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Ski Make: Volkl
Ski Model: 05 Gotama
Ski Length: 183
Snow Conditions Used In: 18-24" Powder (Skied it before the winds blew all the snow away)
Number of Days Used: 1/2
Your Ability: Expert
How Many Years Have You Been Skiing: 27
Avg. Days per Year Skiing: 40+
Other Skis You Like: Volkl AX4 188cm, Volkl Gotama 183cm
Your Height/Weight: 5'9"/185
Comments: The '05 Gotama has 2 stringers of Titinal along the top edge of the ski, which makes it a little snappier than the '04 Gotama. The stringers also protect the topskin more from chipping. So with being a litter stiffer, the Gotama is now getting even better at busting through crud and chewing up powder. It wants to make big fast turns and you have to ski it that way, 40 meter radius turns at 25-30 mph. Although it is probably the softest Volkl ski, is now becomes even stiffer and is a blast. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img] On the groomed, it skis like a 213 Super G ski. I'll ski it next week and add more info to the review.