Völkl 2019 ski reviews
The Kendo from Völkl, which (just) missed out on the "Best Ski" medal last year in harder snow conditions, got it back this year. This year, we reviewed a longer model (184 cm against 176 last year) which improved its stability and flotation in powder.
The ski has once again consolidated its excellent reputation and the professional reviewers 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 loved the Deacon 74. It is in the Carvers category where we select high-performance skis that are less demanding than race-inspired skis but will still get your heart pumping.
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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... Read on
During the pre-tests, we mentioned a preference for the Mantra V.Werks (an amazing model that we'd like to review next year), but VÖLKL asked us to review the VTA 98, a ski designed for a wider public.
Overall behavior is good. The ski was judged to be "very consistent", "playful" and "smooth" in all snow conditions, especially in powder where float and maneuverability... Read on
The new (5th) generation Mantra from Völkl has been entirely redesigned. The structure has changed with the inclusion of a Titanal frame all round the ski instead of the traditional plates inserted in the core.
Given the large number of questions we get about this, we'd like to remind you that Titanal is the trade name given to an aluminium based alloy with excellent mechanical properties. It has nothing... Read on
Völkl's reputation for all mountain skis is well established. 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 for men.
Unlike the brand's best sellers for men, which are geared more towards performance, the Yumi is extremely user-friendly.
The ski is especially happy on the piste. With smooth... Read on