Volkl RTM 84 (2014)


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Price: $1235.00
Year: 2014
Level: 3
Gender: Male
Waist Width: 111
Tip/Tail/Waist: 129-84-111
Lengths: 166, 171, 176, 181

The 84-mm wide flagship of the RTM series is built to be Volkl's highest-performing, most versatile frontside/all-mountain ski (except for perhaps the carbon-rich, premium-priced V-Werks version of it). It gets Volkl's most powerful and precise XTD construction and two sheets of Titanal for grippy, damp performance at speed. Binding options include a 14 or 12 DIN. Hardpack is its natural habitat, but its 84-mm width gives it a measure of soft-snow versatility. It's part of the seven-model RTM ("Ride the Mountain") series of frontside, all-conditions skis - the all-mountain heart of the Volkl collection. Waist widths range from 84 mm down to 73 mm, with performance and price decreasing along with width. Higher end models (the 84, 81, 80 and 77) are subtly rockered from tip to tail for soft snow performance. Lower end models (75 IS, 75, and 73) get tip and tail rocker (with camber underfoot) for easy pivoting and skidding and are generally more forgiving and groomer oriented. The RTM collection features Volkl's XTD constructions, which are built with extra mass stacked over the edges for extra stability and edge bite. In lower-end RTM models, these XTD rails decrease in size and mass to give those skis more forgiving performance. All but the value-priced RTM 73 have wood cores. All are sold with bindings.