All-Mountain Wide Skis

Völkl Mantra 102

2021 Men's All-Mountain Wide Ski Review

Overall Rating: 3.8


Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

140-102-123

Lengths (cm)

170, 177, 184, 191

Radius (m)

20

Flotation

3.55 / 5

Quickness / Maneuverability

3.59 / 5

Playfulness

3.5 / 5

Forgiveness

3 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

4.36 / 5

Crud Performance

4.23 / 5

Balance of Skills

3.55 / 5

Gender

Male


2021 Völkl Mantra 102 Men's All-Mountain Wide Ski
The 2021 Völkl Mantra 102 Men’s All-Mountain Wide SkiPhoto courtesy of Völkl

Testers decided the Mantra 102 is one of the beefiest skis in the category. At Taos Ski Valley, the Völkl divided pure-finesse skiers from the brute-force types: Those in the latter category found the ski to be damp, strong, and especially solid on edge, making it a legit choice for larger experts. The finesse skiers found the ski unforgiving in variable terrain and especially hard to maneuver in tight spaces and firm conditions. Don’t skip leg day if you’re going with these skis. 

STRENGTHS: Stability at Speed, Hard-Snow Integrity

WEAKNESSES: Forgiveness, Quickness