2 comments on “Preview: 2014-2015 Volkl Aura”

  1. Fiance bought these at the end of last season. She a former racer in VT from her high school days. She was finally getting off her Fischer RC4s to jump into the bumps and trees. She can rip on the groomers on these, but admits her outside ski seems less stable than her race skis. Much better in the deep stuff though.

    She struggles a bit in the bumps because of the width. These are hardpacked ice mounds of VT I speak of. I think you’ll be surprised by their performance on piste.

  2. My friend just bought a pair of Volkl Mantras and had been raving about them, to the point that I couldn’t stand it. I wanted to demo the Mantra, but the shop didn’t have any demos left, but they had the Aura, the women’s version of this ski. I demo’d this ski at Stowe on a firm and fast spring day after a rain/freeze event. At first I was skeptical and didn’t think I was going to love this ski, but after the first run I was pretty happy and took this ski to the limit of speed on ice and granular conditions and then took it into the woods where it really shined.

    It is a very lively ski, very quick edge to edge and carves like nobody’s business.

    I was nearly ready to retire my Line Prophet 100s that I loved dearly and put over 150 days on. They barely have enough edge on them for another tune, so I was looking for the next daily driver, go-to all-mountain ski for eastern ski conditions. By the end of my day at Stowe, I knew I found it and went right down to Pinnacle Sports and bought this ski.

    I took it to Killington the next day. The sun came out and temps went up into the high 50s. First run on Outer Limits was rockin! These skis are awesome in the bumps and in the trees and can rail trenches on the groomers. I think Volkl has created the perfect ski for eastern skiing.

    The only negative thing about this ski is that it is a little chattery at speed when the edge is not engaged. So if you keep them on edge, they will keep you smiling.

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