The Volkl Mantra 102 skis blurs the line between all-mountain and freeride categories. Its shape and construction are basically the same as the newly revised Kendo, but in a wider profile. With a 102-millimeter waist, it will deliver better float in soft snow and powder. With Volkl's Multi-Layer wood core, Titanal Frame, and Carbon Tips, it's a very strong ski with a stiff flex pattern. The 170 cm length weighs 2080 g, so it's fair to say the Mantra 102 is on the heavier side of the spectrum. It has tip and tail rocker, but there's not much splay, which translates to a long effective edge, but more challenging maneuverability in technical terrain and deeper snow conditions. Volkl also uses their 3D Radius technology, which features a shorter radius underfoot with longer radii in the tips and tails. Those tip and tail dimensions are pretty big, which means the Mantra 102 should be able to make some big arcs, and should be able to do it through pretty choppy or less than ideal snow conditions. The Mantra 102 is a hefty ski with a burly build, so it's really meant for expert skiers who like to drive a stiff, powerful ski. If you are the type of skier who likes a stiff, but versatile ride, loves long arcs and hard snow, but holds up well through chop and skis powder very well, the Volkl Mantra 102 skis are just for you.
3D Radius: 27/20/25 meters at 184 cm length
Core: Multilayer wood core
Titanal Frame Construction
Rocker Camber Rocker