Volkl 100Eight Skis - Men's:
The 100EIGHT’s 3D.RIDGE construction delivers a lightweight, lively ski feel combined with a smoothness and stability formerly reserved for much heavier skis. A 141-108-124mm shape, flat tail, Full Rocker, Smart Early Taper, and a relatively open radius all combine to make this a top rated product for the skier seeking an all mountain freeride ski that can handle variable snow and groomers alike.
30% Groomed, 70% Powder
3D.RIDGE - The distinctive characteristic of this technology is a raised central ridge that sharply levels out toward the edge, both in front of and behind the binding. This reduces the inertial mass around the fulcrum to a minimum and significantly enhances the agility of the ski. At the same time, the center ridge allows for a precise dimensioning of the hardness distribution, which leads to an especially harmonious flex on the ski. Despite the weight savings, the 3D.RIDGE ensures that there is no compromise whatsoever in the ski‘s durability and elasticity.
Core - Multi Layer Woodcore - Völkl freeskiing models feature a multi-layer wood core that features two different densities of wood. In the binding attachment area, a dense, ash core is used, while in the rest of the ski, the core is poplar. The more dense wood creates more secure screw retention, preventing binding pull-out, and the soft, supple poplar section allows for resilience and snap. The flex pattern is tailored to each ski model, depending on the desired performance.
Tough Box Construction – Völkl protects the goods (in this case the Multi Layer Wood Core) with a composite and fiberglass sheath for resilience, durability and snap
Base: P-Tex 2100
Rocker: Full Rocker
**#4 in Freeskier.com's Top 20 Big-Mountain Skis for 2017**
"You want to have control and confidence when ripping, yeah? The 100Eight has you covered, just take it from one satisfied tester: “Unbelievably responsive ski. Tell it to do anything, and it will answer with grace.” Woods of different densities in the ski—denser underfoot and light along the perimeter and tip and tail—strike a balance between playfulness and stability. Its full sidewalls provide edge grip. Pair those qualities with weight-reducing, Hulk-strong carbon strips and you’ve got one incredible set of all-mountain boards."
Freeskier.com Overall Rating - 9.09-10