2022 Volkl M6 Mantra
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Ski Stats

Sidecut 135/96/119
Radius 29.8/17.5/24.3m @ 177cm
Lengths 163,170,177,184,191
Weight 2070g @ 177cm
MSRP $825
Power Score: 8.98
Finese Score: 8.98
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Any time a brand introduces a fundamentally new technology, it takes a couple of years to learn how to optimize it. Now that Völkl engineers have tinkered with Titanal Frame for a few seasons, testing countless iterations, they’ve found a way not only to perfect the benefits of Titanal Frame, but to magnify its virtues with a couple of complementary components. The marriage of the new Tailored Titanal Frame with 3D Radius Sidecut and Tailored Carbon Tips has created a new benchmark for the genre, that will, in all probability, soon be recognized as one of the greatest all-terrain skis of all time. New for 2021/22 is Tailored Titanal Frame, that trims the width of the front section of Titanal to fit each size. Compared to the M5, the M6 Mantra has a kinder, gentler personality in sizes below 184cm. The key to the Mantra M6’s off-the-charts versatility lies in its 3D Radius Sidecut, a feature that isn’t new to Völkl but is new to the Mantra, and boy, does it make a difference. Variable radius sidecuts aren’t new, but Völkl’s version is particularly clever. The front section, left to its own devices, would cut a long radius turn; the rear section is likewise long-radius, albeit a bit tighter than the forebody, and the center section’s radius is considerably shorter. The whole point of 3D Radius is you don’t have to think about it to activate it. Just go skiing.
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