Völkl Flair 78 ski review, 2017/2018 women's Frontside Category, from our equipment experts at Realskiers.com powered by Masterfit.

The Volkl Flair 78 is a groomed slope homebody, content to carve its little heart out on a white carpet. The ski is light and quick enough for moguls, and small piles of fluffy stuff won’t perturb it, but carving is Flair 78's true calling. Lighter women will appreciate how easily Völkl's Flair 78 steers at low speeds, flowing side to side in the gravity stream and letting its deep-dish sidecut do the work. A section of spring steel in the ski's undercarriage provides sufficient stability at speed to inspire the confidence required to commit to a high edge angle. Extending one’s feet, either independently or together, away from the body’s midline entails the simultaneous tilting of both skis at an angle that achieves the desired turn shape. On a ski like the Flair 78 that feels both light yet substantial, the skier can trust her tools to support her commitment to the arc at hand. Lisa Wiles nailed the Flair’s Savoir faire: “Fun, fast, easy, forgiving; great for all groomed runs. It could go anywhere.”

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