Volkl Katana Skis - Men's - 2012/2013 - $538.83

Forged by the big-mountain masters at Volkl, the Katana skis slice through soft snow without sinking or diving. 112mm waist creates powder-loving skis that keep you afloat in the deepest snow, but they also transition well onto groomed runs. Sensorwood core consists of vertically laminated poplar and beech wood, providing responsive, powerful turning and torsional rigidity. 2 titanium sheets increase torsional resistance and damp vibrations without adding cumbersome weight. Elongated, low-profile (ELP) rocker creates a gradual rise in the ski from the boot toe toward the tip and from the heel toward the tail. Full rocker in the Katana is subtle compared to that of other Volkl skis, such as the Kuro and Gotama; the ELP of the Katana enhances maneuverability at high speeds. Low tip shape smooths out your ride on the groomed runs and resists diving in soft snow. Vertical sidewalls provide excellent grip, stability and sensitivity. Base or topsheet color may vary from online photo. Volkl Katana skis require bindings with wide brakes. - $538.83