Volkl 90Eight Skis - Men's:
With its 3D.RIDGE construction, designed to reduce the ski’s weight while increasing stability and smoothness, the 90EIGHT is an incredibly versatile all-mountain ski that handles anything from bumps, to trees, to groomers, and even powder and crud. The early-taper sidecut and open radius allow you to steer it anywhere you want to go and rip up the mountain with an easy, cruisy feel.
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.
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: Tip & Tail Rocker - Makes the ski turn-friendly and allows for a stiffer flex setup. Only the shovel and tail zones bend upwards, with traditional cambering in the middle for pop.
**FREESKIER.COM's #9 PICK FOR 2017 TOP 10 FREERIDE ALL-MOUNTAIN SKIS**
"Back for its second season, there’s nothing sophomoric about the 90Eight’s frontside performance. On top of its high-speed ability, it’s lightweight and highly maneuverable. That nimbleness comes from a raised ridge—in front of and behind the binding—that runs down the gut of the ski and levels out as it approaches the ski’s edge. With the weight distribution focused in the center, the low swing weight is apparent immediately. Dense ash underfoot with a composite and fiberglass casing ensures premium stability and power while energetic poplar in the rest of the ski promotes maneuverability and liveliness. One tester took notice of the build, stating, “It’s surprisingly stable for how light it is. It’s a bullet on the hardpack.” "
Freeskier.com Overal Rating - 8.17/10