Völkl Gotama (2009)

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Völkl Gotama

Rating: / 5
Price: $825.00
Year: 2009
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width:
Tip/Tail/Waist: 133/105/124
Lengths:

Stability at speed: 3.32 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.57 / 5
Crud performance: 3.44 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.50 / 5

A classic big-mountain ski because, as ever, the Gotama turns easily on steep, variable terrain, rails hardpack, and floats well. Like the Mantra, it bites early and pushes back throughout the turn.

Props

Confident, lively, and highly maneuverable.

Gripes

Lacked a little stability during high-speed straightlines.

Tester's Take

"Like home cooking, the Gotama makes you feel good." -Jeremy Benson