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Waist Width: 75
Lengths: 153, 159, 166, 173
The lightweight and affordable Volkl RTM 75iS, which returns unchanged for 2017, is designed for value-conscious novice and intermediate skiers who stick mostly to groomed trails. Its core is a combination of durable wood and lightweight, economical foam. Its flex is soft and forgiving, and it’s sold only as a package ski, with a 10-DIN Marker binding. It’s the second-least-expensive model in the RTM series, selling for a “street price” of about $700 in most shops.
The RTM (Ride the Mountain) line is Volkl’s six-model collection of frontside all-mountain skis built for everyday resort performance. RTM skis range in width from 75 up to 86 mm, with higher-performing models at the wider end of the spectrum. All RTM skis are wood core constructions.
Volkl is based in Straubing, Germany (Bavaria), where it has been making skis since 1914. Affiliated brands include Dalbello and Marker. Like K2 and Line, Volkl is a subsidiary of Jarden Corp., which itself became a subsidiary of the Newell Rubbermaid consumer-products conglomerate in 2016. -J.C.