Strength where you need it, lightness where you don’t. The 90Eight W wins the category with its 3D Ridge technology, which concentrates core materials in the center and underfoot, and tapers off at the edges for maneuverability. Volkl also added 3D Glass this year—which wraps lightweight fiberglass over the sidewall for better bite. (Like Volkl needs more of that.) Testers loved its versatility and stuck-to-the-snow feel, remarking that it’s both sprightly and strong. “Rewards technique, but doesn’t punish errors,” Barnes said.
Strengths: Stability at Speed, Hard-Snow Integrity
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