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Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2012: Complementing the RTM 84 is the all-new Volkl RTM 80 Skis, a ski for the advanced to expert skier looking for more bandwidth in a high performance, frontside/all-mountain ski. Volkl's proprietary full rocker technology gives the skier smooth, direct turn initiation, and a playful overall feel. Its uncanny blend of carving prowess combined with occasional off-piste capability re-sets the bar in this popular category.

Product Details

Shape

Extended Low Profile (ELP) Full Rocker 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 (long, gradual bend from tip to tail) profile, the skier gains full, uninterrupted edge contact. The more you put the ski on edge, the more effective the edge becomes. The resulting smoothness and predictability is truly uncanny.

Construction

Dual Extended Transmission construction makes the RTM 80 more forgiving and softer in its feel, yet still delivers the necessary power for an exciting ride that is accessible to more than just expert skiers.

Double Grip construction consists of raising the height of the construction above the edge, creating added support for the edge, and in turn, better edge grip. The unique Motion iPT interface allowed Volkl engineers to further develop their signature Double Grip construction, creating Extended Double Grip. The added height extends from tip to tail, placing more material where it’s needed - in support of the edges.

Bindings

The Marker iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings - the Wide Ride system is 30% wider than the original iPT (Internal Power Transmission). It was developed specifically for skis 80mm and wider.

The Triple Pivot Elite Toe and Inner Pivot Heel pieces for the Wide Ride system are the same design as those of the Marker Duke and Jester freeride bindings. The components contribute to better performance with a more secure wrap on the boot lug, increased directional elasticity in the heel, and an extremely light construction, allowing the skier to have a wider ski that is as easy to handle and maneuverable as a narrower system.

DIN range: 4-12

Included Bindings

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

Core and Flex Pattern

The Extended (XTD) Wood Core is used in Extended Double Grip constructions. More forgiving than the Extended Sensorwood Core, it consists of a full-length wood core sitting beneath the Extended Double Grip chambers.

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Specs

  • Terrain: All-Mountain, Carving More 
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker More 
  • Core/Laminates: Metal, 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) 126 126 126 126 126
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 17.8 28.9

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Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2012
 
4.7

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good carving ability (17)
  • Good grip (13)
  • Smooth ride (13)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Downhill (14)
  • Groomed terrain (14)
  • Powder skiing (6)
  • Moguls (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (9), Expert (6), Intermediate (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A different kind of

I've been skiing for 40+ years. I enjoy the feel of a high speed carve and quicks in the bumps(raised on PNW mogols). I never took to wide skis. I've tried...Read complete review

I've been skiing for 40+ years. I enjoy the feel of a high speed carve and quicks in the bumps(raised on PNW mogols). I never took to wide skis. I've tried lots of them, but I always felt like I'd strapped a B17 (USAF Bomber)on my feet: Very slow, lifeless, ponderous skis. I like some wiggle and some quicks in my skis and I expect to have my eyes tear-up when carving turns on hardpack.

Wife got me RTM80s for Xmas. I was gonna take-em back and get back to my 66mm Heads,63mm Solamon V3s, but I waited too long to do a return and got stuck with the RTM80s.

Wow!!!! what a great SKI!!! They don't have a ton of "pop" but the combination of flat/full rocker/softer flex and rock-hard torsion makes these things a JOY IN THE BUMPs. At 176cm they ski like a 150cm in bumps with an easy going but solid demeanor. You can lay down a checkturn quicker than ........ Lay em over on hard pack and they feel pretty much like a lower energy GS ski (been on lots of those). They do have a speed limit, but its pretty darn high. Wife wants me to slow it down some anyway,at 57 she doesn't want to have to pick up the pieces. Best, I am wandering off into the back country more because its so much less work, and I am having a ball.

If you are an "old school" advanced to expert skier who hasn't embraced 80+ Cm waisted skis, because they are "too slow edge-to-edge" or "they don't hold a carve on hard pack" you are gonna love these skis. Note: when I say "advanced" I mean a competent hard pack parallel turner, this is a very easy going ski with a ton of high end.-------I don't work for Volkl

Maybe RTM84s next Xmas---I'll have to drop a hint

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Decent all mountain ski

Good all around eastern ski. Not so good out west on hard pack with mixed new powder. A bit grabby in the mixed snow conditions.

Good all around eastern ski. Not so good out west on hard pack with mixed new powder. A bit grabby in the mixed snow conditions.

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A different kind of

By 

from Kirkland Washington

About Me Expert

Pros

  • Good Carving Ability
  • Good Grip
  • Lightweight
  • Quick Quick Quik

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Downhill
    • Groomed Terrain
    • Moguls

    Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2012:

    I've been skiing for 40+ years. I enjoy the feel of a high speed carve and quicks in the bumps(raised on PNW mogols). I never took to wide skis. I've tried lots of them, but I always felt like I'd strapped a B17 (USAF Bomber)on my feet: Very slow, lifeless, ponderous skis. I like some wiggle and some quicks in my skis and I expect to have my eyes tear-up when carving turns on hardpack.

    Wife got me RTM80s for Xmas. I was gonna take-em back and get back to my 66mm Heads,63mm Solamon V3s, but I waited too long to do a return and got stuck with the RTM80s.

    Wow!!!! what a great SKI!!! They don't have a ton of "pop" but the combination of flat/full rocker/softer flex and rock-hard torsion makes these things a JOY IN THE BUMPs. At 176cm they ski like a 150cm in bumps with an easy going but solid demeanor. You can lay down a checkturn quicker than ........ Lay em over on hard pack and they feel pretty much like a lower energy GS ski (been on lots of those). They do have a speed limit, but its pretty darn high. Wife wants me to slow it down some anyway,at 57 she doesn't want to have to pick up the pieces. Best, I am wandering off into the back country more because its so much less work, and I am having a ball.

    If you are an "old school" advanced to expert skier who hasn't embraced 80+ Cm waisted skis, because they are "too slow edge-to-edge" or "they don't hold a carve on hard pack" you are gonna love these skis. Note: when I say "advanced" I mean a competent hard pack parallel turner, this is a very easy going ski with a ton of high end.-------I don't work for Volkl

    Maybe RTM84s next Xmas---I'll have to drop a hint

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Skis

    By 

    from Denver, CO

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Carving Ability
    • Good Grip

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Downhill
      • Moguls

      Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2012:

      I picked this ski, in part, because the five previous reviewers all gave them a 5 star rating. I have not been disappointed. They are really quick, hold very well and great in the bumps.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Dream skis!!!

      By 

      from McLean, VA, skiing in Snowshoe WV

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Carving Ability
      • Good Grip
      • Smooth Ride
      • Sweet and easy to ski
      • You will feel safe

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Downhill
        • Groomed Terrain

        Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2012:

        I've used these skis for just over a month now. Groomed, ice, artificial snow, natural snow, slush. Fantastic! I've never felt so good in a pair of skis!!! They're also backed by an outstanding warranty from Volkl!!! And, no, I don't work for Volkl or own shares in K2 ...

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        First Pair of Non-rentals - So Good

        By 

        from Wenatchee, WA

        About Me Intermediate

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Carving Ability
        • Good Grip

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Downhill
        • Groomed Terrain

        Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2012:

        This is my fourth year skiing. I ski in the Cascades. I had been skiing on an old pair of rentals, so my wife picked these up to help me improve my game. I've loved them so far, as they have fun carving through the groomers. Have not had a powder day yet, but they also float better on the stuff at the edges of the groomers, so am looking forward to one. They are a bit heavy, but I am getting used to it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Great buy!

        By 

        from Detroit, MI

        About Me Intermediate

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Carving Ability
        • Smooth Ride

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Downhill
          • Groomed Terrain

          Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2012:

          These skis are great!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          smooth ride, easy turning

          By 

          from Cincinnati, OH

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Carving Ability
          • Good Grip
          • Great Flotation
          • Smooth Ride

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Downhill
            • Groomed Terrain
            • Powder Skiing

            Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2012:

            great deal for last year model

             
            4.0

            Fun All-Mountain Ride

            By 

            from Mammoth Lakes, CA

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Carving Ability
            • Great Flotation
            • Lightweight
            • Rides Like A Cadillac
            • Smooth Ride

            Cons

            • Poor High Speed Carving

            Best Uses

            • Groomed Terrain
            • Medium Speed 30-40mph
            • Powder Skiing

            Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2012:

            This is a great all-mountain ski. I come from many many seasons of only riding stiff slalom and GS race skis. I found edge grip to be lacking above 40-45 MPH. The full rocker made powder and un-groomed terrain very easy to rip on. However, the full rocker also is what causes a loss of edge grip while carving at high speeds. I'm going to use these as my lazy mountain skis and keep the Ferrari race skis at home when my legs don't feel up for the challenge. I highly recommend this ski for its simple ride-ability and full rocker smoothness over everything the mountain can throw at you.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 B

            By 

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Carving Ability
            • Lightweight
            • Smooth Ride

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Downhill
              • Groomed Terrain
              • Powder Skiing

              Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2012:

              Great skis, I had been skiing on 'old technology' for the last 5 years as I got back into skiing. I could feel the improvement just skating up to the lift line. The last few weekends have been the best skiing of my life.

               
              3.0

              Decent all mountain ski

              By 

              from Boston, MA

              About Me Expert

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Carving Ability
              • Good Grip

              Cons

              • Not Great In Mixed Snow
              • Poor Flotation

              Best Uses

              • Downhill
              • Groomed Terrain

              Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2012:

              Good all around eastern ski. Not so good out west on hard pack with mixed new powder. A bit grabby in the mixed snow conditions.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              AWESOME

              By 

              from Sparta NJ

              About Me Expert

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Carving Ability
              • Good Grip
              • Lightweight
              • Smooth Ride

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Downhill
                • Groomed Terrain

                Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2012:

                I received these as a gift and they are one of the best pair of skis I've ever owned. They are smooth with great carving. highly recommended

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                Great skis

                By 

                from Syracuse, NY

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Grip
                • Smooth Ride

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Groomed Terrain

                  Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2012:

                  I have bought these only a couple of weeks ago but already had a chance to try them out in powder as well as on ice. The stability and tracking is amazing. I am 173 and purchased 171cm. Carving is smooth and comfortable at any radius. Truly an all mountain ski, totally worth the money!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Nice Pair

                  By 

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Good Carving Ability
                  • Good Grip
                  • Lightweight
                  • Smooth Ride

                  Cons

                  • Poor Flotation

                  Best Uses

                  • Downhill
                  • Groomed Terrain

                  Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2012:

                  Generally good pair of skis. I have rode them twice this season, both times early season conditions and they handled well. I went from 158s up to these at 171s and I couldn't be happier. They are tremendously lighter and more agile.

                  I do have some concerns on powder days, but I am generally east coast, so it should not be much of an issue...

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome

                  By 

                  from Royal Oak, Mi

                  About Me Intermediate

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Good Carving Ability
                  • Good Grip
                  • Smooth Ride

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Downhill
                    • Groomed Terrain

                    Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2012:

                    Great all around ski. Very easy to turn and the ski pops you back up so you are not as fatigued.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    Fun ski

                    By 

                    from Whiteface, NY

                    About Me Expert

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Carving Ability
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2012:

                        Super bindings and responsive ski. Looking forward to see how it hold up on ice in the East.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        simply the best

                        By 

                        from San Jose, CA

                        About Me Advanced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Carving Ability
                        • Good Grip
                        • Smooth Ride

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Moguls
                          • Powder Skiing

                          Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2012:

                          these are probably some of the best skis from Volkl

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          Great Skis

                          By 

                          from Bariloche Argentina

                          About Me Expert

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Good Carving Ability
                          • Good Grip
                          • Smooth Ride

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Downhill
                            • Groomed Terrain
                            • Moguls

                            Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2012:

                            I really like these skis. They are useful as all-mountain in all snow conditions. I love the slight rocker and the way that makes mogul sking a bit easier.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            I would buy this product again and again

                            By 

                            from Wolf Creek Colorado

                            About Me Expert

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Good Carving Ability
                            • Good Grip
                            • Great Flotation
                            • Lightweight
                            • Smooth Ride

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Downhill
                              • Groomed Terrain
                              • Powder Skiing

                              Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2012:

                              All Mountain skiing!

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              Volkl has done it again- AWESOME!

                              By 

                              from Orinda, CA

                              About Me Advanced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Good Carving Ability
                              • Smooth Ride

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Downhill
                                • Moguls
                                • Powder Skiing
                                • Racing

                                Comments about Volkl RTM 80 Skis + iPT Wide Ride 12.0 Bindings 2012:

                                Haven't had so much fun on the mountain since the last pair of Volkl skis

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes

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