Völkl 90Eight

2018

Top Performer
Men's Freeride
Volkl
Price: £495.00 (ski only)
Overall:
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Ease of use:
Ability Level Upper Intermediate Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert
Sidecut 133-98-116
Turn radius 20.1m (177cm)
Lengths 163, 170, 177 (1,750g), 184
Construction Sidewall
Carbon & lightweight woodcore
Tip & tail rocker
Strengths Very smooth flex, well balanced, light to use
Weaknesses Hard to fault, not as stable in long fast turns

They say

The 90Eight is an incredibly versatile all-mountain ski that handles anything from bumps, to trees, to groomers, and even powder and crud.

We say

This is another ski that is really well balanced and immediately very easy to use. Like most of the new products we tested this year, the 90Eight has a very light construction that makes it effortless to use, particularly at slower speeds. It matches this up to a very smooth flex which makes the ski predictable to read through the arc and seems to allow it to adapt to the contours of the slope really well. In the powder it floats with ease and with its lightweight, the 90Eight could be a good option to add a touring binding set up.

Tester Comments

Mark Jones
Really well balanced, smooth flex, light and easy to use. Feels like a high quality construction ski
Nicko Braxton
Really light underfoot, yet powerful. In powder they were just fun and easy