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Anyone have any experience on this Volkl One

Nice video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IHZbcRqPkA

 

I have read some of the reviews and they are all about the same.

Great powder and soft snow ski not to great on harder snow.

 

http://www.epicski.com/products/2014-volkl-one-ski/reviews/3152

 

http://www.epicski.com/products/2014-volkl-one-ski/reviews/3245

 

Me 220 lbs intermediate who likes to have fun, not a fast skier.

 

Any first had skiers out there care to share their view?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

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post #2 of 8

Fun ski, much better on hard snow than advertised. 

Had it on for 4 days at Taos at the end of their season. Great in the mush. A lot better in the firm bumps of Kachina peak than I expected.

Ski rewards a forward mount.    

post #3 of 8
Skis short.

It's a "Back of the Boot" ski. That is, if the skier has an upright stance (skis in the back of the boot), the ski will do fine and the skier will enjoy it. If the skier is a "Front of the Boot" skier (aggressive, racer, on the tongue of the boot the entire day), the ski will not like it and will wash out - "slarve" at the start of the turn or push out at the start of the turn.

If the skier will be on soft snow 90% of the time and is a "Back of the Boot" skier, then this ski will do a good job.

Just my .02

HB

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post #4 of 8
Interesting. I am a front-of-boot skier and really liked the ski the two times I was able to try it. Never had it in really deep snow. Once on hard pack and once on about 4" of dust on crust. It was giggly fun.
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Originally Posted by HarkinBanks View Post

Skis short.

It's a "Back of the Boot" ski. That is, if the skier has an upright stance (skis in the back of the boot), the ski will do fine and the skier will enjoy it. If the skier is a "Front of the Boot" skier (aggressive, racer, on the tongue of the boot the entire day), the ski will not like it and will wash out - "slarve" at the start of the turn or push out at the start of the turn.

If the skier will be on soft snow 90% of the time and is a "Back of the Boot" skier, then this ski will do a good job.

Just my .02

HB

Moderator - this should probably be moved to one of the ski review tabs.


Have you played with the mount point on this ski?  

I skied it during ski test and was surprised how balanced it felt. 

post #6 of 8

Checked my log, I actually skied the Volkl One for 5 full days and 2 half days (Afternoon) at Taos at the end of their season.

 

My One is a 177 mounted at +2. Couple of the instructors I was skiing with were very happy with theirs mounted on +3. 

 

As TC said, the ski is very balanced. I ski very tall from the bottom of my feet and not from the front of the cuff. However, I may still look short when I ski because I was born short. But definitely not from the back of the boot. Most of the time, I don't bother to buckle my boots. Just the booster strap on top.

 

Mom is dead on when she said this ski is giggly fun. Especially true when the snow gets soft. Mush, powder, slush bumps, even old sun baked rotten stuff. Kachina peak was in full winter condition While I was there at the end of March. The bumps were big and very firm. The One had no issue with the very firm stuff. We generally lap Kachina peak between 8 to 12 time per day. Not exactly the one and done routine.

 

No, they are not my favorite icy firm bump ski, that honor goes to a pair of Atomic FIS SL 158. Nor will it replace my Kendo & Mantra, but they will replace my 186 Goat in my quiver.      

 

This is what Kachina peak looked like at the end of the season. 

 

 

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post #7 of 8
Trekchick,

Yes, did play with the mounting point. Finally ended up staying -3cm back from the center mounting point. Still had the same impression as above.

Note to all, I'm on a 191 Volkl Katana V-Werks as my everyday driver, so, not that I'm trying to make the Volkl One into a KVW, but I found that there is a significant difference on how the Volkl One, Two, and Three ski and where one needs to be on the ski vs the Shiro, Mantra, Katana V-Werks, 100Eight, etc., and how the ski behaves.

That's what I am referring to as "Front of the Boot Skier" vs "Back of the Boot Skier".

HB

PS KingGrump, I'm glad you liked the ski. Cheers
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

Volkl One

Skied 2 times now once in 3 in. and 5 in. of powder and soft groomed 
Me 6' 1" 220 lbs, Average skier, ski length 186
Mounted at the "0" Recommended Mark
Feels like I could go to the +1 easily might be even a little better at that point.
Great ski, very poppy feeling, quick from side to side, very easy ski to ski on "forgiving", Pivots on the spot can do helicopter spins 360,s anywhere.
You just turn your hips and knees and pivot smear your turns is what this ski is made for, If you like to carve down the hill buy something else,

Floats well for a 220 lb heavy weight but have not got it in anything deep, some tip flap but cannot feel it.
Other skies I own are the Rossi s7 , Rossi s4, and the Rossi,
83 experience. 
The Volkl One is by far the funnest ski hands down.

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