Völkl 90Eight W

2018

Top Performer
Women'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 Upper Expert
Sidecut 133-98-116
Turn radius 15.9m (163cm)
Lengths 156, 163 (1,550g), 170
Construction Sidewall
Carbon & lightweight woodcore
Tip & tail rocker
Strengths Shines in all conditions, great balance between edge grip and ease of use in backcountry
Weaknesses Hard to fault, some testers thought it could be floatier

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 makes any conditions feel really easy. It strikes a really good balance between being wide enough to deal with backcountry conditions yet still having enough performance to achieve good levels of grip with the edge. Every tester found this to be a ski that is very playful, reactive, and generally fun all over the mountain. Another really strong feature of the 90Eight is its incredibly smooth ride, which irons out tricky conditions with ease, and gives a butter smooth ride through any snow types. Overall, this is a great ski, which is hard to fault and would work well as an all mountain choice, as well as for pure powder.

Tester Comments

Rowena Phillips
It’s a ski that adapts to you rather than you having to adapt to the ski
Natasha Edwards
I loved these skis, they were easy to maneuver – great short, quick turns