Völkl Amaruq (2014)

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Price: $775.00
Year: 2014
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width: 109
Tip/Tail/Waist: 127-88-109
Lengths: 163, 170,177, 184

The 88 mm-wide Amaruq features a comparatively traditional AT ski design, fully cambered and feather-light, designed for all-day touring or inbounds fitness ascents. It belongs to Volkl's Backcountry series of AT skis, which are built to be lightweight. Backcountry models range in width from the Nunataq (same width as the Volkl Gotama, at 107 mm) down to the slender Inuk (83 mm). Wider models (Nunataq and Nanuk) are optimized for downhill performance, while narrower ones are built for uphill speed and fitness touring. Camber profiles include full rocker in the case of the Nunataq, tip rocker in the Nanuq and Inuk, and full camber in the Amaruq. All are metal-free, full-wood-core constructions; to save weight, Volkl mills channels in the cores and leaves them empty. All models are compatible with Volkl's proprietary skin system: The tips are specially notched for easy and secure attachment.