The Völkl Mantra skis have probably seen more miles on the feet of expert freeride skiers than any other model in recent history, and for good reason. They thrive in any snow conditions, turn when and where you want, and love to go fast. If that sounds like your kind of fun, the Mantra's brand of multi-layer woodcore, Titanal-infused all mountain versatility will be right up your alley.
Full Rocker Völkl Full Rocker is a smooth, gradual bend from tip to tail, with matching sidecut and a symmetrical flex pattern. All the benefits of extra maneuverability in soft snow while delivering smooth, sexy arcs on groomed terrain. The matching flex and sidecut on the full rocker gives you full, uninterrupted edge contact. The more the ski is on edge the more effective that edge becomes, and the resulting smoothness and predictability is uncanny.
Moderate Tip & Tail Taper
Multi-Layer Wood Core Völkl freeskiing models feature a multi-layer wood core that features two different densities of wood. In the binding attachment area, a dense, ash core is used, while in the rest of the ski, the core is poplar. The more dense wood creates more secure screw retention, preventing binding pull-out, and the soft, supple poplar section allows for resilience and snap. The flex pattern is tailored to each ski model, depending on the desired performance.
Full Titanal Laminate
We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.
|Tip Width (mm)||132||132||132||132|
|Waist Width (mm)||100||100||100||100|
|Tail Width (mm)||118||118||118||118|
|Turning Radius (m)||21.5||23.7||25.4||27.9|
|Indiv. Ski Weight (g)||2070|
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Comments about Volkl Mantra Skis 2017:
I'm 63 old, 5' 10" height , 200 ibs, on 2016 Mantra 184 cm, with Griffon bindings, ski skier type - expert.
Skied mostly in Vermont and New Hampshire (included Tuckerman ), also Utah, Colorado, Alps (Zermatt, Aiguille du Midi).
All kinds of trails and snow conditions, on piste, off piste, double black, you name it.
Most of my life I ski on some kind of Volks.
Before purchase also demoed Rosignol Soul 7, Nordica Enforcer 100, Blizzard Cochise, Dynastar, Kastle, DPS, Salomon, Line, Volkl 100 Eight.
Mantra comes as my best ski choice.
IS AWESOME PERIOD!!!
Volkl markets the ski as Full Rocker, but the profile of the Mantra resembles Rocker/Flat/Rocker more so than Full Rocker
What translates to easy turning, excellent edge hold, fun (it's so good that I will never return to camber again)
Moderate 5 cut shape/taper shape, keeps weight down some in the tip and tail, ergo reducing the swing weight making the ski easier to maneuver in un-groomed conditions. Now the taper is moderate so it doesn't reduce the effective edge - more effective edge means more edge gripping the snow.
The Full Rocker in the Mantra does make the ski easier to handle than it's cambered or cambered with tip rocker predecessor. Due to the lack of camber, Mantra needs a little more speed to get to hook up in a turn. If you can get your skis on edge and like to carve big turns you'll really love the way this skis on the front side -- basically if you're an expert big turn carver you'll love it. The full rocker does improve the float in pow substantially, the Old Mantra doesn't hold a candle to the New Mantra in that regard.
Sidewall runs the length of the ski for maximum edge hold and stability.
Titanium gives the Volkl Manta unrivaled power and stability.
Full Rocker that floats like full rocker but doesn't feel washy like most fully rockered skis.