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Volkl Gotama | Unofficial Gear Review

Volkl Gotama | Unofficial Gear Review


Volkl Gotama | Unofficial Gear Review


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The new Volkl Gotama has long been a favorite in the ski industry. Undergoing a number of transformations over the past years, the new 2013 Gotama enters the field as yet another great revision. If the tactfully designed topsheets aren’t enough to satisfy you’re inner skier, the versatility of the ski in virtually any condition should help you sleep soundly.


  • Lengths offered: 170, 178, 186, 194
  • Camber Profile: Full Rocker
  • Construction: Sandwich
  • Sidecut: 139_107_123
  • Turn Radius: (27.4)
  • Core: Wood

Area of Expertise:

  • Soft Snow and big mountains

Life Span:

  • 1-3 Seasons

With a healthy girth of 107mm, the new Gotama offers an exceptional amount of float. The ELP rocker system (extended low profile rocker), keeps the ski quick and nimble, allowing a smooth and effortless turn initiation. The subtlety of Volkl’s ELP rocker system is unique in that it allows the ski to perform like a traditionally cambered ski on firmer snow, but still just as floatable and smearable in the soft stuff as other skis on the market.

In the 186 length option, the Gotama serves as a one ski quiver killer for the general skier. At this length, the ski remains nimble and playful on the groomers, jibby enough to enjoy yourself in the park, and fat enough to get out there an make some pow turns. It’s not a go to ski for sending it at mach speeds down spines in AK, but rather finds that essential combination of stability, playfulness, and floatability to bridge the gap and do everything you ask it at the resort. And if you’re seeking stability, they do come in a 194…

The new Volkl Gotama remains one of the more versatile and solid skis on the market, a park, pow, and off piste ski all wrapped up in one artistically mastered package!

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