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Volkl

Buyer’s Guide 2022 selection

CARVING MASTER  The Deacon was already a fully loaded, frontside punisher before Völkl ordained it to the next level, the Deacon 76 Master. Upgrades are the same as the M6 Mantra: an ash wood core and tailored carbon tip, which should add energy to the turn exit, smoothness in all conditions, and light but stable … More »

Volkl Secret 96 – Test 2022

Volkl Secret Test22

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 VOLKL SECRET 96 * WOMEN * METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN BEST FOR: Strong intermediates through experts looking to improve.  Like the unisex Mantras, the revamped Secret 96 retains the all-mountain performance we’ve come to expect from the ski, but where the previous iteration was out of reach for all but the most powerful … More »

Volkl Mantra M6 – Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 VOLKL MANTRA M6 * METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN BEST FOR: Experts who want as much performance on-piste as off. And now for something totally different. So different, in fact, we had to convince female testers to give it a try. The extreme shape has a huge shovel and tail and a do-it-all waist. … More »

Racer Ready? 2022 Gear

 Whether it’s competing or just skiing like you do, here’s some help to get you down fast—and safely. Auclair Race Fusion To protect hands from gate bashing, Auclair harnessed the morphing armour of D3O. Most of the time the polymer built into the back of the glove is soft and flexible, but an impact excites … More »

Coming to a Ski Shop Near You

From the longest lift lines in memory to locked-down resorts to the continued rise in alpine touring, the one thing uniting skiers across the country is our hopeful look to next season. Gear brands are in the same gondola. (Wearing a face covering, of course!) Despite challenges with supply chains, manufacturing and prototype testing, plenty … More »

Powder Buyer’s Guide 2021

Powder Buyer’s Guide 2021 Steep and Deep When the snow won’t stop, neither should you. Gear made for chest-deep blower starts with fat skis and ends with the clothing that keeps you warm and comfy no matter the weather. Whether you find it in the trees a few metres from the run or deep in … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2021 – All-Mountain

As an All-Mountain skier, you’re pragmatic and easygoing—but not blown by the wind. When the lifts start spinning, you follow the soft snow wherever it takes you: early-morning groomers, bumps and jumps, or powdery back bowls. And where you go, you expect your gear to follow. That means it must be as versatile and adaptable … More »

Völkl Blaze 106 ski test

SKI TEST 2021 VOLKL BLAZE 106 * Editors’ Choice * BEST FOR: Mount a Marker Duke PT and you’ve got a freeride and touring quiver of one. The Blaze is part of a growing category of skis that blend do-it-all performance with backcountry-capable weight. Reports from the front line suggest the Blaze might be one … More »

Test 2020 – Volkl Deacon 84

BEST FOR: A high-end skier looking for a dedicated groomer ski. LENGTHS:              162, 167, 172, 177, 182 DIMENSIONS:         132/84/115 RADIUS:                 16@177 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $1300 OTHER MODELS:    80, 79, 76, 75, 74  For this winter, Völkl expanded its Deacon series of on-piste rippers with several wider models. The 84 is the biggest of the clan, but … More »

Test 2019 backcountry – Volkl Mantra V.Werks

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews BACKCOUNTRY MANTRA Völkl’s Mantra V.Werks is the super light version of its popular M5 Mantra, an on-piste, all-mountain weapon. While not a backcountry-specific ski, its wood core is lighter than the M5, optimizing it to play out of the ski area. The V.Werks has a carbon topsheet, while the … More »

Volkl

Buyer’s Guide 2022 selection

CARVING MASTER  The Deacon was already a fully loaded, frontside punisher before Völkl ordained it to the next level, the Deacon 76 Master. Upgrades are the same as the M6 Mantra: an ash wood core and tailored carbon tip, which should add energy to the turn exit, smoothness in all conditions, and light but stable … More »

Volkl Secret 96 – Test 2022

Volkl Secret Test22

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 VOLKL SECRET 96 * WOMEN * METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN BEST FOR: Strong intermediates through experts looking to improve.  Like the unisex Mantras, the revamped Secret 96 retains the all-mountain performance we’ve come to expect from the ski, but where the previous iteration was out of reach for all but the most powerful … More »

Volkl Mantra M6 – Test 2022

SKI CANADA TEST 2022 VOLKL MANTRA M6 * METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN BEST FOR: Experts who want as much performance on-piste as off. And now for something totally different. So different, in fact, we had to convince female testers to give it a try. The extreme shape has a huge shovel and tail and a do-it-all waist. … More »

Racer Ready? 2022 Gear

 Whether it’s competing or just skiing like you do, here’s some help to get you down fast—and safely. Auclair Race Fusion To protect hands from gate bashing, Auclair harnessed the morphing armour of D3O. Most of the time the polymer built into the back of the glove is soft and flexible, but an impact excites … More »

Coming to a Ski Shop Near You

From the longest lift lines in memory to locked-down resorts to the continued rise in alpine touring, the one thing uniting skiers across the country is our hopeful look to next season. Gear brands are in the same gondola. (Wearing a face covering, of course!) Despite challenges with supply chains, manufacturing and prototype testing, plenty … More »

Powder Buyer’s Guide 2021

Powder Buyer’s Guide 2021 Steep and Deep When the snow won’t stop, neither should you. Gear made for chest-deep blower starts with fat skis and ends with the clothing that keeps you warm and comfy no matter the weather. Whether you find it in the trees a few metres from the run or deep in … More »

Buyer’s Guide 2021 – All-Mountain

As an All-Mountain skier, you’re pragmatic and easygoing—but not blown by the wind. When the lifts start spinning, you follow the soft snow wherever it takes you: early-morning groomers, bumps and jumps, or powdery back bowls. And where you go, you expect your gear to follow. That means it must be as versatile and adaptable … More »

Völkl Blaze 106 ski test

SKI TEST 2021 VOLKL BLAZE 106 * Editors’ Choice * BEST FOR: Mount a Marker Duke PT and you’ve got a freeride and touring quiver of one. The Blaze is part of a growing category of skis that blend do-it-all performance with backcountry-capable weight. Reports from the front line suggest the Blaze might be one … More »

Test 2020 – Volkl Deacon 84

BEST FOR: A high-end skier looking for a dedicated groomer ski. LENGTHS:              162, 167, 172, 177, 182 DIMENSIONS:         132/84/115 RADIUS:                 16@177 SUGGESTED RETAIL: $1300 OTHER MODELS:    80, 79, 76, 75, 74  For this winter, Völkl expanded its Deacon series of on-piste rippers with several wider models. The 84 is the biggest of the clan, but … More »

Test 2019 backcountry – Volkl Mantra V.Werks

Ski Canada Test 2019 On-Slope Reviews BACKCOUNTRY MANTRA Völkl’s Mantra V.Werks is the super light version of its popular M5 Mantra, an on-piste, all-mountain weapon. While not a backcountry-specific ski, its wood core is lighter than the M5, optimizing it to play out of the ski area. The V.Werks has a carbon topsheet, while the … More »

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