Volkl Mantra

2017

Top Performer
Men's Freeride
Volkl
Price: £525.00 (ski only)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Steeps:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert Upper Expert
Sidecut 132-100-118
Turn radius 23.7m (177cm)
Lengths 170, 177 (2,070g), 184, 191
Construction Sidewall
Titanal wood core
Full rocker
Strengths Grippy on the piste, floaty and easy in the powder
Weaknesses Hard to fault

They say

Thanks to early taper in the tip, a 100mm waist width, and a full rocker, soft snow performance has improved, with more overall forgiveness and no loss in edge grip.

We say

There’s no doubt the Mantra is a fantastic ski, it offers up fabulous performance on the piste with really high levels of grip and matches it up to a super smooth flex. It’s a ski which feels very sensitive underfoot and gives constant detailed feedback. In deeper off piste conditions the rockered profile makes it very easy to pivot while the Mantra instantly feels floaty and playful to use. Overall, a great ski that performs really well both on and off piste.

Tester Comments

Pete Davison
Great for charging through the crud, amazing edge hold, awesome on the steeps
Mark Jones
Loved it! Floaty and easy in the pow while being grippy on the piste