Völkl RTM 76 Elite 2019
PROSKILAB™ reviewers comments
K2 regularly treats the reviewers to skis that offer a well-balanced compromise, with a clever combination of access, comfort and performance. The Konic 78 is just such a tool and was judged one of the best skis in this category. We're looking for user-friendly skis for technically weak riders, but that also offer good potential for progress, helping riders to develop more technical turns, especially carving.
The ski is remarkably accessible. In the reviewers' words, the ski is "simple to get to grips with" and you “immediately feel good." Rotation and turn initiation are easy and intuitive. Behavior is consistent and predictable in all situations.
Skid turns are enjoyable and consistent as long as you don't lean too far and/or you're positioned slightly back, as the ski tail tends to grip, great for slicing clean turns.
Carving initiation is certainly very easy... According to the reviewers, you just need to bend slightly forward to effortlessly get the ski into a carve ("you lean forward and it carves"). The ski flexes and slides through the turn with unerring ease.
Like the Speed Zone 7, the Konic 78 clearly meets the PROSKILAB guidelines for this category by its user-friendliness and its potential to help riders progress to carving. It's a bit more technical than the Dynastar though, especially in skid turns.
It's an excellent choice for relatively good riders who enjoy parallel and skid turns and also want to move on to carving.
- Good rotation and turn initiation
- Great for snow plow and carving
- Limited speed
- Not as happy in long turns
The ski review scores
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Who's it for?
The RTM 76 Elite is a middle of the range ski at 76mm with a straight sidewall under the waist. It comes with Marker vMotion bindings, a relatively light integrated system and features a wood core for more technical skiing, while at the same time remaining comfortable for riders. An ideal ski for beginners to experts.
Features of the RTM 76 Elite
|Model :||RTM 76 Elite|
|Family :||Easy Cruisers|
|Size tested :||161 cm|
|Tip size :||124 mm|
|Waist size :||76 mm|
|Tail size :||105 mm|