Rating: / 5
Waist Width: 112
Lengths: 147, 155, 163, 171, 179
With no carbon reinforcement, the Ledge is basically the value version of the Step, positioned just below it in Volkl's Freestyle collection of park and pipe skis. It's a center-mount, symmetrical-sidecut design. Tip and tail rocker give it a loose feel that makes it easy to pivot for backward/forward riding. Four park-ready models dominate Volkl's youthful Freestyle collection, but it also includes a value-priced do-it-all tweener ski, the Alley, and (because where else in the line are you going to put it?) a competition bump ski, the Mogul. There are three all-park-all-the-time designs: The Wall is the top model, athlete-built; the Step and Ledge are more affordable. The Kink has a more traditional, tapered shape for additional all-mountain versatility. All are metal-free, wood-core constructions, denser underfoot for good binding retention, lighter at the extremities for whippy swing-weight. Some (Wall, Kink, Step) have carbon reinforcement.