Völkl RTM 84

Oct 20, 2011
Outside Magazine
Völkl RTM 84

Völkl RTM 84 Skis    Photo: Courtesy of Völkl

THE SELL: A relatively fat tip with just a hint of rocker eases turn initiation and offers a touch of soft-snow float. THE TEST: “If you get in the backseat, the RTM will unfriend you,” wrote one 180-pound tester. Fair enough. Despite the subtle tip rocker, the freaky-fast and stable RTM 84 was the most aggressive frontside ski we tested. While we found it too powerful for off-trail forays, it was more forgiving than a race ski: if you stay centered, you can throw it sideways and scrub speed at will. An intermediate could survive the RTM 84, but it takes an alert and adroit expert to reap the true rewards of this much power. THE VERDICT: It’s a stallion, but can you ride it? 129/84/111

Overall: 4.5
Stability: 4.5
Edge hold: 5 

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