In Depth Staff Reviews:
By: Matt McDonald
Highlights from the 2019 Volkl skis lineup:
Newsflash: The Mantra is Different
The time has come. The Mantra changes for 2019. In fact, Volk will now roll out two of them.
One Mantra will follow in the Katana’s footsteps, integrated with Volkl’s strong/light V-Werks tech and labeled the Mantra V-Werks. At 99mm underfoot, it maintains the Mantras waist width, but the ski is much lighter than the old Mantra, and the full-rocker profile is gone. This Mantra harkens back to earlier models with rocker in the tip and tail. The ski looks to still be an aggressive, all-mountain ripper, staying true to the Mantra heritage, but with more backcountry/powder application.
The other Mantra is equally, if not more, enticing. Known as the M5 Mantra, it comes in at 96mm underfoot ... Continue Reading
2018 Volkl Mantra Description:
For years now the Mantra has been rising to stardom, or rather carving its way to stardom. The Mantra's unique reverse camber profile may surprise you since the ski is best used as an all mountain ripper. Two full sheets of titanal give this ski a bombproof backbone, allowing it to charge through any terrain, from ice to powder and everything in between. 100mm of ski underfoot makes the Mantra ideal for Western conditions or for skiers who spend 90% of their day off-piste; only hitting the groomed runs to get from one back bowl to another. The fully rockered profile gives a little forgiveness to this advanced ski and allows for ease when entering and exiting turns. You've heard the hype about the Mantra for years now, so what's stopping you form trying it out?
2018 Volkl Mantra Specs:
Volkl Mantra Model Lineage:
Mantra (2006 - 2018) In Stock
Skis In The Volkl All Mountain Series:
100Eight (108mm) In Stock
Mantra (100mm) In Stock
90Eight (98mm) In Stock
Kendo (90mm) In Stock
Kink (89mm) In Stock