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Volkl 90Eight 2017 | Ski Review

December 14th, 2016

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The Volkl 90Eight ski is a lightweight, versatile freeride ski that’ll take you anywhere from lift-accessed tree lines and blustery ridgeline bootpacks through to chopped up end-of-day hardpack and early morning groomers.

At 90mm underfoot, the 90Eight comfortably floats through powder, slips between trees and bashes through the rough stuff, while the smooth tip and tail rocker will keep you above the surface in the really deep stuff. And what’s going on on the inside? A multi-layer woodcore with carbon reinforcements provides the optimal balance of flex, poppiness and smooth handling. And Volkl’s 3D Ridge Construction – a noticeably visible ‘ridge’ along the top of the ski – allows for plenty of strength and stability, but cuts out any extra materials and keeps the ski super light. The result is a playful, easy-to-handle ski that doesn’t lose face, no matter how insane the conditions are.

And in case you were wondering about piste performance, the 90Eight doesn’t disappoint there either. Full ABS sidewalls make for high torsional strength, which provide solid grip, dampness and stability on hardpack, while the smooth taper of the tip and tail rocker means they won’t be flapping around like branches in the wind when you want to ramp up the speed.

Overall, if you’re looking for a versatile, lightweight freeride ski that isn’t firmly lodged in the ‘aggressive charging’ category, the 90Eight is a slightly more chilled out option that means you won’t have to force your short turns.

 

Buy the Volkl 90Eight 2017 Skis and Bindings Here.