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Volkl Attiva Fuego

Discussion in 'Gear Reviews' started by num, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. num

    num Ski Diva Extraordinaire

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    The ski

    Volkl Attiva Fuego 154
    11.6 m turn radius
    121-73-105

    The skier

    Intermediate, 2nd year skier. 5'4 ~180. Likes a shorter ski, enjoys going fast on easy cruisers.

    The conditions

    It was a beautiful day! Conditions were varied. Some nice soft snow, ice in shady spots and slush in sunny spots and some death cookies for good measure.

    Short Turns - 5
    Medium Turns - 4
    Long Turns - 4
    Rebound - 5
    Stability - 4
    Forgiveness - 3
    Grip - 4
    Steeps n/a
    Crud 4
    Powder n/a
    Ice 4

    Tested Length Felt: Just Right
    Ski Sidecut Felt: Just Right
    Ski Flex Felt: Just Right
    Best Described As: Nimble and world rocking!

    I love this ski! Nimble, fast, stable. Whatever I wanted to do, wherever I wanted to go this ski was game. I did not want to give it back. I didn't get enough time with the skis though, as when I was taking them out, a woman came and wanted a go on them. She was on the Tierras, which I hadn't tried, and I told her that after I had a run on the Fuegos we could switch. She followed me down the path of my choice, and I convinced myself to keep my deal despite the skis devilish temptations. Unfortunately when we got back to the tent, there was someone waiting for the Tierra, and the rep told her that the woman on them said she'd be back with them after a run, but neglected to mention that we were planning on switching skis. Didn't end up getting to try the Tierras. Oh well, the Fuego rocked my world enough for the both of them.

    Been daydreaming about the Fischer Vision Vapor and the Volkl Attiva Fuego all week.

    Here's a pic

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  2. CO-girl

    CO-girl Certified Ski Diva

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    num,

    Thanks for the great review. I've been thinking of trying them as skinnier ski for my quiver. Now, I will HAVE to!!!
     
  3. mollmeister

    mollmeister Angel Diva

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    I haven't skied them (yet), but they seem to be fun for a wide range of abilities, which is a good sign. My ex-racer, very aggressive, very good-skiing friend has a pair that her husband bought to add to her quiver. She loves them! Thinks they're fun and snappy and they do great work on her turn of choice-- very, very fast little short-swing turns.
     
  4. volklgirl

    volklgirl Ski Diva Extraordinaire

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    Too funny. Once again, we had the same feelings about our demo, although I tried both the 154 and the 161 and preferred the longer one.
     
  5. island girl

    island girl Certified Ski Diva

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    I second num's review of the Fuegos. I am 5'2" - 110 lbs - advanced skiier and just added the Fuegos (154) to my quiver. It took me a few turns to get on top of these new toys, but once I did, OMG! They are so fast and stable and quick turning - I had a smile on my face the whole time. Fun, Fun, Fun. I was so surprised how they floated through the Whistler powder, as they are a carving ski - they loved it and so did I. I cranked them through crud, slush, corderoy, powder and was still smiling. I love these skis. Good for confidence building! Did I mention fun?
    Island Girl:smile: :smile: :smile:
     
  6. CMCM

    CMCM Guest

    Hmmm....I think I'll have to demo these. I've heard so many good things about Volkls....but I don't know which size. My 150 Noridcas were too short, I think. My Salomon Origins are 162, but somehow I don't think I'd want to ski a carver like the Fuego that long. But I'm curious about the edge grip in particular....I've heard Volkls excel in the edge grip.
     
  7. island girl

    island girl Certified Ski Diva

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    CMCM - you should definately give these skis a demo. The edge is postive, quick and easy. These skis are amazing in my opinion. My other carvers are 160 and a mens skis - the Attiva's are 154 and a women's ski. I guess I finally realized what I have been missing. These skis take less effort! At 5'2" - this is the perfect length for me. Give them a try - I would be interested to know what you think.
    :ski2:
    island Girl
     
  8. volklgirl

    volklgirl Ski Diva Extraordinaire

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    Based on my demo of both the 154 and the 161, I'd give everyone this run down:

    Willingnss to turn - same
    Turn shape - same
    Turn size - same

    Forgiveness at very slow speeds - 154 gets the nod
    Willingness to skid - 154 gets the nod

    Smoothness on hard snow (ice) - 161 gets the nod
    Stability at speed - 161 gets the nod
    Ability to bust crud - 161 gets the nod
    Ability to float - 161 gets the nod

    So, if any of these 4 qualities are a priority, upsize!
     
  9. num

    num Ski Diva Extraordinaire

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    CMCM, what's your weight, ability and skiing style?
     
  10. CMCM

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    I'm 5'7", about 145 to 150 right now, solid intermediate to high intermediate, not a particularly fast or aggressive skier by nature, but still pretty strong in my style, I think....I put a lot of energy in my turns although I've been trying to back off that a bit with my Origins, and I mostly stay on piste and I'm still not nuts about the bumps....Does this sound wrong match for the Fuego?
     
  11. volklgirl

    volklgirl Ski Diva Extraordinaire

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    Not at all! Sounds like the perfect ski for you.
     
  12. num

    num Ski Diva Extraordinaire

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    I agree. You might love it and you might not, but can't not try it!
     
  13. island girl

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    You will never know unless you try them. It really is fun demoing diffierent skis. Sometimes you need a new ski to take you to the next level.
     
  14. Calgal

    Calgal Ski Diva Extraordinaire

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    So Num, how do you like the Fuegos compared to your Vision 70's ?
     
  15. robynb

    robynb Ski Diva Extraordinaire

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    I'd be interested to see how you like the Fuegos. I demod a bunch of skis this year but never got to that one. Was curious about the Origin as well. I think my favorites this year were the Rossi Attraxion and I think it was the Fischer Vision. I'm 5'3 and 110 – advanced skier
     
  16. num

    num Ski Diva Extraordinaire

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    Don't get me wrong, the Vision 70 is a fun fun ski, and it can zip. But the Fuego! Zoom, zip, zing! I'd like to ski them back to back before talking more, but the Fuegos were light and full of energy, with everything I like about the Vision 70s in high doses.
     
  17. robynb

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    Looks like I'm going to have to add them to my list!
     
  18. RuthB

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    I third nums review and island girls comments about smiling are so true. I liked them so much I ordered a pair from the demo guy and picked them up that evening - and they look good to boot.
     
  19. Sherry

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    Sounds good to me.

    I bought a pair of the Fuegos at a ski sale a few months ago. Needless to say, I have yet to ski them. I was looking for something new and since they were rentals, I can lend them to friends who come up to ski. I'm 5'5" 125lbs and a black diamond girl. I'm a little aggressive for my age, but I'm trying to be sure there is nothing left when I finally go.

    I was told they were hot and fun, maybe a bit more than my older 165 Scream pilots. They're a bit shorter as well. Sounds like they didn't lie to me. Right now they are a pig in a poke.

    WHEN IS IT GOING TO SNOW!!!!
     
  20. IcyBum

    IcyBum Certified Ski Diva

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    what size Fuegos did you get?

    Per VG's assessment I wish I could afford a pair of carvers in both 154 and 161. I love turning but am aggressive and turn-y on the steeps (154) but also like fast, larger radius turns on open slopes (161?).

    I worry I will overski my new Nordica Firefoxes. I'm 5' 2", 125 lbs so 154 was the way to go in those. I got them late March and only skied once in spring conditions so am itching to get out there.