Völkl Attiva S4 (2007)

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Rating: / 5
Price: $910.00
Year: 2007
Level: 2
Gender: Female
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 114/68/99
Lengths: 147, 154, 161, 168

Stability at speed: 4.13 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.88 / 5
Crud performance: 4.00 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.90 / 5

A winner in short turns, long turns, and hard-snow grip, the S4’s progressive flex (softer in the tip, stiffer toward the tail) and turning stability satisfied intermediate and expert skiers. gripes: It’s a turner. That’s not bad—it just makes straightlining less stable than arcing. props: Has the performance and control of a wood core, but balsa laminates make it lighter and softer (like the Attiva S5, page 97). tester’s take: "They’re hungry to turn, carve, or slide; maneuverable from a centered or backseat position." —Jen Brown