Confession
Test winner

Völkl Confession

Brand
Völkl
Model
Confession
Category
Freeride
Weight
2330 gr
Waist
117 mm
Tested length
193 cm
Year
2017

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

5
4
4
4
7
Fri Flyt overall rating of Völkl Confession:

10 / 10

Flotation:
8 / 10
Turning capabilities:
9 / 10
Stability at speed:
10 / 10
Technical info:
Völkl has received a lot of attention for the special carbon constructions in the BMT series. Now they are back with a freeride ski with a fibreglass sandwich reinforced with aluminium. Confession is the ski with the least sidecut in this test. The tip is stiff, and the whole ski feels stiff when you bend it by hand. However, the waist is relatively soft.

On snow:
Confession performs very well at high speed. A good choice if you are tall, or if you have some experience and you like high speed. It has just enough sidecut to neatly tie the arcs. It is particularly stable on hard and uneven snow. As for turns on smaller surfaces (as in typical Norwegian birch woods), opinions were divided. The bigger riders liked it, while the smaller ones thought it was a lot of ski to maneuver. But when it comes to high speed on any surface, this is top of the list.


Confession

Technical data:

Measured length
193 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 54447
Brand
Völkl
Model
Confession
Produced
Germany
Available lengths
179,186
Contact length
85 cm
Rocker tail
50 cm
Rocker nose
60 cm
Side cut
150 cm
Taper tail
20 cm
Taper tip
25 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
16 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
13 cm
Max tail width
133 mm
Min waist width
117 mm
Max nose width
144 mm
Side cut radius
30.90 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
11 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2400 cm2
Weight
2330 gr
Relative weight
0.97 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
18 mm
Hight nose tip
73 mm
Angle tail tip
11°
Angle nose tip
41°
Height of camber
2 mm

This sequence of numbers indicates stiffness. Each number corresponds to a part of the ski, from tail to tip. 5 equals the average
for this part and length of the ski. Lower values indicate softer skis, higher values stiffer.