In Depth Staff Reviews:
Innovation is the Mantra
In 2019, the completely redesigned M5 Mantra hit the hill hard. Featuring Volkl's innovative Titanal Frame, the M5 was livelier, lighter, and zippier than a YKK. It took off with advanced and expert skiers alike, so for 2020, Volkl will double down on their Titanal Frame construction. This year, Volkl has completely reimagined their freeride line: check out 2020 Volkl Skis.
2020 Volkl Skis Highlights:
The M5 Mantra returns untouched - but now we have the Mantra 102, a big brother to the M5. With a fatter 102mm waist, these boards are built to rip big lines. Big lines = longer turns, so Volkl gave the Mantra 102 a 3D Radius Sidecut, lending to a variety of turn shapes. The tight center turn radius provides agility and quickness, while the long ... Continue Reading
2020 Volkl Secret 102 Description:
The Volkl Secret stormed onto the women's ski scene a year ago with a best-in-class blend of high-powered all-mountain performance and smooth skiability. Now that the Secret's out, Volkl is blazing ahead, adding a wider sister to their line of freeride all-mountain skis. The Secret 102 crushes anything in its path, and it's nimble enough for tree alleys and powder stashes too. Built with Titanal Frame technology and a 3D radius sidecut, which allows the skis to make any turn shape with ease, these skis are made to be pushed by aggressive skiers. For ex-racers turned big-mountain freeriders (see: Lynsey Dyer aspirants), it's a worthy tool. But as with its narrower soul sister, the Secret 102 gives rapidly advancing intermediate skiers a ski to grow into.
2020 Volkl Secret 102 Specs: