Long the standard by which 100 millimeter all mountain class skis were judged, the Völkl Mantra Skis gained 2 mm in width and a bit more rocker last year, making them more versatile in softer conditions but still the bomb when the snow got hard. The ski was a huge success last season and it's back for 2016 with only topsheet changes. Chant the name over and over again until fall, and you'll be ready.
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.
Tapered Tip & Tail
Multi Layer Woodcore 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.
Power Construction Construction utilizes traditional vertical sidewalls and a torsion box internal layup. Used in racing skis as well as all the freeskiing models, this versatile, proven construction provides tremendous grip, stability, and a smooth ride.
Titanal Laminate Layer There's nothing like a layer of metal to make a ski damp and stable at speed . . .
We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.
|Tip Width (mm)||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)||2036||2082||2243|
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Comments about Volkl Mantra Skis 2016:
This ski is a smooth carving ski all over the hill, groomers and pow pow alike. Surprisingly stable at higher speeds. Let my amigo check them out on week two and he now has a pair.
Comments about Volkl Mantra Skis 2016:
I've loved my 2010 Mantra 170's for years. Incredibly fun in powder, yet carve almost like the old Volkl 6 stars - on rails. So I was concerned I'd lose some of that edge when getting the 2016 Mantra 170's. I was pleasantly surprised. In heavy powder on Vail's back bowls, I was no longer slightly concerned the tips would dive into mogles because of the skis stiffness. The new skis have better float, tips seem to stay up better without leaning back. So my balance point in heavy powder is now over the center of the skis. (Bindings are mounted over center point of ski also). They're also quicker to turn. to the point where my buddies told me they've never seen me ski so well. They also commented I looked equally as good in powder, crud and hardpacked. That was my experience. Going from different conditions within a few hours was all good. I can only bring one pair of skis from Florida, so I agree with the reviews that if you can only bring one pair of skis, these are the ones. I was very concerned about the new model, especially the new ski might slide around on hardpack. I knew it would give me more float - but hardpack concerns were unfounded. Volkl still has that magic edge thing going. Oh ya, because of the slight curve to the edges now, you can just turn your ankle digging the edge in on hardpack and the ski digs right in and comes around. Good if you want to get speed up on groomers if you like to break into that style for awhile. Oh ya, I'm 63 years old in great shape so I love to go aggressively all day on these things. Have fun! -