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2013 Volkl VWerks RTM 84

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Pros: High WOW factor

Cons: Expensive? Yes. (So is a Corvette compared to an Impala.)

All mountain all conditions?

No. Probably not.

Neither are any of my fly rods,  golf clubs or boats.

Probably NOT the best ski choice for the one ski individual.

I have skied the RTM line as part of a mixed quiver out here in the west and Rocky Mountains since their introduction and of the literally hundred pair of skis I have owned over the past fifty years...

The V Werks ranks near the top for what they do and how ell they do it.

WHEN I  leave north Idaho for Colorado this would NOT be the only ski I would haul along.

Returning to my old home in Sun Valley...probably.

Posted

Pros: Strong ski when on edge

Cons: Must always be on edge

Review:

The VWerks could very well be the best looking ski in the premium carver category of skis. When Volkl introduced the RTM series last year, they discontinued the AC's The VWerks is an extension of the RTM's and specifically the RTM84 with the addition of adding lightness with high tech materials. The VWerks is a better RTM at medium to high speeds but the ski needs to be doing something all the time, it needs to be on edge. The camberless design along with the early rise tip and tail makes the VWerks feel loose and greasy at slower to medium speeds. The VWerks is a fine ski but at this price point, people expect more than fine. 

 

Product:

Length Tested: 176

Dimensions/Turn Radius:  129.84-111 18M @ 176CM

Camber: Early Rise, Tip & Tail w/ no camber

Binding: Suggested

Mount point: Suggested

 

Environment & Conditions:

Location of Test: Winter Park Co

Number of Runs: 2

Snow Conditions: Groomers

Demo or Own: Demo

 

Tester Info:

Username: Philpug

Age: 48

Height/Weight: 5'10" 185lb

Ski Days/Season: 60+

Years Skiing: 35

Aggressiveness: Moderate (Finesse) 

Current Quiver: 13 Blizzard Bonafide, 13 Blizzard Gunsmoke, plus various vintage skis

Home Area: Squaw & Northstar

Preferred Terrain: bumps, off-piste, trees

 
2013 Volkl VWerks RTM 84
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Description:

V-Werks - the Power of Perfection When Völkl engineers are given free reign to produce the ultimate performance, they often come up with some staggering ideas for premium product. For the 12/13 season, one such concept brings it all the way to the retail floor under the project heading ‘V-Werks’. Völkl‘s very own WERKS design group has come up with two new ski models that are truly incredible in every aspect, from appearance to performance, and each is a testament to the exacting design standards for which Völkl is known. The special V-Werks Code Speedwall and V-Werks RTM 84 editions forge new territory in ski performance. This super-premium series relies on 3 key new construction technologies: • A Metal-Tex Hybrid construction featuring a unique combination of titanal, aramid, and carbon fiber. • A Motion iPT ‘Hollow-Tech‘ binding interface area - created to deliver the ultimate power transmission and light weight. • A new Xtra-Light Wood Core that features new materials for light weight and resilience.

Details:
DetailValue
Lengths171 (16.9), 176 (18.0), 181 (19.1)
Dimensions129-84-111
Turn Radius18M @ 176cm
Constructiontip / tail rocker
Core MaterialSensorwood xtra light
Binding IncludedYes
Recommended BindingV-WERKS iPT WR 14.0
Recommended useGroomed
Binding TypeSystem
Recommended LevelAdvanced
Model Year2013
Binding System
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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