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Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2013

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If you’re an advanced or expert skier looking for more bandwidth in a high performance, frontside/all-mountain ski, then look no further than the Volkl RTM 80 Skis with iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings. Their uncanny blend of carving prowess combined with occasional off-piste capability has re-set the bar in this category. No matter what the day calls for, you cant go wrong with the Volkl RTM 80 Skis.

Product Details

Shape

Equipped with Full Rocker, the RTM gives you a smooth, gradual blend from tip to tail, with matching sidecut and flex. The extended low profile (ELP) gives the skier all the benefits of added maneuverability in soft snow while also delivering smooth, graceful arcs on groomed terrain. By matching the flex and sidecut with the full rocker profile, the skier gains full, uninterrupted edge contact, resulting in smoothness and predictability that is truly uncanny.

Construction

Extended Wood Core is used in XTD Progressive constructions to be more forgiving with a solid central section that extends toward the tip and tail.

Dual XTD Transmission Powered by Steel is forgiving and soft in its feel while still delivering the necessary power for an exciting ride that is accessible to more than just expert skiers.

Bindings

The Marker iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings feature the Triple Pivot Elite Toe and Inter Pivot Heel.

Bindings do not come mounted to the skis. Always have a certified technician mount and adjust the bindings.

Core

Wood cores extend upward to form the chambers of the Dual Extended Transmission profile.

Laminates

Powered by SteelSteel laminate construction further enhances torsional rigidity, providing a lively powerful feel.

Included Bindings

Bindings do not come mounted to the skis. Always have a certified technician mount and adjust the bindings.

Specs

  • Terrain: All-Mountain, Carving More 
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker More 
  • Turning Radius: Short
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Tail Type: Flat More 
  • DIN: Release Value Low: 4
  • DIN / Release Value High: 12
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Size (cm) 161 166 171 176 181
Tip Width (mm) 124 124 124 124 124
Waist Width (mm) 80 80 80 80 80
Tail Width (mm) 107 107 107 107 107
Turning Radius (m) 14.6 15.6 16.7 17.2  

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Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2013
 
4.7

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (4)
  • Stylish (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Crud (16)
  • Powder (16)
  • Icy conditions (13)
  • Speed (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (15), Expert (5), Intermediate (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20), Yes (4)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent all-around , except

By 

from California

About Me Expert

Pros

  • Carves Well Soft Pack
  • Light Powder
  • Turns Well On Tails

Cons

  • Very Hard Pack

Best Uses

  • All Mountain
  • Crud

Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2013:

Very good carving ski. Best in soft pack, light crud and powder. Almost good in everything. However, in very hard pack pushing the skis with fast tight turns the skis chatter, that was disappointing,

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Start here!

By 

from Liberal, Ks

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Crud
    • Icy Conditions
    • Powder

    Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2013:

    If you just started skiing and you see the official description: "If you're an advanced or expert skier looking for more bandwidth in a high performance, frontside/all-mountain ski, then look no further" DISREGARD it !! This ski is for everybody, beginners included. I'll try to explain. First an analogy: say, you are not an advanced cyclist and you are offered a truly great racing bicycle. Should you decline because it is incredibly lightweight, has precise derailment and fantastically tuned gears? No ! Your ride will be very pleasant. You may be unable to utilize all advanced features but you will know right away that the bicycle is much better than the one you have in your garage.
    The same applies to this ski. It is in reality easy to use and a great enjoyment. They owe it to "rocker" construction - the host of this website doesn't allow to reference other sites, so google it. It will behave best in fluff up to 15 maybe 20 inches and on groomed powder, but it will grab superbly if you find yourself on very hard packed and icy patch. For more advanced skiers the technical features of the ski will be noticed right away: ease of maneuverability due to rocker profile and yet excellent edging, excellent torsional stiffness dampens vibrations, etc.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Terrific skis

    By 

    from Lehigh Valley, Penna.

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Light Weight
    • Skis Easy

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2013:

        I love theses skis.. they are so much light than my Atomic SX12 old ones.. They turn so easily and that is so great for my age...

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Solid all around

        By 

        from Northeast

        About Me Expert

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Groomers

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Crud
          • Icy Conditions

          Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2013:

          Cruising the groomers with the kids or cutting loose and ripping it the ski handles it all well.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Great all-around workhorse

          By 

          from NY

          About Me Intermediate

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adaptable
          • Fun For Carving

          Cons

          • A Bit On The Heavy Side

          Best Uses

          • Crud
          • Icy Conditions

          Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2013:

          Bindings had no issues. I used the setup at Okemo in VT. No problems with hard pack conditions. Also used in light powder conditions with ease. Not too floaty, as was expected, but perfectly smooth in light powder. These skis definitely like speed.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Excellent all mountain option.

          By 

          from New Englsnd

          About Me Expert

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Rugged

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Crud
            • Icy Conditions
            • Powder

            Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2013:

            Really pleased with the overall performance

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Very easy and quick turning ski

            By 

            from Denver

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2013:

                  I enjoyed the ease and quickness with which these skis turn. They're a great front side ski and really good in the bump. I hope to try them in softer snow soon. The set up is a bit heavy but once you're skiing them that isn't an issue.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Great Ski and Value

                  By 

                  from Massachusetts

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Great Value
                  • New Technology

                  Cons

                  • Installation Instructions

                  Best Uses

                  • All Ski Conditions
                  • Crud
                  • Icy Conditions
                  • Powder

                  Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2013:

                  Today's technology at yesterday's prices!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Volkl Skis 101

                  By 

                  from Annapolis, MD

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Bold
                  • Flex
                  • Flex And
                  • Forgiving
                  • Lightweight
                  • Masterful
                  • Rigigity
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                  • Not Warm

                  Best Uses

                  • Aggressive
                  • Crud
                  • Downhill
                  • Icy Conditions
                  • Powder
                  • Speed

                  Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2013:

                  All I can say, is they are awesome and agile.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Product for a Great Price

                  By 

                  from Connecticut

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2013:

                        I bought these at the end of the season, so I won't be able to try them until next year. Everything of what I have read, though, says that they are great skis. It's worth noting that I priced these skis out online at at several ski shops. Evo had the best price of all. In fact, after I bought them, I noticed that the price had dropped even lower. When I contacted Evo they refunded me the difference.

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        Delivery was prompt and my skis arrived in great condition. Customer service was great.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Very nice skis

                        By 

                        from Michigan

                        About Me Advanced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight
                        • Stylish

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Crud
                          • Groomed
                          • Powder

                          Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2013:

                          These skis are very nice. First I wanted to buy wider skis but decided on these and I am very happy. Some people complain that with full rocker they are bad for ice or groomed condition but I did not have any problems. The skis look sharp, they are very responsive and I am very happy with my purchase. I really love the binding system, no drilling required and adjustment for the boot size is super easy (read the size from the boot and setup the binding according that that size).

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          Volkl nailed it

                          By 

                          from Liberal, KS

                          About Me Advanced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • For Beginners And Up
                          • Fun Fun Fun
                          • Good Turning
                          • Great On Groomed Snow
                          • Handles Very Well
                          • Lightweight
                          • Very Easy To Use

                          Cons

                          • Not A Racing Ski
                          • Not For Deep Snow

                          Best Uses

                          • Beginner To Advanced
                          • Crud
                          • Powder
                          • Recreational Skiing
                          • Tricks
                          • Try Different Techniques

                          Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2013:

                          Volkl hit the golden balance giving us skis that perform at a wide range of speed and user's ability. After trying them I recommended them to two beginners. One, a sceptic, tried a competitor's demos and promptly returned them reclaiming RTMs. They both loved the experience and one ended buying this model right away. RTMs are incredibly easy to maneuver. Despite being full rocker type they carve well and when I tried them on hard-packed snow the edges were holding very well.
                          Obviously, I disagree with with the "advanced" designation that those skis are assigned. They are definitely easy to use. At the same time they are built in a manner that it is possible to execute advanced techniques.
                          The skis are not intended for deep snow off piste.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes
                           
                          5.0

                          Half the efffort and twice the fun

                          By 

                          from Northern Mass.

                          About Me Expert

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy Carver On Icy Steeps

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Crud
                            • Icy Conditions
                            • Powder

                            Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2013:

                            Place on feet, ride lift up, ski down.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            Volkl rtm 80

                            By 

                            from San Francisco Bay Area

                            About Me Advanced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Stylish

                            Cons

                            • none

                            Best Uses

                            • Powder

                            Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2013:

                            Excellent product been dreaming about these skis for a long time. Great powder skis at a great price!

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes
                             
                            5.0

                            love these skis!

                            By 

                            from Pittsburgh, PA

                            About Me Intermediate

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Turning Radius
                            • Great Feel And Ride
                            • Great Fit
                            • Highly Recommended

                            Cons

                            • none

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2013:

                              These were my first pair of new skis in about 12 years. I upgraded from the Volkl Carvers. Finally got to try these out this weekend in Laurel Valley area and absolutely love them! Next is Utah in March to give these a ride...I can't wait!

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes
                               
                              4.0

                              Versatile, Well-Made Skis

                              By 

                              from Chicago

                              About Me Intermediate

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Forgiving
                              • responsive
                              • Well Built Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Crud
                                • Icy Conditions
                                • Powder

                                Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2013:

                                Having not skied for many years I hadn't considered buying skis, but my 7 year-old caught the bug and I figured I had better keep up with him. I finally bit the bullet and bought myself some nice equipment. Read A LOT of reviews,spoke to some friends who loved Volkyl, and thought that these would suit me for the Midwest skiing that we do. Skied them this past weekend and saw really varied conditions from Powder to Ice and the transition between and they were great. Very stable, great turning (even on ice), and NO chatter which was a very welcome change from rentals. Very pleased so far, and looking forward to riding them in Colorado next month.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                5.0

                                All Mountain It Is

                                By 

                                from Park City, UT

                                About Me Advanced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Crud
                                    • Icy Conditions
                                    • Powder
                                    • Speed

                                    Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2013:

                                    Fantastic all around skis.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No
                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Excellent all mountain ski

                                    By 

                                    from Los Angeles, CA

                                    About Me Advanced

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Crud
                                        • Excellent All Mountain Sk
                                        • Powder
                                        • Speed
                                        • Steeps Bumps Trees

                                        Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2013:

                                        I bought these for my 2 teenage sons who are agressive advanced all mountain skiers. The boys love them and they skiied very well on cruisers, bumps, trees, steeps and 8" of fresh.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • Yes
                                         
                                        5.0

                                        I am dancing in the snow!

                                        By 

                                        from Jay Peak, Vermont

                                        About Me Advanced

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Good Carving Ability
                                        • Good Grip
                                        • Good Turning
                                        • No Vibration At High Spee

                                        Cons

                                        • none so far

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Crud
                                        • Hard Pack
                                        • Ice
                                        • Icy Conditions
                                        • Powder
                                        • Speed

                                        Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2013:

                                        I am 62 years old, female. Have been skiing in the East all my life. Used to icy conditions and lots of powder in Vermont. Just got these skis today, they are absolutely awesome! I am just dancing on the slopes! Small turns, long ones, straight down, anything!
                                        I am 5'7'' , heavy, and I got the 166 cm. They are perfect.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No
                                         
                                        4.0

                                        These skis give me wings.

                                        By 

                                        from Boston, MA

                                        About Me Expert

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Carve A Great Turn
                                        • Faster Than Me
                                        • Great Price
                                        • Great Value
                                        • Quick Edge To Edge
                                        • responsive
                                        • Very Easy To Adjust

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • All Mountain
                                          • Groomed Snow
                                          • Icy Conditions
                                          • Man Made Snow
                                          • Powder
                                          • Smooth Bumps
                                          • Speed

                                          Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2013:

                                          Amazingly easy to snap bindings on to the rails already mounted on ski, very easy to adjust to different boot sizes, no tools needed.
                                          A really great ski at a great price.

                                          Service and delivery comments:

                                          Excellent price, free shipping, arrived quickly in perfect condition exactly as advertised.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No
                                           
                                          5.0

                                          everything you wanted it to be

                                          By 

                                          from New England

                                          About Me Professional

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Just The Right Snap

                                          Cons

                                          • Not A Spring Ski
                                          • You Can't Relax On These

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Icy Conditions
                                          • Powder
                                          • Speed

                                          Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2013:

                                          This is and expert ski. The harder you drive the ski better it likes it. Stable at the higher speeds and soft enough to get through the bumps. If you can't afford the 64 model at the same time. Then the 80 is the best choice.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No
                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Hot Ski - Hot Price

                                          By 

                                          from Hopewell, NJ

                                          About Me Advanced

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Slope Performance

                                          Cons

                                          • none

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Crud
                                          • Powder
                                          • Speed

                                          Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2013:

                                          Excellent turning ski, which minimizes effort. A great cruiser with sufficient speed for an older dawg.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No
                                           
                                          4.0

                                          This is a great ski

                                          By 

                                          from Baltimore, MD

                                          About Me Advanced

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Stylish

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Crud
                                            • Icy Conditions
                                            • Powder

                                            Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2013:

                                            Ran this ski for four straight days in all conditions. Packed powder, crud, ice, mashed potatoes, and fresh powder and it performed well in all circumstances. Pushed well through the wet stuff, held a good edge on the ice and worked smoothly through the fresh powder. This is a good all mountain ski.

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

                                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            4.0

                                            Excellent once you adjust to rocker

                                            By 

                                            from Boston

                                            About Me Advanced

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Roll Edge To Edge
                                            • Rocker Very Forgiving
                                            • Volkl Quality As Usual

                                            Cons

                                            • Adjustment Time To Rocker
                                            • Not So Great On Ice

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Anything But Boilerplate

                                            Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2013:

                                            Great fun and smooth once you adjust to full rocker skis
                                            Carves are insanely clean once you get it
                                            The rocker reduces edge contact at low lean angle, not good on ice.

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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