Volkl Women's Fuego Ski w/ iPT 11.0 TC Binding:
Other ski companies offer women's skis designed to keep up with the boys, but Volkl's ultra-fast Attiva Fuego is designed to beat everyone. If you're into carving groomed runs and hurtling over hardpack most of the day, the Attiva Fuego ski is an ideal choice. While it can certainly take a few runs in the untracked, this is a high-speed expert's platform oriented toward carving. If you're looking for parallels in dimensions, the Attiva Fuego Ski has the same sidecut as Volkl's men's 10 Foot Tigershark ski, but the setup and components are specifically created for women. The Attiva Fuego features an Extended Woodcore Light design that consists of two wood strips along the sides laminated to a bottom layer of titanium. Volkl maintained the female-specific 20/20 performance (20 percent lighter and 20 percent softer than unisex skis) while milling out the top section of the extended wood core to accommodate the Marker Motion iPT 11.0 TC Binding. It's a lighter binding design that improves the ski flex through an improved Motion system. The iPT stands for "internal power transmission" because unlike previous Marker Motion bindings, this one is built into the ski, creating the most rigid connection ever developed for this binding line. Because the sides of the binding interface rest directly on top of the Attiva Fuego's Extended Double Grip construction, you can apply more pressure directly over the ski edges. This gives you better response with the same lively feel that quickly rebounds through the perfectly rounded ski flex in each turn. Another binding enhancement is the interface, which now snaps together according to your boot sole length, so you can do away with the weighty adjustment dial. If you crave carving but you need the power typically found on the larger boy's toys, the expert-oriented Attiva Fuego with integrated Marker iPT 11.0 TC binding won't disappoint.