Your friends know your powder fever runs pretty hot, but they don't really understand what lengths you'll go to get a face shot: tuck ropes, cut off children, and of course ditch anyone slowing you down. Volkl's Confession Ski complements your "no friends on a powder day" policy. Designed to sashay through powder and jib off features as if the mountain was your dance floor, the Confession succeeds Volkl's iconic Shiro, eschewing the blunt-nosed tips for a more tapered tip and tail that charges hard and fast when you're looking to speed up from first to second base, err, hot laps. Moreover, the Confession boasts the same Titanal-laced structure that the Shiro was known for, meaning you're able to cruise through chop without having to worry about your planks suddenly ghosting like a bad prom date. And like any good chrome-infused love song, the Confession's rocker tip and tail, combined with camber underfoot, makes for sweet and smooth turn initiation that's backed up by tough, P-Tex 4500 bases. The multi-layer wood core consists of a dense ash beneath the bindings to increase screw retention, while the flexible poplar section assures a snappy, responsive feel so you don't have to compromise dexterity in favor of durability. Now, an adaptive core is nice enough on its own, but without the Power Construction, the Confession ends up coming across like a pre-pubescent squeaker when you try to take it on the big boy mountains. The Power Construction utilizes vertical sidewalls and an internal torsion box setup that's akin to old racing skis, but ultimately provides grip, stability, and a smooth ride when tackling super-duper steep vert. So, for those of you who were worried about whether or not the Shiro replacement would step up to the plate, needless to say you can count on the Confession to deliver reliable stability and shock-absorbing performance.
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