Volkl Attiva Fuego Skis w/ iPT 11.0 TC Binding:
While Volkl might classify their Attiva Fuego Ski as an all-mountain design, this high-speed expert's platform is oriented toward carving on groomed runs and hardpack. If you're looking for product comparisons, the Women's Attiva Fuego Ski has the same sidecut as Volkl's 10 Foot Power Switch ski, but the setup and components are specifically created for women. The Attiva Fuego features an extended wood core 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 Piston 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, created 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 like to carve fast but you crave the added 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.