RTM 81: Any skier from advanced to expert can use the RTM 81 as an every day ski. Its versatile width, combined with the new WideRide XL TCX binding system, and innovative 3D RIDGE Construction are ideally suited for all-day ripping on the groomers.
A slight rocker bend in the tip and tail, complemented by traditional camber under foot. With a slight rocker in the tip and tail, combined with a classic camber profile under the foot, Völkl engineers have created the ideal blend for frontside carving. Easy, smooth turn entry and exit, with acceleration and rebound as well. The new Extended Tip/Tail Rocker features an elongated rocker profile beginning in the front of the toe piece and 'extending' toward the tip. A prime example of all elements of ski design coming together, the extension of the rocker allows a stiffer tip flex and more open sidecut radius, promoting stability, turn initiation, and playfulness ALL AT ONCE.
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.