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A Review On: 2013 Volkl VWerks RTM 84

2013 Volkl VWerks RTM 84

Rated # 52 in All-Mountain Skis
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Philpug
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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

 

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