Volkl RTM 84

2015

Men's All-Mountain
Volkl
Price: £650.00 (with binding )
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
On piste short turns:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Advanced Upper Expert
Sidecut 129-84-111
Turn radius 16.9m (171cm)
Lengths 166, 171, 176, 181
Construction Dual XTD Transmission Sidewall
Sensorwood Core
Full Rocker
Strengths Amazing on the piste, almost race like levels of performance in all turn shapes
Weaknesses Trickier to handle in deeper, off piste conditions

They say

Updated for 2015 the new RTM has a stiffer tip and softer mid-body for a smoother ride with a more reactive response. It uses a wood core with titanium for extra power.

We say

Be in no doubt, this is a seriously powerful ski! Out of all the skis we tested in this category the RTM was definitely the one that could deliver eye opening performance on the piste. On the groomed runs it feels like a full on, power ski, with huge levels of grip. It can do this in both long and short turns, being able to match high grip with a very smooth ride. It also has an uncanny ability to feel easy to use on the piste, with the rockered shape making it easy to move into the turn. In deeper conditions away from the piste that stiff flex works against it and it feels harder to handle and better suited to expert skiers.

Tester Comments

Pete Davison
Flawless! Such an easy ski at all speeds and holds a really solid edge, more biased towards piste performance.
Mark Jones
Really grippy, full on power on the piste! Strong in longs and shorts.