For the last SkiTech review on The Open Road, we decided to review the Volkl Tigershark 12 Foot Power Switch ski. We also tried skis from Rossignol, Scott, and others, but this Volkl Tigershark is the one we most eagerly anticipated because it makes the most obvious use of technology. It actually features a dial on the tail of the ski that you dial up to stiffen the ski and down to soften it, depending on the snow condition.
In our tests, the dial works. But how well Volkl's Power Switch technology works (or, rather, how much you feel the difference) depends on the type of skier you are and what you weigh. For our bigger reviewers the Tigershark's Power Switch technology didn't offer much benefit. For Jaime (who runs a little on the light side - wuss :-), it was a nice feature.
But it was by no means a "must have" feature for any of our reviewers. Here's what one of our reviewers had to say: … Read more