Völkl M5 Mantra - 2019 All-Mountain Ski - Ski Mag

Völkl M5 Mantra

2019 Men's All-Mountain Wide Ski

Specs

Overall Rating 4.07 / 5
Tip / Waist / Tail (in Millimeters) 134-96-117
Lengths (in Centimeters) 170, 177, 184, 191
Radius (in Meters) 21.2
Flotation 3.55 / 5
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
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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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