The 2011 Volkl Gotama comes back with the same dimensions and ELP rocker as last year, but one difference is the stepdown sidewall to help keep the chipping down on the skis. Both the 2010 and 2011 Volkl Gotama skis are extremely versatile in all snow conditions not just powder. They truly are awesome in powder allowing you to float through anything. They are not as stiff as the older Gotama’s but they are much more versatile thanks to the ELP Rocker which keeps you a float in the deeper snow but also will allow you to play in the bumps and on the side of the trail with ease. With the ELP design the ski can release in and out of turns more easily and when wanting to do slashes and smear turns you do not have to worry about the tips diving into the crud or powder. If you are looking for a versatile one ski quiver ski then the Volkl Gotama is an excellent choice. Thanks to a wood core the Volkl Gotama Skis will also handle high speed turns and some of the steepest of terrain.