Three
Test winner

Völkl Three

Brand
Völkl
Model
Three
Category
Freeride
Weight
2500 gr
Waist
135 mm
Tested length
186 cm
Year
2015

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

4
5
5
4
6
Fri Flyt overall rating of Völkl Three:

8 / 10

Flotation:
10 / 10
Turning capabilities:
6 / 10
Stability at speed:
8 / 10
Technical info:
Three from German Völkl is the test´s second largest ski in terms of surface area. It has consistent rocker. There is almost no sidecut so the turning radius is approx. 50 meters. The widest ski in the new freeride series is ranked from 1 to 3.

On snow:
The 50 meter turning radius doesn't scare the test team as you don´t need much sidecut in a ski that is so large. It is a real skidder. Flotation is awesome, of course, but good snow conditions are required to reap its full potential. At the same time, Three is more of a piste ski than for example Powabunga from K2, even if the maneuverability on hard surfaces can´t compete with narrower skis. Those who are looking for a pure powder ski that floats well should check this one out. The less experienced powder heads get a lot for free here.


Three

Technical data:

Measured length
189 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 45546
Brand
Völkl
Model
Three
Produced
China
Available lengths
176, 196
Contact length
62 cm
Rocker tail
56 cm
Rocker nose
71 cm
Side cut
127 cm
Taper tail
30 cm
Taper tip
32 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
16 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
11 cm
Max tail width
140 mm
Min waist width
135 mm
Max nose width
150 mm
Side cut radius
49.6 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
10 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2540 cm2
Weight
2500 gr
Relative weight
0.98 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
50 mm
Hight nose tip
79 mm
Angle tail tip
24°
Angle nose tip
39°
Height of camber
flatt 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.