90EIGHT: Like the 100EIGHT, the 90EIGHT features 3D RIDGE construction, creating an incredibly light weight, versatile freeride ski that handles anything from bumps to trees to groomers, and even powder and crud. The early-taper sidecut and open radius mean you can steer it anywhere you want it to go with an easy, cruisy feel.
A smooth, gradual bend from tip to tail, with matching sidecut and flex. Extended Low Profile (ELP) gives the skier all the benefits of added maneuverability in soft snow while also delivering smooth, graceful arcs on groomed terrain. How? By matching the flex and sidecut with the full rocker (long, gradual bend from tip to tail) profile, the skier automatically gains full edge contact. With a stiffer tip and softer mid-body, Völkl Full Rocker skis offer bomber stability and easy turn initiation combined with uncanny smoothness. The more you put it on edge, the more effective the edge becomes. The resulting performance has resulted in several Ski of the Year honors.
3D.Ridge technology is now found throughout the Volkl collection – from the V-WERKS KATANA and BMT models to the new RTMs, and even the new VTA 88 Lite touring ski – it’s quite probably the most effective construction ever created by Völkl engineers. A symbol of innovative, lightweight VÖLKL ski designs, its distinctive characteristic is a raised central ridge that drops sharply toward the edge, both in front of and behind the binding. This reduces the inertia around the center of the ski to a minimum, and significantly enhances the skier’s sense of agility. At the same time, the central ridge allows for precise pressure distribution, creating the ideal flex characteristics for each model. Despite the weight savings, 3D.Ridge offers incredible stability, resilience, and overall performance.
MULTI LAYER WOOD
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. This popular wood core is featured in more models for 14/15.
TOUGH BOX CONSTRUCTION
Tough Box construction consists of the use of a Multi-Layer wood core (see below) and a composite/fiberglass sheath to create the ultimate resilience and snap for our freeskiing models. The sheath is wrapped around the wood core in the mid-body of the ski, increasing strength and screw retention. Many Völkl freeskiing models also feature a carbon layer in the bottom of the ski that provides additional stability and durability.