Volkl 90EIGHT Skis - 2017
Why does Volkl have two different skis in the super popular 100 mm class? The Volkl 90Eight Skis are a lighter and more playful alternative to the hard-charging Mantras that have dominated the top tier of ski tests for years, and offer a better platform for moderate skiers who still like precision in their turns. With no metal in the construction and a bit of camber underfoot, the 90Eights provide firm edgehold on harder snow while lending an extremely "connected" and lively feel. If you're the type of skier who prefers clean and elegant turns to the balls-to-the-wall approach but don't want to give up precision, give the 90Eight a try.
3D Ridge Construction - Heralded as the most effective construction design ever put out by Volkl engineering, 3D Ridge Construction is characterized by a central ridge, responsible for torsional stiffness. The bisecting ridge drops off abruptly on either side of the ski, to an extremely thin, beveled edge. The profile of the ski edges are dramatically reduced by this removal of non-essential core material, resulting in knife-like penetration through deep snow, crud or slush.
Multi Layer Wood Core - A Full Multi-Layer Wood Core gives the 100Eight's on trail fortitude and straight-line stability, while keeping the ski nimble and slash-able in the deep snow that it calls home.
Full Rocker - This profile keeps the 100Eight on top in soft, deep, and inconsistent snow with what is formerly referred to as Extended Early Rise in both the tip and tail. Blast through variable conditions with tail-hook-free maneuverability.
Smart Early Taper - Early Taper compliments this fully rockered profile nicely, by contributing low angle turn initiation and a hard charging 22.0 meter radius.