Völkl 90Eight 2018 Ski Review - Ski Mag

Völkl 90Eight

2018 All Mountain Ski

Specs

Overall Rating 3.74 / 5
Tip / Waist / Tail (in Millimeters) 133-98-116
Lengths (in Centimeters) 163, 170, 177, 184
Radius (in Meters) 22.3

 

Symmetrical
Level Advanced
Waist Width (in Millimeters) 90-105

Why offer two skis at virtually the same waist width? Because for all its popularity, the venerable Mantra is too much ski for many skiers. The 90Eight is a lighter, techier creation, and it performs with livelier feel that can be easier to get along with. With a little camber and a tighter sidecut (the Mantra is full-length rocker), it’s an eager carver with snappy rebound. Testers loved its energy. Dyer: “A great carver. Also super athletic in bumps and chowder.”

Strengths: Quickness/Maneuverability, Playfulness, Hard-Snow Integrity