be a one ski fits all. Glad Volkl stuck with the Grizz. It is made for big skiers. By the way, I have very little body hair and my knuckles are fine as well as my size large helmet.


Pros: Stiff as a muthah

Cons: Not for the meek.



Length Tested: 177

Dimensions/Turn Radius:  

Camber: Traditional

Binding: Suggested

Mount point: Suggested


Environment & Conditions:

Location of Test: Elk Mtn

Number of Runs: 1

Snow Conditions: Mixed

Demo or Own: Demo


Tester Info:

Username: Philpug

Age: 47

Height/Weight: 5'10" 185lb

Ski Days/Season: 40-60

Years Skiing: 35

Aggressiveness: Moderate (Finesse) 

Current Quiver: 12 Blizzard Bonafide, 12 DPS 112RP Pure, 12 Kastle MX88

Home Area: Squaw & Northstar

Preferred Terrain: bumps, off-piste, trees



The Grizzly returned unchanged for 2012, why did it return? Because it wanted to. So, if your knuckles drag, you have an unusual amount of back hair and an extra long cranium, Volkl has your ski. 

2012 Volkl Grizzly

Thanks to Motion iPT Wideride and a shape of 131-89-114mm, the Grizzly is wide enough to float through powder, but can also carve on hard, groomed snow with ease. Its versatility is increased even further by Power Switch Technology.with three settings for on the fly power adjustment.

Turn Radius17M@170cm
Core MaterialWood
Binding SystemMotion iPT Wideride
Binding IncludedYes
Recommended BindingSystem
Recommended useGroomed
Binding TypeSystem
Recommended LevelExpert
Model Year2012
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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