HIGH TECH MADE WHERE WE LIVE AND SKI. BAVARIA, GERMANY.
True passion lies at the heart of every great company. At the heart of Völkl lies a true passion for the sport of skiing, as well as a true passion for engineering. The goal of everyone at Völkl is to create a never ending story about innovation and inspiration in the world of skiing.
3D.GLASS is Völkl’s latest development to furthermore improve overall ski performance and stability even in critical snow conditions.
Compared to classic glass constructions the three-dimensional and multiple-folded glass layers in the binding area result in an increased edge grip and a more vivid rebound behavior in turns.
Ice Off Topsheet
The next step in weight reduction, ICE.OFF represents the latest topsheet technology in touring skis. Its unique 3D surface structure and material composition avoid icing, causing snow to simply slide off the topsheet. This leads to a drastic reduction - up to 20 to 30 percent of the weight during use. In addition, white colorations add to the anti-icing effect. Lighter skis prevent fatigue and offer enhanced performance on long, steep ascents. // unique surface structure avoids icing // effective eight reduction (app. 20 to 30%)
Less effort – more performance!
It‘s been a long-held target of ours to create performance-oriented skis for demanding skiers of every age that are nevertheless built to be forgiving and to reduce exertion. This would let skiers get a longer, more relaxed day on the prepared trails and the steeps. Less effort – more performance!
UVO is the first freely rotating, 360° vibration damper to apply cutting-edge vibration dampening technology in order to minimize disruptive ski vibration.
The terrain below the ski inevitably generates vibrations, which in turn set the shovel into motion. This significantly disrupts the smoothness of the ski-ride, and makes it harder to hold an edge. The revolutionary UVO technology works against this, through proven dampening in the form of reduced vibrations in the horizontal and vertical directions as well as along the length of the ski.
More performance AND less weight? Impossible. Right? No, it‘s not! And the exclusive V.WERKS High Tech line proves this.
It impressively demonstrates the possibilities of state of the art technology. This custom line focuses on revolutionary designs that trim every possible gram, which results in the exclusive use of expensive materials like carbon, aramid and titanium.
Völkl Rocker Construction
Rocker constructions go together with skis just like snow goes with winter – once you experience the joy, you‘ll never go back.
While rocker technologies are not themselves new, having entered into all categories of our collection some years ago, they currently play an important role in the VÖLKL PERFECT SETUP. Once tailored with the correct flex profile and sidecut to the specific target audience, each different rocker construction provides enormous benefits to the skier, and almost all models end up with much better handling performance while requiring less exertion. To achieve this, we calculate the optimal version of the rocker line for each individual ski model.
VÖLKL’S FOCUS ON LIGHT WEIGHT
We started down the path of futuristic, lightweight ski constructions several years ago with our V-WERKS technology. Since first hitting the market, these award-winning models have served as a benchmark for the entire industry in lightweight design and performance. They attest to VÖLKL‘s leading role in the area of weight optimization, performance, and efficiency. On models in every series within the line, the skier will benefit from Völkl‘s lightweight constructions on several levels:
// Performance and sensitivity are enhanced, with a more lively, playful feel
// Less exertion and reduced fatigue
// Improved handling, skier reaction, control, and self confidence
The core is at the heart of every ski, and is a major factor in determining its flex, stability, liveliness, and/or playfulness. Each model features a unique core that is individually tuned to its intended end use. We choose amongst a broad range of woods, composites, and hybrids, based on a variety of desired characteristics. Weight optimization is also an important factor – many of our wood cores target weight savings to give the skier more comfort, maneuverability, and agility.