For light weight all-mountain fun, there's not a lot out there better suited than the Volkl Blaze 94. When you pick them up, it's impressive how light they are, but Volkl does their Volkl things with them, making them remarkably versatile and stable all at the same time. Built with a hybrid multi-layer wood core, the skis feature a mix of softer and lighter wood stringers to go along with the denser and stiffer ones. These larger vertical blocks of wood stringers give the ski its incredible energy, all while keeping the weight down to a very manageable 1546 grams per ski in the 179 cm length. In addition, the skis feature Volkl's 3D Radius sidecut, allowing the skier to more predictably and accurately decide the turn shape and style. By varying up the radius, the skier can use shallower edge angles in the forebody and through the tails to get a longer turn shape, and if you push more on the central part of the ski, they start to come around like a slalom ski. Ultimately, you're looking at about a 17-meter turn radius in the 179, but it's really amazing how the ski is comfortable and capable at any turn shape and arc. They carve clean round turns, and at the same time, they can skid and smear some quick slash turns. At 94 mm underfoot, the skis are right in the sweet spot for making a true all-mountain ski, but with Volkl's freeride flare.
Tip/Waist/Tail Width: 134/94/116 mm
Radius: 17 m @ 179