Völkl Aura (2011)

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Volkl Aura

Rating: / 5
Price: $825.00
Year: 2011
Level: 2
Gender: Female
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 130/94/113

Stability at speed: 2.99 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.81 / 5
Crud performance: 2.43 / 5
Flotation: 3.53 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.54 / 5

Like the Mantra, this is an ideal ski for an East Coast transplant. A stiff, adept carver, the Aura has enough width for modest powder days. “A Jill-of-all trades” said one tester, “the Aura offers precision, efficiency, float, and response in one package.” A wide tip bites and pulls the Aura intently across the hill into fluid GS arcs. Intermediates and mellow skiers may find it a tad powerful. Experts will appreciate the craftsmanship and performance of this classic all-mountain ski.