2011 Volkl Gotama Skis Review

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.

2 Replies to “2011 Volkl Gotama Skis Review”

  1. I would like to know your comments between th Gots and Line sfb. These are 2 skis i am interested in and i can’t make up my mind. I am 6’00 and 195 lbs. I want a good skis in powder(12” to 14”max)tight trees, bump up trees, easy to ski, very good on groomers, useable on hardpack not demanding and good stability.


  2. Easily the Bacon. The Gotama is a great ski but it is more of a long turning ski so if you want something that makes GS turns go with that. If you want something a little more playful and more versatile in bumps and tight trees then the 184cm Bacon is where you want to be. If you want more of a traditional full rocker ski that is not demanding the Gotama is certainly a good choice in the 186cm length. Both have great stability.

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