Völkl 2019 ski reviews
Last year, the Völkl Kendo lost its "Best Ski" medal by a narrow margin when tested in harder snow conditions, but it managed to get it again back this year. This year, we reviewed a longer model (184 cm vs 176 cm last year), which improved stability and flotation in powder.
The ski once again confirms its excellent reputation and the pro testers gave it rave reviews: "Super ski," "Perfection,"... Read on
While Völkl skis regularly stand at the top of the podium in the PROSKILAB™ All-Mountain category, their carving skis have found it more difficult to feature among the best skis in the world.
Things change. The testers were very excited by the Deacon 74, which is the Carvers category. Here, we select high-performance skis that are less demanding than race-inspired skis but that will still get your... Read on
This year, we tested the Völkl RTM 76 Elite in a shorter size (161 cm) than requested for this category, which made it easier to use but compromised performance.
The ski pivots very easily, and the tail tends to overturn, which makes snow plow and skidded turns easier for a novice. Skidded turns are intuitive and consistent.
Unfortunately, since the test length was too short, the ski was less... Read on
During the pre-tests, we mentioned our preference for the Mantra V.Werks (an amazing model that we would like to review next year), but VÖLKL asked us to review the VTA 98, a ski designed for a larger market.
Overall performance is good. The testers said the ski was "very predictable," "playful," and "performed well" in all snow conditions, especially in powder where float and... Read on
The new 5th generation Mantra from Völkl has been entirely redesigned. The structure has changed with the inclusion of a Titanal frame that goes around the ski instead of the traditional plates that were inserted in the core.
Given the large number of questions we get about this, we would like to remind you that Titanal is the trade name given to an aluminum-based alloy that has excellent mechanical properties.... Read on
Völkl has a strong reputation for making great all-mountain skis. The brand has been at the forefront of the market for several years with products that have become benchmarks, like the Mantra or the Kendo in the men’s range.
Unlike the brand's best selling men’s models, which are geared more towards performance, the Yumi is extremely user-friendly.
The ski is very comfortable... Read on