Völkl Mantra

Nov 1, 2011
Outside Magazine
Völkl Mantra

Völkl Mantra Skis    Photo: Courtesy of Völkl

THE SELL: A damp, powerful ski that can handle both ice and powder. THE TEST: The Mantra has been a perennial tester favorite because of its extreme versatility. This year’s model won’t disappoint. The 98-millimeter waist is fat enough for all but the deepest storm days, and the metal-laminate race construction lays deep grooves in hardpack. Our testers also praised the Mantra for its ability to make multiple turn shapes. “Superior edge hold, fantastic GS turns on- or off-piste—a true crud champion,” wrote one 180-pound tester. THE VERDICT: If you get 25 days in at Stowe and a week in Telluride each season, the Mantra is all you need. 132/98/118

Overall: 4
Carving: 4
Float: 4

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