3D.Ridge technology - now found on everything from the V-Werks Katana, BMT, and VTA88 Lite touring skis to the frontside-oriented FLAIR and RTM models – is quite probably the most effective construction ever created by Volkl engineers. It has become a symbol of Volkl’s lightweight constructions. 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 reduced the inertia around the center of the ski to a minimum, and significantly enhances the agility of the ski. At the same time, the center ridge allows for precise pressure distribution, with the ideal flex characteristics for each model. In addition to weight savings, 3D.Ridge offers incredible stability, resilience, and overall performance.
Volkl’s longest-running construction, Full Sidewall, utilizes traditional vertical sidewalls and a torsion box internal layup. Used in racing skis as well as all the freeskiing models, this versatile, proven construction provides tremendous grip and stability when combined with the Sensor Wood core.
EARLY TAPERED SIDECUTS
Early taper sidecuts in the tip and tail allow the ski to steer in and out of the turn more easily. The result is a more playful feel no matter what the conditions. In powder it makes it easy to point them wherever you want to go and not worry about the deflection. On all mountain skis, it delivers total directional freedom an effortless turn entry.
MULTI-LAYER WOOD CORE
Volkl 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.