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Völkl M5 Mantra (2019)

2019 Men's All-Mountain Wide Ski

Brand: Völkl

Model: M5 Mantra

Overall Score: 4.07 / 5



Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

134-96-117

Lengths (cm)

170, 177, 184, 191

Radius (m)

21.2

Gender

Male

Quickness / Maneuverability

4 / 5

Playfulness

3.95 / 5

Forgiveness

4.09 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

4.27 / 5

Crud Performance

3.95 / 5

Balance of Skills

4.23 / 5

Flotation

3.55 / 5


Völkl M5 Mantra 2018/2019 All-Mountain Wide ski
Photo courtesy of Völkl

Gear of the Year 2019

Gear of the Year Logo 2019

The fifth generation of this iconic Völkl ski wins highest praise because it’s easier to ski than ever. Former racers and expert Mantra fanatics will love this ski even more than previous generations thanks to the return of camber underfoot and reliable damp performance at speed, while intermediate and advanced skiers can get in on the fun thanks to a modified top sheet of Titanal, well positioned tip rocker, and a carbon insert in the shovel that add playful life at moderate speeds. This ski will definitely make the cult of Völkl grow. 

Gear Guide Review 2019

Völkl made the fifth generation of the Mantra slimmer, reintroduced traditional camber but kept rocker in the tip and tail, and modified the top layer of metal above the wood core by making a Titanal frame. All this plus a carbon insert in the tip, and testers found the new Mantra to be a very capable freeride charger, but smooth enough that intermediate and advanced skiers could use it to kick their skiing up a level. 

Strengths: Versatility, Quickness
Weakness: Flotation     

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