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Volkl Shiro

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Volkl's Shiro is unquestionably a powder specialist, built to thrill in steep, deep, and preferably expansive Big Mountain terrain. Objectively and subjectively I noticed the Shiro's size right away—a hefty 119 millimeters underfoot. Even at the 170-centimeter length I tested, the Shiro feels big, water ski big, like pontoons on your feet big, and all that size translates directly into incredible flotation . The Shiro makes a little bit of fresh snow feel like a lot, and it makes uneven or chopped deep snow feel smoother.

— March 8, 2013

Andy Lewicky is the author and creator of SierraDescents

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