Völkl AC 30

Völkl AC 30
Category: Piste
Level: Advanced
Brand: Völkl
Modelyear: 2010
Measure (Tip/Waist/Tail): 124/80/107 mm Turning radius: 16.70 m (170 cm)
Sizes: 170,177,184 cm
(Official information from Völkl)

What do you think about Völkl AC 30?
5 reviews
Dan Douglas
Dan Douglas (Guest)
Ok so I got upgraded by Volkl after my original 2011 AC's snapped, they sent me the 2012 Unlimited AC30 before they had been release to market! (This was amazing customer service!) Anyway, they are a dream! My favorite ski in my quiver. They hold an edge like nothing i've ever skied before. They encourage you to go fast and give you the confidence to carve as hard as you can. Awesome in literally all conditions especially smashing through crud and light POW.

I teach skiing and they aren't the best ski for lessons. They can be a nuisance on flat pistes and when skiing slowly but still always fun.

They are amazing, like I said earlier, my favorite ski in my quiver, prefer them to my Fischer Pro 9's on piste and that is saying something! So stable and unbelievable edge control!

Length on the ski: 170 cm
Riders weight: 70 kg
Riders length: 170 cm

Ivan (Guest)
Unbelievable edge grip. They roll like a train on railroad track on every surface.

They demand speed and skier's strength (and weight i guess), not good for slow ride and short turns on narrow pistes.

At first i had very unusual feeling on those skis, couldn't control the ski on the blue pistes, and i was very disappointed, because i was unable to produce the short and slow, relaxed carving turn. After a hour or two, noticed that on high speed, when you put the pressure on them, they carve like a dream, but still need to go faster and still need the pressure. At the end of the first day, fell in love with ac30. Nevertheless, not sure if it is the right choice for the skier of my age(40), spending 10-15 days a year on the snow. I read somewhere, someone wrote that ac30 is "cruiser" ski. I agree. Hi speed SUV cruiser, cutting and grinding everything on the way...

Riding style: Piste 80% powder 20%
Length on the ski: 170 cm
Riders weight: 95 kg
Riders length: 181 cm

Triggaar (Guest)
A genuine all-mountain freeride ski. Absolutely superb in all conditions: piste, ice, crud, packed, and powder. Jaw-droppingly good in loose powder, smashing through the loose stuff with an ability to float and then carve in an instant as the terrain changes. Nothing stands in their way.

They command respect - their 80mm waists mean that if you get lazy and don't roll both skis properly then you can catch an outside edge on your inside ski. A very small price to pay though for such high performance with such versatility.

Have just returned from a week in Avoriaz testing different types and styles of ski each day. On day 6 I tried a pair of AC30s and they were so good I couldn't bear to give them back and so I bought them! I have always seen freeride/all-mountain skis as a compromise (and not in a good way), being neither perfect for the piste nor floating in powder. These skis come so close to being perfect in all conditions though that they have really changed my opinion - there is virtually no compromise. Unless you want a pair of skis specifically for racing or for floating in thigh deep powder, the AC30s will make you very, very happy, wherever you are on the mountain.

Riding style: High speed piste skier and off-piste addict
Length on the ski: 170 cm

Lobo (Guest)
Stable, fast. Contrary to what I expected after reading some reviews that said they were for expert skiers, I didn't really find them so difficult to handle. The AC30's are fast and stable skies, that give you confidence to go faster and ski harder than usual. This can eventually get you into trouble, but thats exactly what I was looking for in my new pair of skies.

I didn´t really like the feeling of the binding on entry (nothing important).

Awesome ski. I had the pleasure of trying a new pair this weekend in Valle Nevado Chile. Saturday was very cloudy with patches of ice all over. First time on a pair of Volkls, but every review I read before picking them up, talked about the classic Volkl grip in all conditions. I was surprised on how strong they hold on icy patches and how nice and stable they feel in all conditions. I´m 39 and not really sure what my ski level is. I do know I'm NOT an expert. Clearly they ski much better than I do so I have the challenge of growing into them. As our season is coming to an end, I did´nt have a chance to try them of piste, I guess I'll have to wait until next year.
The only problem I have with them (did'nt happen with my Elan Speedwave 12) is that when turning strong to the right, my left leg shakes up and down very hard. As it only happens when turning right, I think its probably a problem in my posture. Any tips or suggestions?

Riding style: Piste with light powder aspirations.

Fredrik (Guest)
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Ice grip, stability


Wonderfully beautiful skis that deliver in all areas

Length on the ski: 177 cm
Riders weight: 83 kg
Riders length: 185 cm