Volkl have just about the biggest team of test skiers in the business, and they listen to their skiers’ feedback. Consequently, Volkl are now one of the most decorated ski manufacturers in the world. When you’re smashing fresh lines after a 50cm dump, a reverse camber ski will allow you to fly through the pow, but still allow you to jib off anything and ride switch. Alongside K2’s Hell Bents, the Volkl Chopsticks are the leaders in the reverse camber game. The Chopsticks pack a full wood core, symmetrical side cut, a low profile rocker to boost your fakey take offs and a boasts a meaty 128cm under foot. Available from Larry Adler. Call 0136 21 4050. Buy the Volkl branded chopsticks in the ski wrapping for ¥85,000 and they’ll throw in the skis for free.