Völkl VTA 98

2019 Backcountry Ski
VTA 98
Price $825.00

Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (in Millimeters) 133-98-116
Lengths (in Centimeters) 156, 163, 170, 177, 184

 

Radius (in Meters) 20.1
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The VTA 98 exceeded our expectations for both uphill capabilities and overall downhill performance. Featuring a lightweight wood core, a carbon tip with rocker, and a very effective ICE.OFF topsheet that nearly eliminated snow on top of the ski, the VTA 98 won tester accolades for its skiability on corn and refrozen crud. With a versatile width, tapered sidecut, and damp feel, it might not weigh as much as a traditional Völkl, but it certainly handles like one. 

Weight: 1,370g per ski (177)     

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