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Volkl Aura's

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

HI All,

I'm thinking about picking up a set of Volkl Aura's for my wife. They're very attractively priced at a local ski shop. Does anyone have any feedback pro or con on these skis?

TIA,

Bob

post #2 of 10

You'd be better off asking on a woman's ski forum instead of here, but..your wife would have to ask on SkiDiva.  

 

The Auras were extremely popular 2-3 years ago, I have four friends with them and they have not "moved on" to other skis.  I demoed them a few years back before the slight rocker and increase in width and thought they were a LOT OF FUN, even if I didn't pick them for myself.  They are fairly lively because of their Volkl heritage.  If your wife likes a damper ski like a K2, she might not like the Volkl "feel".  Since we don't know a thing about your wife's abilities, target terrain, favorite ski type, etc., it's a bit hard to answer your question.  After all, every ski has someone who likes it and someone else who hates it.  

post #3 of 10

My wife loves hers.

Although she has moved on to the Kenja.

 

She uses them everywhere. PSIA level 3

post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the replies. Linda is a level 8-9 skier and has been using Volkl Explosives for the last 12 years. It's clearly time to move on to a newer ski. She is mostly interested in getting another ski for powder, but likes the idea of having one that carves too.

Bob

post #5 of 10

I skied a pair of first-generation Auras until the middle of last season. Great skis, I bet she will love them.

 

The only "down" side to mine was that I bought them (back in 2007, or whatever) as powder boards, so I had the bindings mounted traditionally (1 cm back from the women's mount) and they are 177s -- but then I liked them so much I used them as everyday all-mountain skis, too, so at times they weren't quite turny enough in hard bumps and narrow spaces. But they are extremely light and maneuverable, so throwing them around when necessary is really easy to do. They have been relegated to my hiking skis (light boards with Salomon z12ti's, they weigh about 5 oz apiece, lol); I should clean them up and ski them again sometime. 

post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 

Well, she ended up choosing the Nordica Nemesis. I sure hope she was right.

Bob

post #7 of 10

I have a friend on the men's version of that and you can't shut him up about them.  

post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 

That's good to hear, sibhusky. Thanks for the input.

Bob

post #9 of 10


I have the Kenja's and love them. 

 

Hope she enjoys her Nemesis! Saw some good talk about them on the Ski Diva forums. 

 

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Originally Posted by trees View Post

My wife loves hers.

Although she has moved on to the Kenja.

 

She uses them everywhere. PSIA level 3



 

post #10 of 10

 My new-to-me Volkl Auras with Marker Baron bindings will arrive sometime this weekend. The decision to purchase was largely based on the positive feedback from this thread and others.

Thanks for the reviews, everyone!

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