Ski review Völkl Tigershark 10ft
Stable racecarve ski
The Völkl Tigershark 10ft I tested was 168 cm long. It is very fast on the groomed slopes. And at the length i tested the Tigershark, it was quite good at shorter turns as well. It wants to be skied on its edges. At high speed straight down these racecarve ski's get a bit nervous, which makes sense considering the carve qualities it offers. Switch is quick, as soon as you initiate your turn, it will run its radius all the way. With only a little effort it starts doing the carve the other way.
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Maybe it was because of the short length i tested the Tigershark, but I was able to handle it quite easy. Still I have to put a lot of effort in it as it is scary fast, but compared to for example the Elan SLX this was a piece of cake. Fast and stable and that is what it makes so good on well prepared slopes. At the end of the day when the slopes are bumpy, this ski is harder for the legs. I did get them around but i wasn't able to enjoy the extra quality of this Völkl racecarver and that is skiing at high speed. No problem, it does what it promises.
Advanced - expert
Challenging, direct, carve only
Stiff, carve, no compromise
Speed and carve, carve, carve
Speed and cruel looks
If you want to go fast, this is a nice racecarver for you. The Tigershark doesn't break out, you keep grip no matter how far you push them on the edges. I love the accelaration it gives out of the turn. Völkl made it a full camber ski and that is for me the reason you don't want to take it off-piste. The Tigershark is made for the early morning smooth and even pistes. For off-piste and other disciplines you would buy something else. This racecarver is for racecarving and that's it. And I think they look cruel and aggressive, absolute topski for the segment. Personally I like the slalomski's better, that's why I give it a 4 star quality mark.
Völkl about the Tigershark 10ft
The Tigershark 10ft is for the passing lane says Völkl. I agree as I see DellaSausa ski on it, it is bloody fast. No distinction between slalom and giant slalom for the Tigershark range. 8, 10 and 11 feet radius reflect the skiër's weight and style. I am curious about the performance of the 8ft on shorter turns. So I will test them later on as well.
Dimensions of the Tigershark 10ft
Length (cm): 154, 161, 168, 175
Sidecut (mm at 168 Length): 121 - 73- 105
Radius (m): 11.6 - 12.9 - 14.3 - 15.8
Considering the Tigershark 10ft, you migth want to have a look at the Salomon X-Race at 170 cm length as well. X-Race is slightly more compromising. Just as stiff but with a smaller radius is Rossignol 9SL. Personally I am very curious for the Armada Triumph 1, an absolute favorite of Heyman.