The major trend in the ski industry for 2019 is the push to make lightweight equipment that punches above its weight class. The V.Werks Mantra may be the best execution of that design principal to date. Wider than the new M5 Mantra, and deploying almost every weight saving technology in Volkl's arsenal to keep the weight low and the spirits high. An exciting feature that many other lightweight do not possess is the infusion of titanal in the core of this ski. The V.Werks mantra could be the perfect 50|50 ski for someone who rides the resort often, but wants one ski that can head out past the gates when conditions are prime, or crowds are heinous.