2017 Volkl Mantra

Ski Stats

Sidecut 132/100/118
Radius 23.7m @ 177cm
Lengths 170,177,184,191
Weight 2070g @ 177cm
MSRP $875
Power Score: 8.11
Finese Score: 8.02
Over the unusually long arc of its existence, the Mantra has morphed every few seasons, putting on a few mm’s of girth one year, adding a dab of early rise to the tip another. The latest stage in its evolution, which debuted two seasons ago, was also the most dramatic, resulting in a significant change in the Mantra’s personality. Völkl didn’t change the Mantra’s composition – it’s still a classic combo of wood and Titanal - but they changed everything else, going from a fully cambered ski to a double rocker design that is bone-flat underfoot and rockered at tip and tail. The alterations allow the new Mantra to swivel around in soft snow, making it much more forgiving in the off-piste conditions. The premium previously placed on pilot proficiency and precision no longer pertains.

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